href=”//” rel=”author”>C. Vernon Coleman IIPublished: March 6, 2023Rolling Loud/YouTube

Nicki Minaj ran into some sound issues while performing with Lil Wayne during his set at 2023 Rolling Loud California leading to some tense moments.

On Saturday (March 4), Lil Wayne was one of the headliners at the Cali version of popular traveling festival. Tunechi's set included him brining out Nicki Minaj. That's when things began to go haywire in the sound department. Nicki and Wayne performed her song "High School" without incident. She then breezed through her hit single "Super Freaky Girl" before moving onto her latest single "Red Ruby Da Sleeze," during which she started having sound issues.

"Why it's off beat?" Nicki questioned at the 35:23-mark of the video below before getting the DJ to stop the music. "Is it off beat or is it just in my ear?"

The DJ then started to play "Chun-Li" but there were more sound issues.

"Stop. What the f**k is good?" Nicki questioned. "Yo Juice, fix my muthaf***in mix. What the f**k is good? You know I don't get down like that when the president is in the building. You know when the G.O.A.T. is in the building I gotta do this s**t right. You know when Young Money in the building the Queen gotta show the f**k out. Who the f**k they thought was coming here? One of my mini-mes."

The sound continued to have issues, with the track flipping from "Chun-Li" to "Truffle Butter." Wayne then joined Nicki Minaj onstage.

"Kill the DJ. Kill the sound guy," Nick said while she and Lil Wayne waited patiently for the audio to be corrected. Both rappers kept their cools while waiting things out. They waited so long, Wayne had the time to give a birthday shoutout. Things finally get corrected with "Truffle Butter" being the song that ends up getting performed at the finale to Nicki's cameo.

Rolling Loud California was full of wild moments, ranging from Playboi Carti debuting new music to Kodak Black getting hit with a water bottle.

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href=”//” rel=”author”>Trent FitzgeraldPublished: March 3, 2023Republic Records

Nicki Minaj is back and she's reminding folks who is the queen of hip-hop.

On Friday (March 3), Nicki Minaj dropped her new single, "Red Ruby Da Sleeze." The song, which samples Lumidee’s 2003 summer hit "Never Leave You (Uh-Oh)," follows her 2022 summer hit "Super Freaky Girl."

Judging by the single's cover art, Nicki is rapping under her alter ego Chun-Li, whom she first introduced in her 2018 video for "Chun-Li." In the image, the Queens, N.Y. rhymer is in the kitchen of an Asian restaurant wearing a vintage Jean Paul Gaultier "pon mi dress" and holding a Chinese Spider Strainer. She also flipped her hairstyle, rocking pink and red-colored Chun-Li-style hair buns.

Nicki also shared more images from her "Red Ruby Da Sleeze" photo shoot on her Instagram page, which you can see below. In one photo, Nicki addressed the ghostwriters in the rap game.

"#RedRubyDaSleeze tmrw night [chop sticks emoji] ghost writers all around the world are scrambling [face with peaking eye and rolling on the floor laughing emojis] Just watch," Nicki wrote.

"Nicki still on hiatus. This b!@ch right here tho? She outside," she added referring to her conniving alter ego.

Nicki Minaj's Chun-Li alter ego is known to the Barbz (aka her fans) as the Queen rapper's most sinister persona but well-respected for her lyrical skills and acidic bars.

Check Out the Lyrics and Video to Nicki Minaj's New Single "Red Ruby Da Sleeze" Below

INTRO (Nicki Minaj):


VERSE 1 (Nicki Minaj and Lumidee):

Only on them C's if it's breeze (Uh-oh, uh-oh)
Red Ruby Da Sleeze, Chinese on my sleeve
These wannabe Chun-Li's, anyway, (Nǐ Hǎo, uh-oh)
Who the f**k told b***hes they was me now? (Uh-oh, ooh)
I knew these b****hes was slow, I ain't know these b***hes senile (Ooh)
Married a shooter case you n****s tried to breathe loud (Brr-brr)
Boom your face off, then I tell him, "Cease fire"
I'm the AB side (Ha)
Seven hundred on them horses, when we fixin' to leave (Uh-oh, uh-oh)
But I don't f**k with horses since Christopher Reeves
(Uh-oh, uh-oh)
Gotta be careful when I do it, it's flips all in the whips
It's forties with thirty clips, FN's with the switch
Guacamole with taco, waitin' on El Chapo
Came in the Rolls and left low in a Tahoe

BRIDGE (Nicki Minaj):

Bad gyal don't die-die-die
Hundred rounds on that, grrah-ta-ta
Real one n***a shot-ter-ter
She my lil' vibe, my lil' ah-ah-ah
Bad gyal neva run from nobody like ah
Rude bwoy want mi touchin' inna mi body like
Bwoy affi dead if yuh eva diss me
You know what to do if yuh eva miss me

CHORUS (Nicki Minaj):

Miss me with that na-na-na-na-na-na-na
I stay with my na-na-na-na-na-na-na
His ex hit him, he like "Na-na-na-na-na-na-na"
He want the bad gyal sleeze like that
Well, I'm a tease like that
Ill na-na-na-na-na-na-na
We don't be Karen like Donna na na na na na
I love it when he grab my cheeks like that
Why I'm a freak like that?

