Double Feature: Nicki Minaj Brings The Heat In Her “Chun-Li” & “Barbie Tingz” Videos
Get ready for a double feature. Nicki Minaj is kicking off the weekend by releasing not one but two videos. Today (May 4), the femcee rolled out visuals in support of “Barbie Tingz” and “Chun-Li.” Unsurprisingly, both releases practically vibrate with energy and bold colors. Directed by Giovanni Bianco and Nicki herself, the former has been heralded as the return of Harajuku Barbie. In it, the 35-year-old shows off her toned body in a variety of sexy costumes. Shot against a stark white background, the vibrant colors are brilliant, making for a fun but simple affair.
Although “Barbie Tingz” is a jewel-toned delight, the “Chun-Li” visual is a clear standout. Directed by Steven Klein, it is a more cinematic release. In it, Nicki plays the ultimate femme fatale. She delivers endless fierce looks including the double buns that were the signature of the track’s namesake. Boasting impressive choreography and striking visuals, the neon-drenched release is a must-see. After going top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, it seems like “Chun-Li” is a more viable option as the “Regret In Your Tears” hitmaker prepares to usher in a new era.
In comparison, “Barbie Tingz” peaked at the still respectable number 25. Both singles suffered a drop on the chart the following week, but the videos should give them a boost. With plans to take the stage at Saturday Night Live on May 19, Nicki may be able to take “Chun-Li” top 5. Check out the “Barbie Tingz” video up top and watch “Chun-Li” below!