AceShowbiz - Nicki Minaj has finally made her return to the music industry. After teasing it earlier this week, the female emcee unveiled two singles, "Chun-Li" and "Barbie Tingz", off her forthcoming album on Thursday, April 12.
"Chun-Li" was produced by J. Reid for Chevy Musik. Throughout the song, Nicki compares herself to a video game character named Chun-Li, the first female character on "Street Fighter". She raps about how she's one of the first female rappers to dominate hip-hop industry. "They need rappers like me/ So they can get on their f***ing keyboards and make me the bad guy, Chun-Li," she spits.
Meanwhile, "Barbie Tingz" was produced by Chevy Musik. The track finds the raptress taking a jab at female rappers who try to emulate her. "Rap b****es tell they team, 'Make 'em like Barbie'/ Had to come off IG so they can't stalk me," she rhymes. "All they do is copy looks, steal music too."
Alongside the new songs, Nicki also shared a teaser for "Barbie Tingz" music video. The 35-second clip features the "Anaconda" hitmaker looking flustered after she finds out that many people try to copy her look.
In an interview with Zane Lowe of Beats 1, Nicki revealed that her upcoming album would be "the best one" she's ever created in her life. "I wanted to make sure I was writing something that was meaningful to me and that would inspire and that would captivate audience," she shared. "But most importantly, I just wanted to have fun again."
Nicki also revealed that she took hiatus from social media because she wanted to focus her attention on making the album. "I wanted to go into the studio and have fun without giving a s**t about... I didn't want to see anything," she said. "I wasn't only not posting, I took all forms of social media off my phone, and it actually was the most genius decision I ever made."