The Toronto MC and former "Degrassi" star chopped it up with MTV News on the set of the video for the Young Money superstars' collabo "Moment 4 Life," which appears on Minaj's Pink Friday album. Drizzy was coy about just how the two will interact in the clip, but hinted that the pair will give fans an eye-popping spectacle.
"I mean, it's a fantasy video," Drake explained. "So you've got a very regal environment, and you've got Nicki doing what she does — big outfits, big everything — and it's a great video."
In some of the footage MTV News scored on the clip's Los Angeles set, Minaj grandly enters a sprawling mansion in an aqua gown with diaphanous draping. Looking over a balcony, Drake observes the rap diva as he nurses a martini. The Thank Me Later lyricist stayed mum about the clip's narrative, saying he wanted to preserve the surprise of the visual, which premieres Thursday (January 26) on MTV at 7:54 p.m. ET and will be followed by a live Q&A session with Minaj.
"The twist of it, or the concept of it, I don't wanna give it all away," Drake demurred.
As far as his performance in the video, Drake said that because of his close relationship with Minaj, being the hip-hop Barbie's leading man comes naturally.
"Yeah, I love that girl, man. I'm not gonna lie to you," Drizzy smiled. "I love her, so it's easy. It's not hard to play romantic." (MTV)