Music video by Nicki Minaj performing Anaconda. "Anaconda" is a song by American recording artist Nicki Minaj, from her upcoming third studio album, The Pinkprint (2014). It was released on August 4, 2014 by Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, and Republic Records as the second single from the album. Production for the track was handled by Polow Da Don and Da Internz. "Anaconda" peaked at No. 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100, consequently becoming Minaj's highest charting single in the United States to date. The song samples heavily from Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-a-Lot, and is named for one of the lines in that original song.