BRIDGE (Nicki Minaj):

Bad gyal don't die-die-die
Hundred rounds on that, grrah-ta-ta
Real one n***a shot-ter-ter
She my lil' vibe, my lil' ah-ah-ah
Bad gyal neva run from nobody like ah
Rude bwoy want mi touchin' inna mi body like
Bwoy affi dead if yuh eva diss me
You know what to do if yuh eva miss me

VERSE 2 (Nicki Minaj and Lumidee):

When the Queen leave, b****es wanna come out like a cockroach
Until I'm cookin' in the kitchen like a pot roast
That new Spectre, we don't fill pot holes
Dorito b***hes, mad that they nachos
Shout out my vatos
Shout out da hoes that's watching me like Movados (Cick click click)
All them botched face photos, why would you post those?
Make a gyal duppy since I heard you like my ghost hoes
Big truck but
I'm alone like Post though
Call Malone and tell him I’m going postal!!!
These b***hes rapping like my blooper roll
Desert eagle if your nigga acting Super Bold
Got 'em like uh-oh
Gun fingers like niggas doing the bogle
Ya fucking bozo
That 40 cal a make’em dance like a go go
Super Fakks
That’s word to Super Cat
We ah rude gyal youth and we nuh tek back we chat!
Cuz B***hes couldn’t walk in my Crcos, that’s word to Dundee
Just a bunch of airheads like Kelly bundy
Man these b***hes so slow man they slower than sloths
600 horse, how you gone catch the boss?
Caught ‘em with they hand out, tryna catch the sauce
Thierry Mugler flow tryna cut the cloth
See the difference is: I run businesses
If I ain’t employ you, then what yo business is?
I'll have staff roll up like what the business is?
Oh you don know that my n***as kill witnesses?

BRIDGE (Nicki Minaj):

Bad gyal don't die-die-die
Hundred rounds on that, grrah-ta-ta
Real one n***a shot-ter-ter
She my lil' vibe, my lil' ah-ah-ah
Bad gyal neva run from nobody like ah
Rude bwoy want mi touchin' inna mi body like
Bwoy affi dead if yuh eva diss me
You know what to do if yuh eva miss me

OUTRO (Lumidee):
Do you want me stay
I'll never leave
If you want to stay
We'll always be
If you want me to stay
Love endlessly

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href=”//” rel=”author”>Trent FitzgeraldPublished: February 4, 2023Getty Images for Marc Jacobs

Nicki Minaj and her husband, Kenneth Petty have been hit with a lawsuit from a security guard who claimed that he was allegedly punched in the face by Kenneth.

According to a report by The Blast, published on Friday (Feb. 3), Thomas Weidenmuller, a security guard who resides in Germany, filed new documents in Los Angeles, demanding $753,958.51 from Nicki Minaj and her husband, Kenneth Petty, for damages he suffered after he was allegedly attacked by Kenneth. The addendum is connected to a January 2022 lawsuit filed by Weidenmuller, who is suing for battery and infliction of emotional distress.

According to the documents, Weidenmuller claimed that while working security for Nicki's 2019 concert in Frankfurt, Germany, a fan breached security—bypassing a female security guard on watch—while Nicki was performing onstage and this angered the rap superstar. Although the fan didn't disrupt the show or cause any damage, Nicki was upset and confronted the female security guard after the show.

As head of security, Weidenmuller joined in the conversation and claimed Nicki was screaming at the female guard and allegedly called her a "fucking bitch." The female guard apologized to Nicki, but the rapper wasn't satisfied, according to Weidenmuller. As the groups were separated, Minaj allegedly "threw her shoes" at the security guard, but missed.

Weidenmuller claimed in his suit that he was called backstage to speak with Nicki and that's when he was approached by her then-boyfriend, Kenneth Petty, Nicki and two other bodyguards in the rapper's crew. Weidenmuller alleged that Nicki started hurling insults and obscenities at him and accused him of having a romantic relationship with the other female security guard. Then, without warning, Weidenmuller claimed, Petty allegedly punched him on the right side of his face. The assault reportedly left him in extreme pain and he was momentarily disoriented.

The police were reportedly called to the scene, and a criminal investigation was launched. Nicki wasn't hurt during the attack.

Weidenmuller was allegedly hospitalized for 10 days and "sustained a broken jaw as a result of Petty’s brutal attack," according to the suit. He had to undergo eight surgeries on his face and now has "five plates in his jaw."

Additionally, an arrest warrant has reportedly been issued in Germany for Kenneth Petty's arrest since the attack.

Attorneys for Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty have not responded to Thomas Weidenmuller's lawsuit.

XXL has reached out to Nicki Minaj's team for comment.

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href=”//” rel=”author”>XXL StaffPublished: October 14, 2022Arturo Holmes/Paras Griffin/Getty Images (2)

A beef between Nicki Minaj and Latto has erupted on Twitter.

Tonight (Oct. 13), the two rappers began trading shots on the social platform in the aftermath of a report that Minaj's hit single, "Super Freaky Girl," would not be considered for any rap categories at the 2023 Grammy Awards. In contrast, it is currently being rumored that Latto's hit song, "Big Energy," has been submitted for consideration in at least one Grammy rap category. This apparent standard seemed to bring to light additional tension between the two artists.

Minaj had been voicing her displeasure about not being considered for any rap categories on Instagram Live and Twitter earlier in the day when she made the ultimatum that if "Super Freaky Girl" wasn't going to be considered for any rap categories, neither should Latto's "Big Energy."

"I have no prob being moved out the RAP category as long as we r ALL being treated FAIRLY. If SFG has 2B moved out RAP then so does Big Energy! ANY1 who says diff is simply a Nicki hater or a troll. I’d actually LUV 2 c a more street record win- male OR female! IJS rightIsRight," Nicki tweeted.

Minaj then quote tweeted a fan who posted a screenshot of Latto calling "Big Energy" a pop song. The user also added a clip of Latto rapping that she's in her "pop bag." Nicki responded by saying "Yikes."

Minaj felt justified in her response to the Grammys submission news, saying, "Could you imagine someone telling you not to “complain” about being treated unfairly at your workplace? This is my job. I work very hard. No diff from a 9-5 where you should speak up for yourself if you know you’re a great employee & continue to be purposely sabotaged."

A few minutes later, Latto seemingly responded to the conversation, saying, "Damn I can’t win for losing… all these awards/noms I can’t even celebrate." Earlier today, it was announced that Latto had received multiple American Music Awards nominations, including Favorite Hip-Hop Song for "Big Energy."

Apparently, the two attempted to discuss things privately, but the conversation boiled over into a public back-and-forth. Minaj first posted a screenshot of an apparent DM Latto had sent her, which Nicki captioned by calling Latto a "Karen" and "scratch off."

