Nearly six months after the project’s release, the Young Money rapper has dropped the official music video for the standout track “Hard White.” Nicki announced the premiere via social media Thursday afternoon, sharing a behind-the-scenes clip with the visual’s cast.
“Hard White,” produced by Boi-1da and !llmind, immediately raised eyebrows upon Queen’s release. Many were convinced the track included Cardi B subs, as she seemingly references a stripper-turned-rapper; however, in an interview with Zane Lowe last spring, Nicki revealed she had recorded the track in early 2017, prior to the public feud.
“It’s Nicki in rare form," !llmind told Billboard about “Hard White.” "It’s what she does best. She’s one of the few top-tier artists that’s left that’s like, really rapping. She’s not really built off of a gimmick or anything like that.”
You can watch the “Hard White” video above.
The MC is now preparing to head overseas for the Nicki Wrld Tour with Juice WRLD. The 22-date European trek will kick off Feb. 21 in Munich, Germany, and conclude March 28 in Geneva, Switzerland.