Are we not the luckiest species on earth to be able to listen to Nicki Minaj's newest album, Queen? While the world was initially going to have to wait until Aug. 17 for the album's release, Minaj surprised fans on Aug. 10 and revealed that Queen would drop at noon. Now that the album is here, it's pretty clear that Minaj's newest project is the stuff that legend is made of, and each track has been proven worthy of its place on the album. And of the whopping 19 tracks, there are definitely some references made about her ex-boyfriend, Meek Mill, who she dated for nearly two years. And Nicki Minaj's "Barbie Dreams" lyrics shade Meek Mill and will make you go, "Oh, snap, she really went there!"
Nicki Minaj confirmed that she and Meek Mill had split back in January of 2017, taking to Twitter to tell her fans that she was single. "To confirm, yes I am single," she wrote, adding that she was "Focusing on my work & looking forward to sharing it with you guys really soon. Have a blessed New Year. Love u." The couple were known for keeping their personal lives very private, and tried not to discuss their romance with the media.
But there were times when Minaj expressed how thankful she was for Meek Mill when the pair were still together. Back in March of 2016, she told Nylon:
Being in a relationship shouldn't mean that you lose your voice. Being in a relationship should mean that you've met a secure-enough man to allow you, in a sense, to remain a queen.
Perhaps that's where the album's name was coined, or perhaps it's purely coincidental. But one thing that's very, very clear are the lyrics off of Queen that are 100% about her relationship with Meek Mill.
In Minaj's song, "Barbie Dreams," some of the lyrics go:
Meek still be in my DMs I be havin to duck em, I used to pray for times like this..face ass when I f*ck em
And there is NO subtlety there, folks. "Barbie Dreams" is quite obviously blasting Meek Mill, and fans are WEAK:
Many fans also noted that "Barbie Dreams" doesn't just drag Meek Mill, either. The lyrics shade plenty of other artists, and man, Nicki really took them all down, proving that nobody was safe on this track:
Can you even? Because I can't even.
Let's praise Nicki Minaj right now, because she has done the damn thing with this album. "Barbie Dreams" has an old-school hip-hop beat with a fresh, playful vibe to it and I'm totally obsessed. And fortunately for us, we've got 18 more tracks on Queen to salivate over. Minaj posted the entire tracklist in the early hours of Friday, Aug. 10, and it was almost as if, from that moment, we all knew as a species that this album was going to be lit:
- Ganja Burns
- Majesty (feat. Eminem & Labrinth)
- Barbie Dreams
- Rich Sex (feat. Lil Wayne)
- Hard White
- Bed (feat. Ariana Grande)
- Thought I Knew You (feat. The Weeknd)
- Run & Hide
- Chun Swae (fy. Swae Lee)
- Good Form
- Nip Tuck
- 2 Lit 2 Late Interlude
- Come See About Me
- Sir (feat. Future)
- Coco Chanel (feat. Foxy Brown)
- Inspirations Outro
I am LOVING this album, and it looks like pretty much everyone else does, too. And if you're not feeling it, I'd hold your tongue. Nicki might come for you otherwise. Hear that, Meek?