Latto then proved Minaj's tweet was about her by quoting it, saying, "1st of all I texted u cause I didn’t wanna do the internet sht w sum1 I looked up to. Just like the 1st time I DMed u asking about ur ongoing subtweets. I wanted to speak up cuz like I said I do agree but the way u going about it seems malicious esp. after how we left off."

She then followed that up by firing off a solo tweet, naming Nicki directly and calling her a bully. "I’ve ignored countless subtweets since March and instead addressed u in the dm," Latto wrote. "You’re asking why I didn’t speak up in ur defense… it’s the same answer I gave u when u asked why I didn’t congratulate you. Ur literally older than my mom tryna be a bully @NICKIMINAJ."

Minaj didn't take kindly to Latto's jab at her age, to which she responded in a quote tweet: "All this time I thought you was at least 35."

Latto then brought up an old tweet from Minaj that she believed was indirectly aimed at her. She added the hashtag "40yroldbully."

Nicki Minaj is 39 while Latto is 23.

MInaj quickly responded, claiming the tweet in question didn't have anything to do with Latto and was actually about a creator on TikTok.

"I’m sure the Barbz have receipts," Nicki added. "It goes to show she made up these “subtweets” in her head simply b/c she sent me 2 songs I declined to do features on. They all do this. (See next tweet)."

Next, Minaj fired another shot at Latto, saying Latto was age-shaming her and bringing up Latto's first-week sales for her recent album, which were reportedly 24,000 total units. "You sold 20K right?" Minaj wrote. "Mad u flopped. That's why u rlly mad."

Minaj then doubled down on the sales diss and called Latto a "Karen" yet again, but also claimed that the "Big Energy" rapper uses a spray tan and added, "They black when it's beneficial chi."

Latto didn't respond to Minaj's shot at her sales or her complexion, but instead doubled back around to Nicki dodging her initial subtweet claims. Latto posted multiple screenshots of tweets that she believed prove that Minaj has subtweeted her in the past.

She added additional screenshots of an alleged instance in which a fan claimed Nicki DM'd them after they had tweeted about Latto.

Minaj, on the other hand, decided to tell a separate story regarding Latto. Nicki posted numerous screenshots across multiple tweets, alleging that Latto had asked her numerous times for a feature, but Nicki had declined each time.

"Every dm from scratch off is about a feature," she began, referring to Latto as "scratch off." "I was kind every time. But scratch off feels she has pull behind the scenes w|a few diff white men (won’t name right now) Now look @ my next tweet to see the very next message she sent me after I declined 3 features."

In Minaj's next tweet, she showed a DM of Latto appearing to reference an instance in which she felt slighted by Nicki. Minaj called her an "entitled Karen who blames others for her album flopping" in the tweet.

Latto, in response to Minaj's final DM screenshot, Latto posted numerous additional DMs between the two rappers in which she had questioned Minaj on where her initial displeasure towards Latto came from.

Then Latto continued by saying that this entire back-and-forth between her and Nicki wasn't only about the initial Grammy dispute.

After that, Latto then brought Minaj's family into the conversation, saying, "Super freaky grandma is matted AND related to fucking rapists. You ain't gone bully me BITCH!"

Minaj's husband, Kenneth Petty, served nearly four years in prison for first-degree attempted rape in 1995, which resulted from a 1994 incident with a then-16-year-old girl.

Additionally, Minaj's brother, Jelani Maraj, has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after he was found guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child, as well as endangering the welfare of a child.

Latto added that she'll "die on this hill by myself," in regard to her issues with Minaj.

Minaj responded to Latto, bringing her family into the back-and-forth by listing out questionable actions from the "Big Energy" rapper, bringing up Kodak Black and Dr. Luke, both of  whom Latto has working histories with.

She added how dangerous it is to weaponize "rape."

Latto then circled back around to Nicki's previous tweets about their DMs in which she asked Minaj for a feature multiple times. She insisted that Nicki not getting on one of her songs wasn't an issue and that Minaj was just trying to twist the narrative.

Latto then addressed Nicki's tweet about reference tracks, offering to post them herself.

Then, a Twitter user who has since made their profile private, posted screenshots alleging that Latto's mother was underage and her father was in his 30s when she was born.

Minaj responded: "Scratch off getcho dumb ass to the mic RIGHT NOW!!!!! Explain this shit!!!!! Since you just became a rape activist in the last 5 minutes hoe you BETTA HAVE A GOOD EXPLANATION FOR THIS SHIT!!!!! RIGHT TF NOW!!!!! this BETTA be a typo."

The two rappers are continuing to go at it in the tweets.

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href=”//” rel=”author”>Trent FitzgeraldPublished: May 12, 2022The Shade Room via Instagram

While Cardi B and Offset were partying at a club, a DJ mistaken Cardi for Nicki Minaj, and Cardi and Offset reacted accordingly.

In a viral video that was posted on The Shade Room on Thursday (May 12), Bardi and her husband, Offset, were partying at Richie Romero’s Wonderland club in New York City on Wednesday night (May 11). Suddenly, the DJ plays a song by Cardi’s rap rival Nicki Minaj, and makes a huge blunder.

“Shout out to Nicki Minaj in the muthafucka building, let’s go!” the DJ yelled. “Nicki let's fuck it up, let’s go!” he added.

Offset is clearly pissed off by the DJ’s mistake and gives an evil stare at the DJ booth. The Migos member then ponders on how he should handle the situation. But Cardi grabs the microphone and tells the DJ to stop playing the song and lets everyone know who is in the building.

“What’s good? How the fuck y’all doing tonight? Are we gonna turn the fuck up?” the Bronx rapper asked the clubgoers.

“Who is in the building tonight? 'Cause, we want all the fucking smoke, ya heard!” Bardi continued. “Are we getting dangerous tonight? DJ, are we getting fucking dangerous tonight?"

There’s no word on if the DJ apologized to Cardi for his huge mistake.

According to a Page Six insider, the couple reportedly grabbed some takeout at a Chinese restaurant (and left a $1,000 tip) before heading to Wonderland, where they spent an additional $5,000 on drinks.

