Nicki Minaj Salutes Young M.A., Calls Herself a Brand on ‘The Pinkprint Freestyle’
It’s been awhile since we’ve from Nicki Minaj. On Sunday (Sept. 4), the Queen Barbz returned briefly and treated fans with “The Pinkprint Freestyle,” a 6-minute-long barrage of lyrical punchlines and truthful boasts.
"I'm talkin' 'bout my brand and you talkin' 'bout your brands," she says on the intro. "The difference is a lot of MMMMMMMMMMs to your couple hundred grand."
The Queen, N.Y. native then gives Young M.A. the ultimate co-sign. "Young M.A. is the female Jay," she raps, adding, "I'm a brand accordin' to what retail say / Yeah my tours be sellin' out on resale day / Plus, I got the TIDAL queen stream, press replay."
Elsewhere, she holds down her boo Meek Mill (“Testify for my n---- to the D.A.’s face”), spits lyrical shots at her haters (“I’m dragging these hoes like Harambe did the kid”) and name checks Foxy Brown ("Shout out to Fox Brown, I don't mean Pam Grier").
The song abruptly flips toward the end, closing with the instrumental of Shabba Ranks' classic dancehall song "Ting-A-Ling." Before the track ends, she warns repeatedly, "M.I.A., M.I.A. / I make bitches go M.I.A / M.I.A., M.I.A., I make bitches go M.I.A."
It's clear from this freestyle that Nicki Minaj is hardly rusty when it comes to spitting bars. Could a new album be on the way?
Check out her freestyle below.