Nicki Minaj leaves behind the Cardi B drama for fun times in her newest music video for “Barbie Dreams.” Minaj sports some colorful attire. But the big attraction of the video (besides Minaj’s derriere) is the puppet interpretations of Lil Wayne, 6ix9ine, and Tekashi.
While Minaj throws some memorable insults at the rappers she said of the song on an earlier installment of her Beats 1 show, “You guys know ‘Barbie Dreams’ is not a diss, right? It’s just some funny sh–. I love them. I said things about people who I know can take a joke and won’t be emotional about it.”
“Reading the reactions to ‘Barbie Dreams’ is f—ing hilarious,” she continued. “Everyone is saying how disrespectful ‘Barbie Dreams’ is, and that’s why I f—ing love it.”
Here are just some of the digs Minaj takes at her male contemporaries:
Pusha T might have called Drake out for hiding a child, but Nicki said his wealth doesn’t impress her AND he’s always in tears: “Drake worth a hundred milli always buying me (expletive) / But I don’t know if the (expletive) wet or if he crying and (expletive).”
For her ex, Meek Mill, Nicki didn’t hold back, even using a line from his song “Dreams and Nightmares”: “Meek still be in my DMs, I be trying to duck him / ‘I used to pray for times like this’ / Face (expletive) when I (expletive) him.”
Nicki saves one of her most lethal bars for DJ Khaled, whose 2014 comments about not performing oral sex on his wife had Twitter in a frenzy when the interview resurfaced them in May: “Had to cancel DJ Khaled / Boy we ain’t speaking / Ain’t no fat (expletive) telling me what he ain’t eating.”
She also has some feelings about Young Thug, who has admitted that 90 percent of his closet is filled with women’s clothing and who modeled women’s clothing in a Calvin Klein ad: “Used to (expletive) with Young Thug, I ain’t addressing this (expletive) / I caught him in my dressing rooms stealing dresses and (expletive).”
She calls out Young Thug’s lisp in the next bars: “I used to give this (expletive) with a lisp tests and (expletive) / How you want the puthy? Can’t say your s’s and (expletive).”
50 Cent, who has an executive producer credit on STARZ series “Power,” was not immune from Nicki’s wrath: “I tried to (expletive) 50 (Cent) for a powerful hour / But all that (expletive) wanna do is talk ‘Power’ for hours.”
Twitter went wild for the song, with most applauding her in some way, either for the messiness of the song or for her no-cares-given attitude.
But at the end of the day, the hook to the song is “I’m just playing, but I’m saying.” Queen is now streaming on Apple Music and Spotify.