Nicki Minaj debuted her video for Stupid Hoe over the weekend. ``Can't premiere on a network b/c its (sic) important that my art is not tampered with, or compromised prior to you viewing it for the 1st time,'' the rapper tweeted before releasing the candy-coloured clip online.
Subsequently, you and everyone you know watched it approximately 7.5 million times (and counting) on YouTube. A few of those viewers probably worried about having a seizure, and still more pondered whether a Hype Williams music video is the most cost-effective way to moon the population of a small country.
And then, just an hour after sharing the clip, Minaj tweeted another news flash. Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - the album from whence the glitchy Stupid Hoe springs - won't arrive Feb. 14, as previously promised.
"New Album Date: April 3rd. Pink Friday: ROMAN RELOADED. But have no fear. Tons of surprises before then ;). Love Always, HB," Minaj tweeted.
Duly noted, although there are tons of non-surprising, previously scheduled events in Minaj's future, as well. She's booked to play the Grammy Awards Feb. 12, and, a few days before the best-new-artist nominee takes the stage at L.A.'s Staples Center, she's expected to be at the Super Bowl on Feb. 5 in Indianapolis. Madonna will own the half-time show this year, and since Minaj appears on the Queen of Pop's upcoming single, place a few of your betting dollars on the MC making an appearance. There hasn't been an official confirmation, but we'll take the huge, hot-pink "Super Bowl" graphic in the Stupid Hoe video as a helpful hint.