Director Benny Boom returned Nicki Minaj to Trinidad for the blindingly bright and super hi-def “Pound the Alarm” video. Her fierce curves blazoned with feathers, the Young Money leading lady turns out the streets for a roving, Carnival-esque parade set to Pink Friday: Roman’s Revenge‘s most raucous and island-flavored cut. Which, actually, is more or less what happened when she touched down in her homeland for the shoot and her cousins and all the rest showed up. 16-hours and a lot of fun later, Nicki’s got another vibrant video — and the a sore neck to prove it! — in her catalog.
As always with Nicki, there’s a whole lot to look at here. Let’s break it down…
WHERE: St. James, in the heart of Trinidad’s Port of Spain
WHO: A bleach-blonde and be-feathered Nicki, back running the place like she never left.
WHAT: Nicki’s home! And there is madness in the streets and sky as a result.
WHY: It’s getting hotter and hotter, sexy and hotter, and someone has to pound the alarm — good thing Nicki’s back.