Nicki Minaj, the self-proclaimed Queen of Rap, has just released the official music video for her latest single, “Red Ruby Da Sleeze.” The island-themed clip was filmed in Minaj’s home island of Trinidad and Tobago and features a special appearance from dancehall artist Skeng.
In the video, Minaj dons a strappy black swimsuit while ferociously rapping the track’s lyrics atop a deck that overlooks the ocean. Elsewhere, she lounges oceanside and struts city streets with Basketball Wives star Brooke Bailey. Other footage shows Minaj looking stunning in a “red ruby”-colored silk robe, which she later takes off to provide a better look at her bathing suit. Skeng makes a brief appearance, adding a dancehall flavor to the track.
“Red Ruby Da Sleeze,” which debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 in mid-March, sees Minaj interpolating Lumidee’s “Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh),” which peaked at No. 3 on the Hot 100 in 2003. The track follows a similar formula to her 2022 Hot 100 No. 1 hit “Super Freaky Girl,” which sampled Rick James’ 1981 song “Super Freak.” Co-produced by Go Grizzly and Cheeze Beatz, the track ushered in Minaj’s fierce new music persona.
The rapper endorsed the new music video on her Instagram page, while also wishing her fans a happy Mother’s Day. “VIDEO OUT NOW ‼️‼️‼️ ITS 🫖… Happy Mother’s Day & Happy MUVA’s day to all the mommies & all the baddies who make the world go round 🌎” she wrote.
Watch the full music video for “Red Ruby Da Sleeze” on YouTube