Watch Cardi B and Offset’s reaction to a DJ mistaking Cardi for Nicki Minaj below.

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href=”//” rel=”author” title=”Aleia Woods”>Aleia WoodsPublished: October 21, 2021Bonnie Nicholds

Bia’s perseverance has been put to the test for nearly a decade. Now, with a hit song in the bag and A-list artists supporting her, she’s manifesting more wins.
Interview: Aleia Woods
Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the Fall 2021 issue of XXL Magazine, on stands now.

After almost 10 years of enduring the ebbs and flows of the music industry, Bia is a living, breathing example of what happens when career seeds are planted and the end result pays off in a major way.

The Medford, Ma. talent first burst on the scene in 2014, as an artist on Pharrell’s I Am Other imprint on RCA Records. She had initially been discovered two years earlier by rapper Fam-Lay, who jumped on board to manage Bia after hearing her first record “High.” Fam-Lay eventually introduced the young rhyme slinger to Pharrell, who decided to get behind Bia by signing her. That same year, she dropped her debut mixtape, #CholaSeason, and starred in Oxygen’s Sisterhood of Hip-Hop. A guest appearance that almost didn’t happen came next, pushing Bia to the forefront. The aspiring star connected with Latin sensation J Balvin for the 2016 track “Safari” featuring Pharrell and Sky. The song was a hit and currently has over 447 million Spotify streams.

In 2018, Bia—who is of Afro Puerto Rican and Italian descent—dropped her EP, Nice Girls Finish Last: Cuidado, but after the support and backing from RCA and I Am Other fell a bit short, Bia went independent the next year, trusting her own talent and remodeling her approach to creating music. Her verse on Russ’ “Best on Earth”—which Rihanna claimed on IG was her then-new favorite song—arrived that same year, and things soon veered onto the fast-track for Bia. She then signed a new deal at Epic Records and put out her first EP, For Certain, which showcased “Whole Lotta Money,” a TikTok hit with over 40 million Spotify streams. The song caught enough attention that Nicki Minaj jumped on the remix after Bia had tried to reach out to the rap star via Instagram DM years earlier. Bia scored another win this year when her track “Skate” became the official theme song of the NHL’s 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs. She’s the second rapper after Eminem to accomplish this.

On an August afternoon, Bia, 30, opened up via Zoom about her rap hustle, the impact of manifestation on her career, working with Nicki Minaj and more.

XXL: When you first got in the game you were signed to Pharrell’s I Am Other and RCA Records? What did you learn from Pharrell at that point that has helped you to navigate from that point until now in your career?

Bia: I would say some of my most valuable lessons I learned from him [is] in terms of creating. I’m a feeling writer and I got that from him. We go in and we write what’s true to us, what’s true to our heart, what’s on our mind. Definitely like, song structure. I feel like I’m a great songwriter because I’ve got to learn from great people like Pharrell. And also, he’s just wise.

When you have someone like that that’s a mentor, he teaches you how you want to treat your fans and other people. It’s like how you want to move with a higher purpose, a better energy. So, I learned that from him, too. Energy is so important to me.

Do you guys still have a working relationship or can you lean on him if you need advice for anything?

I’m sure I can give him a call and say, you know…any type of advice, he’ll be there for me. I’m forever thankful for Fam, Pharrell, for everything they did in my life, you know? Helped me become the businesswoman I am today. I’ll always look at them like family. We don’t talk every day, you know, but it’s love always.

After you were signed to Pharrell, you said you were independent for a little bit. What kept you motivated?

I feel like even when I did have the machine behind me with RCA, the machine wasn’t behind me. So, there were years [when] I didn’t have a machine behind me. It was just me, my team, I Am Other. We were just doing things, whatever we could do at the time. We used to say we have champagne taste with a beer budget because we knew what we liked, but we couldn’t get to it just then.

I think that a lot of artists run into, you know, your vision is so much bigger than your budget, sometimes. Being able to give the right vision to the world… All that stuff is what develops you as an artist today. Knowing how to move and how to do those things.

How has it been for you, knowing the level of talent that you have and there are artists who are bubbling, and it’s like, what about me? How did you overcome that?

Oh, that’s a good question ’cause I don’t think that I knew what that feeling was at first. ’Cause there was never anything that I wanted so bad that was so hard to attain for me. And usually everything for me just came naturally. Even getting signed in the beginning, it came so natural. So, when I hit that bump in the road of like, that plateau, it was like, you know, you gotta reinvent yourself. Stop pouring into the people that don’t care about you, and start pouring into the people that do, you know? That developed me.

I started pouring into who are my fans, who are the people that want to hear my music and who are the people that care about Bia. And we started building from there. I also feel like I started having such expectations. When I stopped having expectations on myself or what I expected my music to do is when my music started to do well.

“Whole Lotta Money” is all over TikTok. Did you expect that to happen when you put the song out?

No, ’cause like I said, I don’t have any expectations. I was like, Whatever it does, it’s gonna do, and, you know, I just hope that people love it.

I prayed for that. I wanted that, you know what I’m saying? I’m like, I hope this does well, that people love it. But I still didn’t have any expectations on it. I had no idea it was gonna do this. No idea it was gonna have a Nicki Minaj remix. It’s been a dream come true.

Before the song “Whole Lotta Money (Remix)” came out in July, you and Nicki Minaj did an Instagram Live and you mentioned that you had been DMing her long before the song even came to be. That falls under the manifestation umbrella, right?

Yeah, absolutely!

What does manifestation mean to you and how has it impacted your career?

I’ve manifested my whole career. Even everything that I want, I’ve sat down and talked myself through it way before I had it. It’s definitely a mind thing. Even when it comes to “Whole Lotta Money,” because even when I wrote the majority of that song, it’s relatable to people who don’t have a whole lot of money, but it makes people feel like, You know, I’ma go get some money. So, that’s all it is. I wanted that to feel like manifestation.

Even when I have a goal, even to be in the same room as Nicki [Minaj], that was manifestation. That was a goal. I’ve loved Nicki my whole life. So, to be in the same room as her is like, it’s like, Wow, I really just got here.

