Decorated hip-hop artist, Nicki Minaj, just released two new singles called, “Barbie Tingz,” and “Chun-Li,” and both of them are the subject of much praise in the industry, including in New York.
In an Instagram post, Nicki said she felt honored to have people such as Peter Rosenberg, Funkmaster Flex, and Joe Budden praising her work.
Minaj wrote on her page, “Wait, hold on. Yo, did h*ll freeze over?” before going on to say that the video could be a fake. The “Anaconda” rapper shouts out to Joe, Rosenberg, and Flex who said the record was great.
Nicki praised the men who reviewed her artform positively and said it takes “real n*ggaz to do this,” and anyone who would hate on songs as good as hers has “personal” issues.
Wait hold on. Yo did hell freeze over? 🤭 wait 🤔🤣😂 I wasn’t in NY so idk if this rlly happened. This COULD be a fake video. 🤷🏽♀️ Were bombs dropped on #ChunLi? Did Flex say this record #HARD????? Did Joe say this record #HARD? Did Rosenberg say #QUEEN????? Man, all I’ll say is THANK YOU. Takes real niggaz to do this. I don’t mind criticism, but hating on smthn that’s clearly hard AF will only make you look less credible, miserable, & prove your issues are PERSONAL & unwarranted. So respect to everyone showin love. I haven’t asked anyone to promote my music. Haven’t buttered anyone up behind the scenes, haven’t booked their show, reached out, NOTHING! I simply dropped music & hoped that the REAL ones (even ppl who’ve said negative things in the past) would acknowledge & give credit when/where it’s due. I wrote #BarbieTingz AND #ChungLi verses & HOOKS on BOTH; but I’m most proud that as a young black female rapper, I signed a producer and CO-Produced #BarbieTingz WITH him. S/O @jreidtheproducer. I do a lot of co producing & post production but that overall picture isn’t usually painted of me as an artist; so Id be lying if I said this doesn’t feel great. Check out these 3 videos & click the link in my bio
Minaj said she didn’t butter anyone up or ask for praise. It all came organically, and for that reason, she’s incredibly grateful to receive it, especially from hip-hop giants like Budden and Funkmaster Flex.
As you may know, Joe’s work is typically venerated despite not receiving a lot of success commercially. Funkmaster Flex, on the other hand, was most popular in the 1980’s and is noted for popularizing the genre at a time when it was just beginning.
Minaj additionally wrote that she’s happy to reveal that she wrote verses and hooks on both tracks. She said, “I signed a producer and co-produced #BarbieTingz WITH him.”
And while it’s great news, some fans on social media are surprised to hear Nicki admit that she rarely creates her own music. One fan wrote, “I thought you produced and wrote all of your tracks?”