In Nicki’s interview with GQ, the world wants to know the theme behind “Anaconda” and why that cover was so classic. And truthfully, there was no real thought behind it. Nicki looked at the video like a normal video and the cover was shot on the day of the music video. She never imagined it would become a meme phenomenon or that her video would break records.
“It’s just talking about two guys that [Nicki Minaj] dated in the past and what they’re good at and what they bought her and what they said to her. It’s just cheeky, like a funny story.”
“I’m chopping up the banana. Did you realize that? At first I’m being sexual with the banana, and then it’s like, ‘Ha-ha, no.’ ” I ask if she’s referring to how the Drake scene immediately follows the kitchen scene. “Yeah, that was important for us to show in the kitchen scene, because it’s always about the female taking back the power, and if you want to be flirty and funny that’s fine, but always keeping the power and the control in everything.”