Nicki Minaj is letting her rapping speak for itself. She’s left her colorful wigs, fancy robes and tutus behind — along with the hyper-pop production of some of her biggest hits — and now she’s getting back to her roots.
Her new song “Yasss Bish,” featuring Soulja Boy, does just that.
Dropped on Saturday (May 3), the track starts out with Soulja Boy’s intense 808 drum hits and a sinister, echo-y loop. And don’t forget about the bell that’s ringing that tells you Nicki’s about to take you to church.
Production aside, Minaj’s vocals are what stands out. Her voice is melodic, but her message is fierce. “I am the queen bee ’cause I’m a machine,” she raps. (Move over Queen Bey, I guess.)
Listen carefully to the track though, because hidden in all those brags is a very important announcement:
“Droppin’ my single in two weeks/ The Pink Print album a movie.”
Wait,whaaaaa? Yassssssssssss Bishhhhh!!!
The track follows “Lookin’ Ass,” “Danny Glover (Remix)”and “Chi-Raq.” Earlier in the morning, Young Money founder and labelmate dropped a track of his own — “Believe Me” with Drake, the first single off Tha Carter V.
Also, can we talk about how Pennsatucky from “Orange Is The New Black” serves as the single art? Amazing.