You tweeted that you have so much respect for bigger artists who jump on smaller artists’ records. What advice would you give to somebody who’s on the come up?

I would offer to them: pour into the people that are pouring into you. Rock with the people that are rocking with you. Everybody else will come later. I remember when I did the song “Safari” with J Balvin and Pharrell. I went in and killed my part and there were people on his [J Balvin] side that wanted to take me off because I had no followers. I had no real credentials. I wasn’t a Latin artist. There were many people who told him, “I think you should put somebody else on. It can do better.” And he was like, “No, I’m gonna keep Bia. She killed it.”

You’ll have people that believe in you along the way and they’ll lift you a hand, they’ll help you up. Like Nicki hopping on my remix. She gave me a hand. Just like Rihanna shouting out “Best on Earth,” she’s helping me up. I’m gonna stick with the people who are sticking with me. Whoever’s not sticking with me is dumb.

Your song “Skate” was the NHL Playoffs theme song this year. That’s rare for a rapper. How did that happen?

We cut “Skate.” It’s like, “Wrist Stanley Cup, I can show you how to skate.” And then my team, Epic, everybody was like, “We need to get this to the NHL.”

[The NHL] were like, “This is great, but let’s just change a couple things.” ’Cause it’s a culture gap [between] hip-hop or rap and hockey. So, we had to work on it a little bit just so that I feel like it would make sense to both sides and it came out beautiful.

You’re going to release your deluxe EP, For Certain. Was the process different than what you did for the original?

Nah, ’cause you know what, I cut so many songs at a time and I knew they all wouldn’t fit on the first EP, so I had my favorites in case there was gonna be a deluxe. I liked them equally as much as the original songs that were on For Certain, if not more. Some of these new additions, I love them a lot. Just as much as “Whole Lotta Money.”

What’s next for you?

Business, business stuff. Business ventures, different things. I’m working on a makeup line. I love makeup, I love graphic [eye]liners, I love nails. I do nails. Only my own sometimes, Nails for Certain. I have a nail [Instagram] page called @nailsforcertain, so I’m definitely going to tap into the business space heavy this year.

I want to open a lot of side businesses outside of music and just things I’m passionate about. On top of music, putting out music, putting out a lot of visuals and an album ’cause I’m ready to put out an album now.

Bonnie Nicholds

Check out more from XXL magazine's Fall 2021 issue when it hits newsstands in October 2021, including our cover story with Tyler, The Creator, Lil Nas X's battle for respect in hip-hop, Wale talks about his album Folarin 2, find out more about Maxo Kream in Doin' Lines and more.

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href=”//” rel=”author” title=”Kemet High”>Kemet HighPublished: September 29, 2021Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Is Nicki Minaj season upon us? Three years and counting have elapsed since the multiplatinum-selling rapper blessed her fans with a full project of new material. This past May saw the rerelease of her 2009 breakthrough mixtape, Beam Me Up Scotty, which featured three new tracks, most notably “Seeing Green” by the YMCMB holy trinity of herself, Drake and their OG Lil Wayne. Yes, it served its purpose of holding fans over and shedding light on her legacy, but fans need more than a sample-sized portion of new Nicki, right?

After releasing her Queen album in 2018, Nicki teased her fifth album on the mic and in print in 2019. Using a freestyle as her message board on a record called “Barbie Goin' Bad,” a flip of Meek Mill’s “Going Bad” featuring Drake, she suggested that her forthcoming project was done, though she was hesitant to drop a single from it. Later that year, she confirmed to Elle that there was indeed a new project in the cannon, describing it as “fierce, fun and unapologetic.” A release date was never announced, though the Queen teased speculative titles like “PF2” on social media, which many people believe is the sequel to her 2010 debut LP, Pink Friday.

Though she’s been rather active on social media lately—defending her decision to do more research before being vaccinated against the coronavirus—and present in headlines—due to the ongoing rape case involving her husband Kenneth Petty—the mother of one has yet to reveal any other details about her upcoming offering. As we wait for more, XXL dug up a few details on what can be expected from what she's revealed so far. Here’s everything you need to know about Nicki Minaj’s as-yet-untitled fifth album.

  • Nicki Minaj Has Been Cheffing Up This Album for About Two Years

    Nicki first introduced her fifth album at the top of 2019, in a freestyle over the instrumental of Drake and Meek Mill’s platinum-selling slap “Going Bad.” On a song titled “Barbie Goin Bad" she rapped, “I had to, uh, get back in my bag/I might drop a freestyle every, um, week ’til the thing-thing come/The label hit me said they want the fifth thing-thing, I got in the studio, I did the fifth thing-thing/And then they say 'You know, it's time to drop your single,' I said "Nooo,” seemingly hinting that the project was also done.

    She put those words in print later that fall in an interview with Elle, before pump faking her retirement and backtracking soon after. “It’s probably the most excited I’ve been about an album release in a really long time,” she told the publication. Referring to the four-year gap between The Pinkprint in 2014, and Queen in 2018, she continued, “I’m happy that we’re not making my fans wait for another album like I’ve done in the past.”

    In the fall of 2021, freshly embedded into a Twitter debate about her choice to do more research before being vaccinated, she tweeted, “I was about to give yall way more than scraps but ykw. I’ll talk to y’all next year,” suggesting her absence for the rest of the year. It’s unclear if she was recording music for this upcoming album or if she was working on something else to hold people over.

  • Newest Alter Ego Queen Sleeze Will Be Introduced

    Nicki Minaj’s next album will introduce her next alter ego Queen Sleeze. Introduced during the press run for "Yikes" last year, this new moniker joins the lineage of Roman Zolanski and Chun-Li. Queen Sleeze is slated to be a “calm but deadlier" version of Minaj. Beware, it sounds like she’s unapologetically about to get a lot of things off her chest.

