Nicki Minaj is finally back! After being M.I.A on social media towards the end of last year, yesterday (12th of April) Nicki Minaj premiered her two highly anticipated new tracks 'Barbie Tingz' and 'Chun Li' on Zane Lowe's show on Beats 1.
And It appears that the wait for the return of Nicki Minaj was worth the wait as during the interview with Zane Lowe, Nicki addressed all that fans wanted to know from Drake Vs Meek, Meeks jail time to the Cardi B beef.
On Chun Li Nicki highlighted being painted as a ‘bad guy’ and the period which she named as the “Hate Nicki parade”, a period which Nicki indicated having influence on her social media hiatus. But it was ‘Barbie Tingz’ that really got the fans talking. The track sees Nicki take a jab at Remy Ma, mocking the Remy "Are you dumb" jab, she highlights the beef between the two doing Remy Ma no favours. However, a lot of the other lyrics fueled the rumored beef with her new “alleged” enemy Cardi B.
There’s been a lot of talk surrounding the ‘beef’ between Cardi B and Nicki Minaj and despite the consistent reassurance from both parties that it was all love, the beats 1 interview and tweet from Nicki left a lot of people unconvinced.
On the track Nicki states:
“When it come to stealin' flows, these birds is fluent But they stutter when get asked 'bout the queen's influence”
The bars allude to be directed at Cardi, who Nicki Minaj expressed, whilst getting quite emotional, not showing genuine love to her up until her most recent interview. Nicki also took to her socials to air out the truth behind the set up of the Motorsports track and to respond to Cardi B who had mentioned in an interview hearing a different Nicki verse to the one we hear on the track.
Doing what she states most new female rappers in the scene fail to do, Nicki Minaj also shouted and showed love to some of the female rappers who have shown her genuine love and one of them being Ms Banks! As well as the new album, fans have the documentary to look forward to as Nicki has ensured to document the creative process being the making of her tracks and album.
Have a listen to the tracks below
Words: Judite J Rafael