Official music video for the track Starships by Nicki Minaj.
The single is released as the lead single on her second studio album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. Starships premiered during On Air with Ryan Seacret. It was produced by RedOne, Carl Falk and Rami Yacoub. The song was released for digital download 14th February 2012. The music video opens with a UFO/Starship flying towards an island after being summoned by its local tribesmen. The Starship then beams a pink bikini-clad electric green haired Minaj down onto the beach and she begins to sing. It then goes to a scene where Minaj is dancing in the mountains behind a glass box while some of the male islanders run up to her. The scene then shifts towards the volcano top at nightime where Minaj is sitting on top of the box with some of the locals dancing around her. In the final scene she is partying with the islanders. There intercut scenes that shows Minaj singing the some with some kaleidoscope effects. It ends with her singing the last line while looking directly into the camera. "Starships" debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking her second solo arrival in the Top 10, after "Super Bass", which reached No. 3 in 2011. The song peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was certified platinum in the US on 4th May 2012. In the UK It peaked No. 2 18th March 2012, it was her highest charting single. The single reached No. 1 in Scotland, and also pewaked at No. 2 in Ireland. In the spring of 2012, "Starships" was the 21st most downloaded ringtone.