The last two years seemed like a disaster for Nicki Minaj. Nothing seemed to be going her way, the media kept questioning a lot of her musical and personal moves, and Cardi B was definitely taking her spot as the queen of rap. Everything really reached rock-bottom when she abruptly announced her ‘retirement’ and eventually simply left social media in November of last year. She was nowhere to be found for months.
Nicki has returned to take her spot as the queen of rap, and she is doing so by going back to her roots. She just dropped a new song called ‘Yikes,’ that’s brash, unapologetic and hard which most resembles her early years as one of the hottest MCs in the game. And just like we reported not too long ago, she was coming for everyone’s neck! She’s obviously starting with Cardi B and her ex Meek Mill. The latter which has flooded into a complicated, harsh back-and-forth on Twitter that got personal.
I thought maybe @NICKIMINAJ taking a break from Twitter and coming back would mean no more nonsense fighting. But here we are.
— Peter (@peterstavros3) February 5, 2020
In the new track, she immediately mentions in the first few lines: ‘Y’all n*ggas know, y’all bitches know I’m the fucking queen.’
Later in the song, she also says the same line she tweeted Meek: ‘Yikes, I play tag and you it for life. Yikes, you a clown, you do it for likes.’ Another line seems to reference a recent incident where Meek almost got into it with her husband Kenneth Petty: ‘Soon as n*ggas press you, boy, you throw up peace signs, yeah / you don’t want that action, pull your cards, you decline, yeah.’
A new album is in the works, Minaj confirmed. She also revealed that she will have a new alter ego called ‘Queen Sleazy.’ When asked to describe this alter ego by a fan, Minaj said: ‘She’s more calm but way deadlier. My husband always says he’s more afraid when I talk quiet then when I yell. Lmao. He said that’s how he knows when I’m dead tf serious.’
Check out Minaj’s first solo song since 2019’s ‘Megatron’ below.
Peter Stavros is the founder and editor-in-chief of Bops & Bangers. He is a news junkie, pop culture aficionado, animal advocate, and live-music obsessed. He stans the likes of Madonna & Lady Gaga. When he is not tweeting his life away about music & politics, he entertains his other hobbies such as visiting zoos, watching stand up comedy specials, & finding the next best taco joint. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.