Queens-bred femcee Nicki Minaj snatched the crown, the title, and wigs galore on Friday (August 10) with the surprise drop of her long-awaited Queen album.
Nicki’s roll out was inventive after she tricked the Barbs into believing the album would drop a week later. But as originally promised, she delivered 19 tracks assisted by a roster of hip-hop all-star talents, including the vets like Foxy Brown, Eminem and her Young Money label-leading mentor, Lil Wayne. But on Queen’s third track, Nicki becomes the raunchiest and rawest we’ve ever seen her in the gritty Barbie tale fantasy track titled “Barbie Dreams.” A jazzy James Brown sample of his “Blues and Pants” classic introduces the head Barb, as she empties the clip on three fiery verses dropping bars on a whole gob of Hollywood luminaries, both friend and foe: from Rae Sremmurd to 50 Cent to Fetty Wap to her former flame Meek Mill and everyone in between.
Fans have given the nearly five-minute track a spin, which has sent them all spinning in their chairs and dropping to the floor in pure stupefaction of “Barbie Dreams.”
YIKES. Check out a few of the verses that’s got the Barbs Army running amok below:
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