  • A Tour to Promote New Album and 2018’s Queen May Follow

    On the 13th episode of Queen Radio, which aired in June of 2019, Nicki Minaj celebrated the release of “Megatron,” announced her engagement to Kenneth Petty, talked to Trina and revealed some rollout plans for her next album. During the episode, she said that she wanted to do a joint tour for her Queen LP and whatever project came next—like pop megastar Ariana Grande did with Sweetener and Thank U, Next. Nicki did tour throughout Europe alongside Juice Wrld for The Nicki Wrld Tour earlier that year, but an American leg of the performance trek didn't happen. So this could very well still be a possibility.

  • It Might Be a Sequel to Pink Friday

    The lauded rhymer has used Queen Radio to share many details about her forthcoming fifth album. In 2019, Nicki hinted that the LP's title may have the word "pink" in it during the 14th episode of Queen Radio. Last June, she tweeted “PF2,” causing more speculation from the masses that her newest effort will be a sequel of her triple platinum-selling 2010 debut album, Pink Friday. People thought that the project would drop on the 10-year anniversary of PF, however, that clearly didn't happen. No album titles have been confirmed thus far, so one can only hope that she’s headstrong on providing an extension of the project that kick-started her legendary run in rap.

  • She’ll Tap Into a Sound Bigger Than What Was Heard on Past Efforts

    In an interview with Elle in 2019, when speaking about her fifth album, Nicki gave a preview of the sounds her supporters can expect. She described the project as being “fierce, fun and unapologetic.” “This one incorporates all the things people love about Nicki, but it also just has a way bigger sound, so it goes perfectly with the collection,” she continued shortly after. Seeing how Nicki has Milly Rocked through plenty of genres over the last decade plus, what’s left to be tackled is up in the air. Guess we’ll just have to see.

  • Unreleased Collaboration With Future Is Rumored to Make the Cut

    After blessing her fans with the rerelease of her 2009 mixtape, Beam Me Up Scotty, this past May, Nicki celebrated by going live on Instagram and playing some music. Teasing her Queen follow-up, she assured fans that this next album will be her best yet. Nicki then went on to play an old LondonOnDaTrack-produced record called “Big Barbie” with Future. The track was supposed to be on Nicki's last album, but didn’t make the cut for unknown reasons. She may have saved it for an even better occasion like this.

  • Some of R&B’s Best Artists Could Be Possible Features

    In early September of this year, Nicki Minaj asked her Barbz to call on revered R&B heads Brandy, Keke Wyatt and Tamar Braxton to redo a melody for her that was shared on Instagram, to which Keke responded “my beW” with kissy face emojis at the end.

    A day later in a since-deleted tweet, she tapped into a handful of more recent names who have the genre in good hands, including Summer Walker, Jhené Aiko and Kehlani. Summer responded “I’d love that,” Kehlani tweeted “what is happenING HEY” and Jhené chimed in with a straightforward “For sure. Lemme get a verse too.”

    Nicki then confirmed that once she had all of the vocals in, that she would put “Smthn special together with it.” According to the Queen, she’s going to do the same thing with female rappers at some point. The song is reportedly titled "Memories," and Nicki ended up getting Brandy, Keke and Tamar to sing on it. The head Barb-in-charge shared the magic they created so far in her Instagram story this month.

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Nicki Minaj's husband, Kenneth Petty, has pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender in California.

According to court documents obtained by XXL on Friday (Sept. 10), Petty entered his guilty plea on Thursday (Sept. 9) in the United States District Court Central District of California via a video hearing. The Queens, N.Y. rapper's spouse faces up to 10 years in prison, a lifetime of supervised release, a fine of $250,000 or twice the amount gained or loss from the incident—whichever amount is higher—and a mandatory special assessment of $100, if convicted.

Kenneth Petty's sentencing has been scheduled for Jan. 24, 2022.

Last month, Petty struck a deal with the United States Attorney's Officer for the Central District of California where he would plead guilty to one count of failing to register as a sex offender in his case. In exchange, the USAO agreed to give Petty a lower sentence, which will be based on the United States Sentencing Commissions guidelines.

Petty's case stems from his February of 2020 indictment, which was a result of his move to California with Nicki in 2019, but failing to register as a sex offender. He turned himself in days later on March 4, 2020. Petty was arrested in November of 2019 after a traffic stop, which is when police realized he was registered in his home state of New York, but not in California. He was later released on $20,000 bail and went on to register in the West Coast state.

Back in 1995, Kenneth Petty was convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl one year prior. Petty was 16 years old himself at the time. Nonetheless, he served nearly four years in prison on the rape charge, resulting in his order to register as a sex offender in the states he resides in. On Dec. 11, 1997, the New York State Board of Examiners of Sex Offenders designated Petty as a Level 2 offender based on his 1995 conviction.

The news of Petty's guilty plea comes nearly one month after himself and Nicki were sued by Petty's rape victim and accused of harassing and intimidating the woman.

Kenneth Petty and Nicki Minaj wed in October of 2019 and welcomed a son together last year.

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Nicki Minaj and her husband, Kenneth Petty, are facing a lawsuit in connection to Petty's attempted rape conviction in 1995.

According to a report from TMZ on Friday (Aug. 13), Nicki and her husband are being sued by a woman named Jennifer Hough, 43, for allegedly harassing and threatening Hough directly and indirectly in an effort to prevent her from speaking on the rape case. The woman has also accused the couple of causing her emotional distress in the lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York today.

Hough is suing the New York City-bred couple for intentional infliction of emotional distress, harassment and witness intimidation. She has filed a legal complaint in connection to Kenneth Petty's 1995 attempted rape conviction as well, suing him for the sexual assault.

Back in 1994, Petty was charged with first-degree rape, after Hough reported to police that Petty, a 16-year-old she knew from Jamaica, Queens, had raped her after leading her into a home at knifepoint. A year later, Petty was convicted of first-degree attempted rape, resulting in him having to register as a sex offender. He also recently struck a plea deal in the case after failing to register as a sex offender in the state of California, where he lives with his rapper wife.

Based on the court documents, when Nicki Minaj began dating Kenneth Petty in 2018, she allegedly spoke openly about Petty being "wrongly accused" and claimed that Hough had retracted her story about the attempted sexual assault, which Hough denies.

