Two months after Queen Bey first debuted her “***Flawless” remix with Minaj, the singer, 33, dropped the track’s accompanying music video this week.
The visuals to “***Flawless (Remix),” open with Beyonce on stage in Paris for one of the final nights of her On The Run Tour with husband Jay Z. Against her trademark black-and-pink background, Beyonce begins to sing “***Flawless” as audio from acclaimed Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie plays and flashes across the screen, reading, “Feminist: a person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.”
Breaking it down in a printed, sleeved one-piece, the Grammy winner begins, “You wake up, flawless / Post up, flawless / Ridin’ round in it, flawless / Flossin’ on that, flawless.” She then continues to perform the meme-inspiring single from her self-titled surprise 2013 album, crooning and working it with an army of backup dancers.
Midway through the song, Blue Ivy‘s mother changes the lyrics from her original words, altering the message to make reference to her infamous elevator scuffle with Jay Z and her sister Solange. Teasing something new to fans, she raps, “Of course sometimes shit go down / When it’s a billion dollars on an elevator.”
The performance is hardly over, however, as Bey then brings Nicki Minaj out to the sold-out show in Paris. Introduced by her real name Onika, the “Anaconda” rapper struts out in skintight printed onesie, spitting “The queen of rap, slayin with Queen Bey / If you ain’t on the team, you plain’ for team D.”
Minaj, 31, spoke about getting the chance to work with Beyonce earlier this year. “[My manager] Gee [Roberson] called me when I was on my way to Vegas, and he said, ‘Beyoncé wants you to remix ‘Flawless,'” she told Hot 97 this past August. “And after I got proper medical help and started breathing again, I was like, ‘What?'” She went on to add that Beyonce was “such a sweetheart” and gave her the room to exercise her originality, telling Minaj, “I want you to be you — I don’t want you to hold back.”
Watch the new “***Flawless (Remix)” visuals in the video above!
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