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Minaj's g-string vision

Nicki Minaj was supposed to wear her infamous Anaconda g-string underneath sweatpants.

The singer revealed the artwork for her latest single online last month: a shot of her showing off her behind in tiny underwear and a pair of sneakers.

It certainly set tongues wagging, but stylist duo McClairn and McKenzie say the picture could have been very different.

"Nicki always has a vision. It's all Nicki's vision, really," McClairn clarified to ET Online.

"We initially gave her the g-string just to be an undergarment under the sweatpants," McKenzie added. "But when she saw her silhouette with her Jordans on, she got inspired and felt like that should be one of the looks, also. She thought it looked so quintessentially '80s."

The video for Anaconda was unleashed on the world earlier this week and it shows Nicki, 31, putting her curvaceous figure on display yet again. She seductively dances in the clip, dressed in skimpy outfits and sporting some very retro accessories courtesy of video stylist Gianni Catalina.

"I hope fanny packs make their comeback!" Gianni giggled. "I had really wanted to use them for an additional pop of pink and to help tie the look together. I thought it was unexpected and fun and in this world we all created, it just worked and wasn’t too crazy – just enough."

And it's not just g-strings and fanny packs - Nicki is also clad in outfits by top labels such as Alexander McQueen and Balmain in the promo. The pieces are one-of-a-kind and weren't easy to come by.

"It was like looking for a needle in a haystack," McClairn said of the Balmain top featured.

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