Nicki Minaj Megatron
After a three month hiatus from social media and the public eye, except to attend the 2019 Met Gala and announce her Chris Brown feature, Nicki Minaj broke her silence by tweeting and writing on her Instagram story one word: “Megatron.” The cryptic message became the name of the lead single.
Named after the sentient robotic alien creature from the Transformers toy and movie franchise, Megatron is known as the leader of the villainous group the Decepticons, and as the arch nemesis of Optimus Prime, the original protagonist of the series.
This isn’t the first time Nicki has titled her lead single after a villainous character. Back in April 2018, Nicki released the lead single “Chun-Li,” a song named after the first female character and “bad guy” from the video game series Street Fighter.
Nicki first compared herself to the character Megatron on Future’s October 2018 track “Transformer:”
She’s now released the official music video and you can now watch in full below.