When Petty was arrested in March of 2020 for failing to register as a sex offender in California, Hough alleges that Nicki called and offered to fly the woman and her family to Los Angeles in exchange for recanting the rape claims made against the Queens, N.Y. native's husband, which would presumably benefit his case.

Hough reportedly declined the offer and days later, her family "suffered an onslaught of harassing calls and unsolicited visits." Then, the woman claims Nicki Minaj had unnamed people contact Hough's brother, offering $500,000 for her to disavow the rape allegations made against Petty.

Nicki Minaj allegedly went a step further, according to Hough, and sent lawyers to her home to strong-arm her into renouncing her claims against Kenneth Petty. As a result, Hough began to worry and felt her safety was in jeopardy due to the harassment she was experiencing at her home.

Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty reportedly bribed Hough once more with $20,000 in cash. Another additional threat was made to her safety as well.

Since the news emerged of the lawsuit, people have been weighing in on social media.

One person tweeted, "Let’s never forget Nicki tried to paint the victim as white to make it a case of a downtrodden innocent black man, and lied and said it was about statutory rape when it was rape with a weapon…. the red flags have BEEN THERE."

Another wrote on Twitter, "The issue with Nicki is that she chose full and unconditional loyalty to her husband and it came at the cost of morality. Instead of accepting her husband’s wrongdoings and holding him accountable, she chose to be complicit in covering it up to clear his already damaged image."

A third person typed, "Imagine your title as queen of rap being tainted because you wanna defend a predator and harass a victim. nicki will be her own downfall."

XXL has reached out to a rep for Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty's attorney for a comment. 

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href=”//” rel=”author” title=”C. Vernon Coleman II”>C. Vernon Coleman IIPublished: August 7, 2021Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images

After being indicted last February for failing to register as a sex offender, Nicki Minaj's husband, Kenneth Petty, has struck a plea deal.

On Friday (Aug. 6), Petty agreed to a deal with the United States Attorney's Office for the Central District of California, according to federal court documents obtained by XXL. As part of the agreement, Petty pleaded guilty to one count of failing to register as a sex offender in the case. In return for his plea, the USAO has agreed to sentence Petty on the low end of the sentencing guideline spectrum. Ultimately, the decision is up to a judge. The mandatory minimum Petty could receive is five years of supervised release, according to the documents.

As previously reported, Petty was indicted on Feb. 25, 2020 and turned himself in to authorities on March 4, 2020. Petty moved to California in 2019 with Nicki but failed to register as a sex offender. He got on police radar after being arrested in November 2019 following a traffic stop, where it was determined he was a registered sex offender in New York but failed to do the same in his new residence of California. He was released on a $20,000 bail and shortly afterward properly registered with the state of California.

In 1995, Petty was convicted for first-degree attempted rape for a 1994 incident with a 16-year-old girl. He was also 16 at the time and he served almost four years in prison in the case. In 2006, he was sentenced to prison for a manslaughter conviction. Nicki has defended Petty, even saying his rape accuser has recanted her statement.

Nicki and Petty got married in October 2019. Nicki gave birth to their first child in September 2020.

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href=”//” rel=”author” title=”Robby Seabrook III”>Robby Seabrook IIIPublished: June 28, 2021300 Entertainment / Internet Money / 10K Projects (2) / Quality Control Music / Motown Records / 1017 Global Music / Atlantic Records / Republic Records / 1400 Entertainment

There's no season quite like the summer, especially this year. Following a year of staying inside due to the pandemic, hip-hop fans are back outside to enjoy hot, sunny weather. With festivals resuming, outdoor events left and right and vacation season upon us, the music being released up until this point is in the running to be the song of the summer. Everyone has some sort of music-based memory tied to this time of year, and the summer of 2021 is no exception. Factor in the loosening COVID-19 restrictions and the feeling of "losing" this season last year, and it's only right that fans are already selecting their favorite tracks for the coveted "Song of the Summer" title. If Twitter is any indication, there are a plenty of songs that are already being given the designation. No worries, XXL will walk you through some of the top picks.

It's been crystal clear that women have been having a huge renaissance within rap music over the last year. There are numerous tracks by the ladies in hip-hop that have been thrust into song of the summer contention by fans. Megan Thee Stallion's "Thot Shit," released on June 11, celebrates women taking pride in themselves and doing what they want. A perfect soundtrack for all the Hot Girls these next few months.

City Girls' "Twerkulator," which officially dropped in May, was a leaked song that went viral o TikTok first before the Afrika Bambaataa and Soulsonic Force "Planet Rock" sample was cleared. The track peaked at No. 51 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming one of the most sought after songs for the turnup since its release. Coi Leray had the biggest hit of her career so far with "No More Parties," her first Hot 100 entry at No. 26. The song went platinum, and still has legs after its January release. These songs by talented women in rap are also competing for the song of the summer title against Doja Cat's recent single "Need to Know" and Yung Baby Tate's irresistibly catchy "Eenie Meenie."

There are also some song of the summer contenders from producers and newer names. Internet Money, the lauded producer collective, have been trying their hand at releasing more singles of their own. They may just have another hit with "His & Hers," featuring Don Toliver, Gunna and Lil Uzi Vert. The breezy hook and chemistry between all artists puts the song over the top. Florida rapper Cochise, who's no stranger to viral success, might be experiencing a second breakthrough with his new track "Tell Em" featuring $not. Coupling its familiar bounce with a free-flowing energy, the effort will be heard at more than a few parties in the coming months.

Take a look at what seems like every hip-hop song is the song of the summer according to fans below.

