Nicki Minaj rocks a G-string on "Anaconda" single artwork

Jul 24, 2014 at 12:33 p.m. ET
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Nicki Minaj has gone through an image transformation within the past few years, and up until recently, it seemed to gain her a lot of respect. On early Thursday morning, July 24, the Young Money honey took to Instagram to unveil the artwork for her new single "Anaconda," and it appears that the singer is going on a less-than-subtle route for her next career chapter.

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Squatting down in front of a white backdrop, the femcee looks over the shoulder, showing off her back in an itty-bitty top with a G-string that almost looks nonexistent. Why even wear it? It's a smoking-hot cover that has her assets on full display, but we thought she was going to go in a different direction after she went low-key for her "Pills and Potions" video. Guess not.

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Whether you think the "Anaconda" artwork is a step in the right direction or not, the single is coming your way and set to hit iTunes next Monday, July 28. Minaj's legion of Barbz and Kenz were overly excited for the track and prompted the single title to trend on Twitter in several counties, including Mexico, Sweden and Ireland. No other details surrounding "Anaconda" have been revealed, but you can probably guess that it's going to be one explicit single.

Earlier this week, Minaj was announced as one of the stars to appear at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in late September. Billboard reports that she is prepping the release of her new album for the fourth quarter of the year.

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