“Starships” is a song by Trinidadian-American recording artist, Nicki Minaj, and appears her second studio album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.
It premiered during On Air with Ryan Seacrest and was released as the lead single from the album on the same day. It was produced by RedOne, Carl Falk and Rami Yacoub. The song was released for digital download on February 14, 2012. An accompanying music video for the single was shot in Hawaii on March 13–15, 2012.
According to Nickidaily.com, Minaj’s assistant Safaree Samuels streamed on UStream that a video for “Starships” will be released before the album comes out.
The “Starships” video was filmed in Hawaii, it was a 3-day shoot, filming began on March 13, 2012 and ended on March 15, 2012. The video was directed by Anthony Mandler.
Bikini-clad and sporting neon green hair, Minaj dances on the beach in the video for “Starships”. A digitally rendered Spacecraft appears in the video, floating over the shore. Several athletic men, adorned in tribal scarification, carry her across and island on a platform. The video features flashing lights and the glow-in-the-dark effects reminiscent of the video for Super Bass.