Nicki Minaj brought Christmas 2018 to her devout Barbz Army early with an exclusive, tell-all Beats 1 Radio interview and two spanking new hits to delight in: “Barbie Tingz” and “Chun-Li.”
Nicki teased the records earlier this week, setting the internet ablaze with her first social media return of the year and spicy art work for the singles. As promised, she delivered both of the singles on Thursday (April 12) while chopping things up with Zane Lowe as the tracks played during the interview’s intermissions and at the end of their two-hour conversation. One inspired by her signature Barbie stamp and the other by Street Fighter’s first, kick-ass female combater, the anticipation for the singles to drop racked up just as quick as Nicki’s bars does on the two records.
And judging by the current state of damage the songs have left Twitter in, the tracks definitely lived up to the hype.
After you take a listen to both “Barbie Tingz” (and watch the visual teaser)” and “Chun-Li,” see how Nicki slaughtered the internet in just two songs below.
Not only did Nicki SNAP in Chun Li & Barbie Tingz she confirmed everything we have been wondering for months #NickiDay— Elegant 💎 (@Drebae_) April 12, 2018
Even gave Cardi he props & shouted out Kash doll. YASSSSS pic.twitter.com/mONgeVXVVz
Listening to Chun-Li like pic.twitter.com/uYZyoFmDv4— Cnut the Great (@RyanD0ran) April 12, 2018
Barbie Tingz > Chun Li and that’s that on that! pic.twitter.com/77XRVdR2FQ— sᴄᴀʀʏ sᴘɪᴄᴇ. (@drizzyxcole) April 12, 2018
after listening to Barbie Tingz & Chun Li: pic.twitter.com/1NsFCk3KLa— artavion🧚🏿♂️ (@socialenemy_) April 12, 2018
I just sat here and listened to “Chun-Li” five times in a row.— D. Carter (@SassMasterFl3x) April 12, 2018
“Chun-Li” is the one! pic.twitter.com/7krx1hum5u
When Chun-Li starts playing pic.twitter.com/b09ZRQcSxB— alex 💧 (@alexlopex9) April 12, 2018
Just heard Barbie Tingz and Chun-Li pic.twitter.com/Y6IGcG9ZQl— dee (@DOMSVERSEONGOLD) April 12, 2018
Yall fake deep haters cant say NOTHING about nicki's talent as a rapper and songwriter. Barbie Tingz is pure hip hop from start to finish no hook, no chorus, straight bars only#NickiDay pic.twitter.com/7TVMgw5Wpi— ness 🐳 (@knjiunes) April 12, 2018
Barbie Tingz Dope.— Nana (@thisisnanii) April 12, 2018
But for me CHUN-LI is the 💣 pic.twitter.com/SXFZd8L5xe
Barbie Tingz goes off but, Chung Li is the supreme pic.twitter.com/D657Rbpfnd— Jaire🦄 (@ItsJaire) April 12, 2018
(Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images for The Meadows Music & Arts Festival)