Nicki breaks her silence with a freestyle over Young M.A's "Ooouuu."
It's been a bit of a quiet year for Nicki Minaj, on her own terms. Besides hopping on a few songs this year such as Ariana Grande's latest single "Side to Side" and Yo Gotti's "Down In the DM (Remix)," the world hasn't heard much from Onika all year music-wise. But Nicki broke her silence today by dropping a surprise freestyle simply entitled the "Pinkprint Freestyle."
Nicki got her fans on Twitter in shambles earlier in the day by teasing whether or not she should drop the song.
Hmmmm... *thinks* --- should I?
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) September 4, 2016
Nicki then tweeted out the Soundcloud link to the song, which racked up over 200,000 plays within a couple of hours.
The song starts with Minaj freestyling over Young M.A's "OOOUUU." She gives a shoutout to people like beau Meek Mill, Foxy Brown, and Lil Wayne. Involving memes (Harambe the gorilla) and Twitter lingo ("Yikes!"), Nicki boasts on the track and she cites herself as main inspiration for women getting big butts and/or pink hair.
Young M.A, it's the female Jay / I'm a brand, according to what retail say / Yeah, and my tours be selling out on pre-sale day / Plus I got the Tidal queen stream, press replay.
The song then transitions over to a dancehall beat sampled from Shabba Rank's "Ting-A-Ling." Nicki makes a reference to M.I.A.'s 2007 "Paper Planes" and even uses her flow to round the song out.
I hope this means more Nicki music is coming soon. Similarly in 2014, Nicki took to Soundcloud and released a few freestyles such as "Danny Glover" and "Chi-Raq" before releasing the lead material from her third studio album, the Pinkprint.
Hear Nicki go ham on "The Pinkprint Freestyle" below.