Nicki Minaj’s new album Queen has only been out a couple of hours and already one track is causing quite the stir, particularly among male rappers.
On the album’s third song, “Barbie Dreams”, Minaj puts a spin on the Notorious B.I.G. classic “Just Playing (Dreams)”, which itself was flipped by Lil Kim on her 1996 album Hardcore, and aims a verbal tirade at the men of hip hop.
The “Chun-Li” rapper does not hold back as she playfully insults every male rapper that has tried to sleep with her throughout her career. And no one is off limits from her lyrical tongue lashing, from 50 Cent to Drake to Eminem.
“I tried to f*** 50 for a powerful hour / But all that n***a want to do is talk Power for hours,” she spits, referring to 50’s drama series on the Starz network.
Turning her attention to the 6God, Minaj declares, “Drake worth a hundred milli, always buying me s*** / But I don’t know if the p***y wet or if he’s crying and s***.”
The Grammy-nominated artist later throws a shot at one of her idols, Eminem, who features on the new album. “Em copped a Barbie dream house and you can play the part / I ain’t tryin’ to bust it open in a trailer park!” she exclaims.
She even serves up a diss to her ex Meek Mill, rapping, “Meek still be in my DMs, I be having to duck him / ‘I used to pray for times like this,’ Face a** when I f*** him.”
Perhaps her most cutting remark comes at the expense of DJ Khaled, when she states, “Had to cancel DJ Khaled, boy, we ain’t speaking/ Ain’t no fat n***a telling me what he ain’t eating,” referring to Khaled’s comments about not performing oral sex on women.
It’s not just rappers facing the heat, the “Queen Radio” host also takes a shot at football player Odell Beckham Jr, which also doubles as another diss to Drake. “And I would’ve had that Odell Beckham banging the cake/ ‘Til I saw him hopping out of cars dancing to Drake.”
Elsewhere on the track, Minaj fires her venom at Desiigner, Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, YG, and more.
Minaj then spoke about the track on Episode 2 of “Nicki Minaj’s Queen Radio on Beats 1”, with her insisting: “You guys know ‘Barbie Dreams’ is not a diss, right? It’s just some funny s**t. I love them. I said things about people who I know can take a joke and won’t be emotional about it.”
Naturally, social media went wild upon hearing the track.
Despite Minaj’s diss, DJ Khaled also posted:
Listen to “Barbie Dreams” and the rest of Queen at Apple Music: