Nicki Minaj has been out of the public eye for over four months as she has been preparing her upcoming album in complete privacy. Making her appearances as sparse as can be, the number of times the rapper was spotted out and about can be counted on one hand. Without a proper post on social media, aside from several sponsored additions, Nicki Minaj has returned from her hiatus in full force. The announcement of her two singles this week sent the world into a frenzy as it had become clear that Nicki was back to reclaim her spot amongst rap’s finest.
Allowing two days for the reality of Nicki’s resurgence to sink in with fans, “Barbie Tingz” has finally arrived. The track is bouncy with plenty of synths and a percussive step that people are bound to get behind. Nicki was not playing around with her releases as the track sounds polished, utilizing her unique flow to bring forth something out of vintage Nicki’s catalog. If the entire album is set to sound like “Barbie Tingz” and “Chun-Li,” her extremely loyal fanbase is bound to eat it up quickly.
With the female rap game widening, Nicki is staking her claim at the top where she has been for years at this point. With Cardi B creeping up behind, this seems to be the kick needed to wake up Minaj to drop her trademark bars.
I’m in my prime, Optimus
Sagittarius so you know I’m an optimist
Man, keep it all real, I’m a profitist
So at least you took a L off your bucket list