Is Nicki Minaj’s ‘Barbie Tingz’ about Cardi B?


On April 12, 2018, Nicki Minaj released two singles titled “Chun-Li” and “Barbie Tingz.” The music video of the latter was viewed almost 6 million times one day after it was published in YouTube.

This is a great comeback for Minaj. Recently, her collaborative releases had underwhelming results. She purposely stayed out of social media while preparing for her comeback.

Minaj co-wrote “Barbie Tingz” with Chevi Music. The lyrics are filled with the rapper’s signature themes including boasting about her vagina and calling out jealous women and her rap enemies.

“Barbie Tingz” is reportedly a diss track against Cardi B. Recently, Minaj talked about the rumored rivalry between her and Cardi B.

Minaj and Cardi B were both featured in the 2017 collaboration song “MotorSport” by the hip hop group Migos, whose members are Quavo, Offset and Takeoff. The song was originally a collaboration with just Quavo and Minaj but when Offset and Takeoff were added, Quavo asked Minaj if Cardi B could also have a verse on it and Minaj agreed.

In an interview with Zane Low on Beats 1, Minaj admitted that there is one thing that Cardi B did that hurt her feelings. The “Barbie Tingz” rapper explained, “The only thing with Cardi that really, really, really hurt my feelings was the first interview she did after ‘MotorSport’ came out.”

“With ‘MotorSport,’ I kinda felt ambushed,” Minaj explained. “The first thing that came out of her mouth about a Nicki Minaj feature was ‘she changed the verse.’ When it was time to clear the air about that, no one did that. All of them allowed me to look like I lied.”

“MotorSport” was produced by Murda Beatz and Cubeatz. It is the lead single of Migos’s third studio album titled “Culture II.”

Meanwhile, Minaj is preparing for the release of her fourth studio album. Aubry “Big Juice” Delaine did the mixing of “Barbie Tingz” and its recording with Labrinth while Laura Bates, the assistant mixer, and Ivan Jimenez also helped with the recording.

Watch the lyric video of “Barbie Tingz” here:

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