Nicki Minaj Denies Shading Ariana Grande on 'Bust Down Barbiana'

Fans can't help but speculate that the Trinidadian rapper is throwing shade at the pop star by rapping, 'Killing everybody beat, thank u, next Ariana.'

AceShowbiz - Nicki Minaj caused a little bit of stir when she released her new freestyle on Wednesday, February 6. Fans have been left wondering whether the female emcee throws shade at her frequent collaborator, Ariana Grande, on "Bust Down Barbiana", which finds her freestyling to the beat of Blueface's "Thotiana".

The Trinidadian beauty name-drops the pop star early on in the flow, rapping, "Killing everybody beat, thank u, next Ariana." Fans of the latter couldn't help but think that Nicki was shading their idol because "Thank U, Next" was a song about saying goodbye to your exes. However, before the speculation spread even wider, both Ariana and Nicki shut down any feud rumors between them.

"There will never be anything but love between us ever," the "7 Rings" singer said of Nicki on Twitter. "She's been there for me (in real life) every time I've needed somebody & I'll always be there for her. We love each other, bet."

Nicki then added, quote-tweeting the songstess' post, "Not more than you've been there for me behind the scenes. Love you. For life."

"Bust Down Barbiana" follows the release of "Barbie Drip" and "Barbie Goin Bad". On the latter, she rapped about standing by Meek Mill throughout his legal troubles before stars like Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles publicly voiced their supports. She suggested that she even talked to the judge herself to try and persuade her to let him off the hook.

She also made a brief reference to Meek's beef with Drake, spitting, "Yeah, I got the Juice and I'm takin' him on a tour/ Imitating Nicki while your ghostwriter dissin' me/ Leave for two weeks, I got all of my babies missin' me."

Besides the Meek reference, Nicki also confirmed that she had finished working on her fifth album on the track, though she didn't plan to release it anytime soon.

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