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Nicki Minaj says she was 'just being dumb' on 'Anaconda'

Nicki Minaj has downplayed her recent single 'Anaconda'.

The singer unleashed the track and its video to widespread internet chatter in August.

Its promo clip raised eyebrows for its twerking, but Minaj told Complex magazine in a new interview that the track is just all for fun.

She said: "That whole song, I was just being dumb. It was a joke. My biggest thing was seeing how my girlfriends Sherika and Thembi were going to react. If they don’t like a song, they’ll be like, 'No'.

"As soon as they walked in the studio, we were laughing and having fun. I thought, if we’re doing this, then everybody is going to have fun with it."

However, Minaj added that there is an important message behind the frivolity:

"I wanted to create a song that embraced curvy women. I wanted to be sexual but be playful with it. And I wanted it to be so melodic that even if you don’t understand English you could still go along with the melody and you would have no idea about all the raunchy sh*t I’m saying - I get a kick out of that. It was simple to write. I just created the melody and then I let the words happen."

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Watch the 'Anaconda' video below: