The dearly beloved and sorely-missed “Mixtape Nicki” is back in full-fledged action for 2019.
In her third freestyle release of the year, Young Money First Lady Nicki Minaj gave Cash Money West newbie Blueface’s hit “Bust Down Thotiana” record the Barbie treatment with her own spin on the twerk anthem sensation: “Bust Down Barbiana.” Nicki practically warned the Barbs via Queen Radio that “Mixtape Nicki” would be returning with a vengeance for hip-hop’s latest chart-toppers after unleashing “Barbie Drip” and the Meek Mill and Drake fan-exploding “Barbie Going Bad” freestyles. “Bust Down Barbiana” follows in the streaming footsteps of the two aforementioned freestyles as well, released on Audiomack for Barbs worldwide. But Nicki’s Blueface-inspired bars also trails behind else that fans believe could be the Queen femcee’s sole motive for dropping the track: news of her Bronx rap foe Cardi B’s “Bust Down Thotiana” remix soon to come. And after Blueface’s manager caught wind of Nicki’s one-step-ahead move, it appears he’s denouncing the Bust Down Barbianas in the name of bust down Cardi-anas instead.
"We support EXCLUSIVE content ONLY," he wrote in an Instagram post. "Just because your stalking skills triggered your radar don't make it EXCLUSIVE." Wack then officially annouced the Bardi, Blueface and YG "Thotiana (Remix)" coming soon to L.A. Leakers.
And now, fans are convinced that Blueface is simply collateral damage between what they believe to be another calculated Barbie versus Bardi move:
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