Young Money royalty Nicki Minaj returned to Instagram with a bang, riding shotgun in a crisp Mercedes-Benz’ 2018 A-Class whip for the luxury car marque’s new commercial. And after missing from the digital universe all 2018, the Barbz Army is blinking back tears at her surprise comeback.
Nicki’s cameo in the commercial comes as part of Mercedes’s new partnership with Tidal, which The Pinkprint artist is also part co-owner of. In the commercial, the driver tests out the vehicle’s spiffy voice command feature that functions to the likes of Apple’s Siri. When she requests hip-hop, Nicki pops up in the passenger seat with a wink as they vibe out to a beat that was somewhat unfamiliar to fans. It might ring a bell with Atlanta’s iconic hit maker Mike WiLL Made-It, though, who also dropped a Barbz gem on social media.
"I guess Me & Nicki got [fire] otw ..." he wrote in a tweet with Nicki’s scene from the commercial.
Now fans are almost certain that they’ve got one more lead on the dangerously anticipated album they’ve been waiting at Nicki’s door for.
See what they had to say about her Instagram return and a possible album preview below.
Is she finally coming? pic.twitter.com/QweA8G68wv— love, william (@intosiley) March 29, 2018
WWWIIIIIGGGGGGGGGGGGG pic.twitter.com/u4dkKZHBPz— Emilie Michelle♊🐆 (@_emiliemichelle) March 30, 2018
New Era is coming... This is #theyearoftheEar C'MON #Barbz when #NickiMinaj ' s album will drop, we will do everything to make it reach the first position on #Billboard and #NM4 will be a BOP 👑👑 @NICKIMINAJ pic.twitter.com/wLi4aKaorO— riichi minaj (@riichi_minaj) March 30, 2018
Good Morning, Nicki Minaj has started to make her return and the girls are not ready. Y’all better super glue ya wigs down, the Queen is coming. pic.twitter.com/87bQbEBsWj— Troy. (@troymaraj) March 30, 2018
Nicki Minaj has been on a hiatus from the public eye for 4 months and she comes back on IG with an instagram commercial........... pic.twitter.com/OqMeWqDP77— liberation (@xtinaoutsang) March 30, 2018
nicki minaj said yikes in that mercedes commercial which is a sign, yet again, that i’m going to make it. my delusions will turn into dreams pic.twitter.com/iNA5Rp34T8— #yikes 🛸 (@lovinthefrobro) March 30, 2018
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