Nicki Minaj has a bona fide summer smash on her hands with “Your Love,” which cracked the Top 20 of Billboard‘s Hot 100 last week by climbing to #18 and is also at #1 on the Rap Songs chart. And for the Hype Williams-directed music video for her hit, the Harajuku Barbie falls for her samurai instructor—but things don’t quite end happily ever after. Watch below.
We really expected Nicki to waste that other warrior-in-training hater. The fact that she dies—and does so in such a beautiful way here—kind of makes us love her all the more.
And sorry, Tom Cruise—but this was a far less-painful watch than The Last Samurai.
“Your Love” samples from Annie Lennox’s version of “No More ‘I Love You’s',” and there must just be something about that song that inspires fancy dress-up—in some form or other.
Nicki Minaj’s debut album is scheduled for a November 23 release.