So did her fans.
Nicki Minaj spent her Saturday night the same way many of her fans did — getting high and watching her new video for “Chun-Li” on repeat. “Last night after my shoot I got high & watched the Chun-Li video about 48 times,” she wrote on Twitter Sunday. According to the Young Money rapper, it was an eye-opening experience. “I started seein shit I never saw b4,” she revealed.
Fans responded with the tweet with confirmation that they’ve been streaming the video just as frequently, though not necessarily under the influence.
same sis pic.twitter.com/8XJDh3fN8s
— ASH-LI (@higherthannicki) May 6, 2018
bitch i did too. its pleasing to the eye when youre high af.
— jacob 🦄☁️ (@FarAsICouldGet) May 6, 2018
Omg i watched 50 times. Our minds!! pic.twitter.com/bFKp47n7n1
— ♔♚ALEXANDER MCKING♚♔ (@oalexneo) May 6, 2018
Bihhh that’s nothing….been watching it for about 100 times today! Nicki streams hard but The Kingdom streams hardeeeeer pic.twitter.com/b6I1lQ4439
— chun-mic (@michelemarajj) May 6, 2018
The repeat watches appear to be paying off. As of Saturday, “Chun-Li” video was the #1 trending video on YouTube and Apple Music as Nicki documented on Instagram. Her clip for “Barbie Tingz,” released simultaneously, was not far behind. the “Chun-Li” video was directed by Steven Klein, who previously worked on Lady Gaga’s “Alejandro” and Kanye West’s “Wolves.”
The two singles come in advance of Minaj’s highly-anticipated fourth studio album. The follow-up to 2014’s The Pinkprint is still without a title, though she did troll her fans with a fake title earlier this weekend.
Watch the video for Nicki’s “Chun-Li” as many times as you wish below.