The video arrives just days after Minaj closed out her performance at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards with the track. The medley — which celebrated the rapper receiving this year’s Video Vanguard Award — also included a litany of her biggest hits like “Anaconda,” “Super Bass,” “Chun-Li,” “Beez in the Trap” and more. During her acceptance speech, she shouted out Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson, and made a call for viewers to take mental health “seriously.”
Following its release, “Super Freaky Girl” earned a total of 21.1 million streams, 4.6 million radio airplay audience impressions and 89,000 downloads sold in its first week, placing it in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. The single marks Minaj’s first-ever solo No. 1 hit and her third overall, following 2020’s “Trollz” with 6ix9ine and Doja Cat’s “Say So.”
Minaj recently tapped her famous alter-ego Roman for a remix of the popular cut, which clocks in one minute longer than the original recording with an additional verse.
The video arrives after Minaj accepted the Video Vanguard Award at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards, where she also performed a decades-spanning medley of some of her most popular tracks, which included “Super Freaky Girl” and her fan-favorite “Monster” verse.