As if on cue, Nicki Minaj returns to remind us she's a rapper. A ferociously unhinged one, at that. Onika Maraj recently wreaked havoc — with help from Cassie — in the video for "The Boys," the pop-bursting first single from her November 19 re-release, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up. Now director Grizz Lee, who has shot plenty of Minaj behind-the-scenes tour footage, puts it to good use in the appropriately raw-looking clip for Roman Reloaded word-bender "Come on a Cone."
Like original Pink Friday onslaughts "Roman's Revenge" and "Did It On 'Em," the percussive, synth-stabbed track is a showcase for Nicki's phenomenal rapping ability, which here takes ever more bizarre turns: "Dick in your face," she breaks out in song at one point. As the video shows, not only is Minaj rap royalty, that's also who she hangs out with. Cameos here run the gamut from Birdman to Kanye West, Jay-Z, and a particularly pumped-looking Wacka Flocka Flame. If the video ends a little early, consider that a reason to revisit the Roman Reloaded version and, well, hear more of Nicki singing about her dick.