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- Nicki Minaj posted an Animoji video to her Instagram account. The video features a unicorn Animoji rapping her verse on Migos’ “MotorSport.”
Animoji just got its first big celebrity endorsement.
Nicki Minaj used the new iPhone X feature to rap her verse on the new Migos song, “MotorSport.” Her Animoji of choice: the unicorn.
Minaj posted the video to her Instagram account on Monday (Warning: This is not the radio version and does contain expletives):
Minaj warned in the caption that her fans should practice the verse, since “someone will get chosen to do the fast part on tour every night.”
Animojis are one of the more unique features of the iPhone X, which arrived last week. The feature transforms emojis into animated digital characters that speak in their owners’ voices and mimic their facial expressions. Animojis are only available on the iPhone X because the new phone has built-in facial recognition technology.
Minaj isn’t the first to use the new feature for lip-syncing. Other iPhone X owners have begun posting videos of “Animoji Karaoke,” which Fast Company reporter Harry McCracken takes credit for inventing.
But I think it’s safe to say that Minaj’s version wins, hands-down.