“Anaconda” is a song by a 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 record.Production for the track was handled by Polow Da Don, Anonymous and Da Internz.
In 2012, the song was originally recorded by five-time Grammy Award-winning musician Missy Elliott, however due to undisclosed reasons Elliott shelved the track and was then re-recorded by Minaj. The cover art for the single went viral on the web after being revealed. On various digital music stores, the cover is censored with a Parental Advisory label over her posterior. The song extensively samples “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-Lot.