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Nicki Minaj ‘Freaks’ in Pasties for French Montana’s Video

French Montana Nicki Minaj 'Freaks' Video Pasties

We’ve been looking forward to French Montana’s Bad Boy Records debut Excuse My French ever since SPIN dubbed him a Breaking Out star back in April. But the Moroccan-born journeyman MC is used to rolling with the punches — the album is now due out May 21. As he told us back then, “Nothing happens when you want it; it happens when it’s supposed to.”

Indeed, it was probably wise for Frenchy to get his ducks in a row for the release of his white-hot Nicki Minaj team-up “Freaks.” The song is fierce enough on its own — a tropically tinged club heater with game-topping performances from both of the artists — but the just-out music video for the track is bound to whip up a little extra excitement (cue the creepy male gaze). When the American Idol judge and SPIN Hottest MC appears in the colorful clip, she’s sporting pasties and a loosely tossed on blouse. She raps with incredible confidence, seemingly emboldened by the fact that her Barbz are running free. It’s a bit confusing (what’s the message here?) but also kinda badass, we guess. Did we mention we like Montana’s hat?