The clip kicks off with a few title cards explaining the story behind the video, where Nicki was the generous queen of an empire that had been overthrown by a close friend. Once she had enough rest, the story goes that the queen comes back to life stronger than ever, killing "everything in sight" for an all-out desert storm melee against her detractors.
Minaj fiercely moves throughout the sand-filled desert until meeting up with the rest of her tribe. They are then surrounded by a circle of fire, which looks to be a part of a ceremonial ritual. Nicki quickly morphs into more sophisticated attire fit for a true queen. During a later scene, she re-creates her majestic album cover, which was also designed by video directors Alas and Piggott.