Queen has finally arrived and what’ a Nicki Minaj album without a little controversy right?
As previously reported, Nicki Minaj dropped her highly anticipated album Queen and decided to spill some tea with the release. After previewing the song “Barbie Dreams” on her latest venture with Apple Music, Queen Radio, fans couldn’t wait to rewind and assess the victims of the verbal dragging on the Lil’ Kim inspired track.
“Reading the reactions to Barbie Dreams is fucking hilarious,” Nicki said as soon as the song was released. “Everyone is saying how disrespectful ‘Barbie Dreams’ is, and that’s why I fucking love it.”
The track which samples the Notorious B.I.G‘s original song “Dreams”, jokingly takes aim at the rappers who have tried to sleep with the “Bed” emcee. Tapping into her mixtape days, Nicki Minaj calls out a slew of rappers including Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, Eminem, and Young Money labelmate Drake, who Nicki claims all wanted a piece of the Barbie cakes.
“Drake worth a hundred milli, always buying me shit/ But I don’t know if the pussy wet or if he’s crying and shit/ Em copped a Barbie dream house and you can play the part/ I ain’t tryin’ to bust it open in a trailer park/Used to fuck with Young Thug, I ain’t addressing this shit/ I caught him in my dressing rooms stealing dresses and shit”
Nicki even threw a few shots at her ex-boyfriend Meek Mill, claiming that the “Dreams and Nightmares” emcee has still been creeping in her DMs on the low shooting his shot.
“Meek still be in my DMs, I be having to dump him/ ‘I used to pray for times like this,’ Face ass when I fuck him”
With the release of the album, of course, the BARBZ went in on Twitter, adding hilarious reactions to the track.
— Bri (@LovelyOTPs) August 10, 2018
Nicki clearly just went through her call log whil making Barbie Dreams, and was like “yep, uh huh, mmhmm, you too, this nigga irritating” lol cause she wasn’t playing #Queen
— brownsuga (@marie_brownsuga) August 10, 2018
— S. (@sentravin) August 10, 2018
— That Mech Kid ! (@r3al__AJ) August 10, 2018
Although Nicki came with it on “Barbie Dreams”, many Hip-Hop fans were unimpressed at her shout out to Biggie, but ignoring of Lil Kim who came up with the original concept of the “Dreams” flip for her 1996 debut Hard Core.
You know Nicki Minaj spittin over Notorious B.I.G.’s “Dreams” has Lil Kim feeling a ways. You just know.
— Alvin aqua Blanco | Jabari Warrior (@Aqua174) August 10, 2018
Every female rapper does something Lil Kim inspired yet people still discredit that woman anyway they can.
— JonBenét Ramsey (@MarkChang_) August 8, 2018
Barbie Dreams is cute but Trash compared to lil Kim version in delivery and creativity. All these stans all hype just show they don’t know hip hop. Not hating just facts.
Nicki playing herself tracing over everything Kim does instead of making her own lane. I think she obsessed.
— Tanya 🇵🇦 (@Sincerely_Tanya) August 10, 2018
Despite the seemingly purposeful jabs and clear influence she’s had on Nicki’s career, Lil Kim said she’s over the Nicki drama. During an interview with 92.3 The Real in Los Angeles, Lil Kim let her frustrations be heard with constantly being asked about Minaj while she’s promoting her own projects.
“Oh God. Let me ask you this. Do you f*ck with me for real?” Kim said. “Okay, so if you f*ck with me, right? Why isn’t this about Kim? Yeah, see if we’re gonna mention one female we’re gonna mention them all. We need to mention them all. We need to bring everybody in and we need to give everybody love. God bless her. What she did she did. But you know what? I wish her the best. I’m past that and over that. At the end of the day, stop asking me about that chick – she did what she did – y’all don’t do that to her. I don’t think you would [ask her about me?]”
Check out “Barbie Dreams” below.