1. Megan Thee Stallion's "Thot Shit"

2. City Girls' "Twerkulator"

3. Internet Money's "His & Hers" featuring Gunna, Don Toliver and Lil Uzi Vert

4. Moneybagg Yo's "Wockesha"

5. Migos' "Straightenin"

6. Cochise's "Tell Em" featuring $NOT

7. Yung Baby Tate's "Eenie Meenie"

8. Doja Cat's "Need to Know"

9. Pooh Shiesty's "Back in Blood" featuring Lil Durk

10. Coi Leray's "No More Parties (Remix)" featuring Lil Durk

11. Young Thug and Gunna's "Ski"

12. Polo G's "Rapstar"

13. Trippie Redd's "Miss The Rage" featuring Playboi Carti

14. Lil Tecca's "Never Left"

15. Nicki Minaj, Drake and Lil Wayne's "Seeing Green"

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href=”//” rel=”author” title=”Trent Fitzgerald”>Trent FitzgeraldPublished: May 31, 2021James Devaney / Sarah Morris / Noel Vasquez, Getty Images(3)

Nicki Minaj and Polo G offered some words of encouragement to Coi Leray who was down in the dumps after a clip of her performance went viral.

On Sunday (May 30), a video surfaced of Leray performing at the H-Town Memorial Day Mayhem event at the Toyota Center in Houston on Saturday (May 29). In the 14-second clip, the crowd appears to be non-responsive while watching Leray’s performance. The video generated a deluge of unfavorable comments from people on Twitter.

In response to the clip going viral, Leray hopped on her Twitter account to vent about the video and felt that she was unfairly attacked by people on social media.

One person said, "The Coi Leray situation in Houston is a good example of why artist shouldn’t do clubs. It’s difficult finding your audience with a bunch of people who just paid to party."

Another wrote, "Lmfao why tf Houston did coi leray like that last night."

In response to the reactions to her performance, Coi wrote in a series of tweets, “The love use to outweigh the hate but now the hate outweigh the love and it’s slowing destroying me. Y’all haters are in my life for a reason, we gon have to just deal with each other. In with whatever smoke.”

"damnnnnn it’s hard being soooo viralllll I swear the the pressure is onnnnnnnnnn … IM THE PRESSSUREEEEE," she continued.

After reading Leray's disheartening tweets, Nicki jumped on Twitter to defend her performance and offered her support to the up-and-coming rapper.

"Don’t do that. Chin up. Always remember this, when black ppl not fkn w|you #TheyWillBoo," wrote Nicki. "Those ppl were on their feet. That means they may not have known the song, but they were interested in getting to know more— so they were observing u. Charge it to the game & move on."

Nicki's advice must have boosted Leray's spirits. She replied back to the Queen Barbz, thanking her for her words of encouragement. "Thank you so much for this. This means everything and more to me. Wow. I’m speechless. You just gave me so much more hope. Thank you again," she replied in a tweet.

Fellow rapper Polo G also gave some advice to the "No More Parties" artist on Twitter. “That’s always how it b when u 1st come in Compared to when u really blow u gotta block that shit out & keep goin crazy u got it,” the Chicago rapper tweeted.

Nicki and Polo G weren't the only rappers offering their support to Leray. Rhymers Rubi Rose and Asian Doll also chimed in with uplifting comments.

"Y’all gone stop playing with coi like she isn’t a STAR," Rubi tweeted, while Asian wrote, "Awwww I love how we all had @coi_leray back today after seeing her so down even Nicki gave her her flowers & honestly that makes me so happy to see us defending & uplifting eachother especially when we call eachother 'friends.'"

Asian then added, "Got your back forever…Love You More SUPER STAR COI."

Later that day, Coi appeared more upbeat when she jumped on her Instagram Live to address the viral clip and the negative comments from the video. During the livestream, Coi explains that artists receive pressure from fans, but it's but so much that can be done because rhymers will always be subject to opinions and criticism.

You can watch it below.

Find more reactions to Coi Leray's performance below.

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href=”//” rel=”author” title=”C. Vernon Coleman II”>C. Vernon Coleman IIPublished: March 20, 2021Kanye West via YouTube

2010-era Kanye West was in his bag.

That year, he released what some consider his best album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, which features among many fan favorites, the posse cut, "Monster," with Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver. While not the huge hit for 'Ye—it peaked at No. 18 on the Billboard Hot 100—"Monster" is lauded for its star power whom all came through on each verse. Most notably, Nicki Minaj who many claim bodied everyone else on the track. Curiously, Kanye had to be convinced to keep the song on the album or there is a chance we never got to hear this beast unleashed.

Check out the lyrics to Kanye West's "Monster" featuring Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver below.

INTRO: Justin Vernon
I shoot the lights out
Hide 'til it's bright out
Oh, just another lonely night
Are you willing to sacrifice your life?

VERSE ONE: Rick Ross
Bitch, I'm a monster, no-good bloodsucker
Fat muthafucker, now look who's in trouble
As you run through my jungles, all you hear is rumbles
Kanye West samples, here's one for example

CHORUS: Kanye West
Gossip, gossip, nigga, just stop it
Everybody know I'm a muthafuckin' monster
I'ma need to see your fuckin' hands at the concert
I'ma need to see your fuckin' hands at the concert
Profit, profit, nigga, I got it
Everybody know I'm a muthafuckin'' monster
I'ma need to see your fuckin' hands at the concert
I'ma need to see your fuckin' hands

VERSE TWO: Kanye West
Uh, the best living or dead hands down, huh
Less talk, more head right now, huh
And my eyes more red than the devil is
And I'm 'bout to take it to another level, bitch
Matter who you go and get, ain't nobody cold as this
Do the rap and the track, triple-double, no assists
And my only focus is stayin' on some bogus shit
Arguin' with my older bitch, actin' like I owe her shit
I heard the beat, the same raps that gave the track pain
Bought the chain that always give me back pain
Fucking up my money so, yeah, I had to act sane
Chi nigga, but these hoes love my accent
Chick came up to me and said, "This the number to dial
If you wanna make your number one your number two now"
Mix that Goose and Malibu, I call it "Malibooyah"
Goddamn, Yeezy always hit 'em with a new style
Know that muthafucker, well, what you gon' do now?
Whatever I wanna do, gosh, it's cool now
Know I'm gonna do, ah, it's the new now
Think you muthafuckers really really need to cool out
'Cause you'll never get on top of this
So, mami, best advice is just to get on top of this
Have you ever had sex with a pharaoh?
Ah, put the pussy in a sarcophagus
Now she claiming that I bruised her esophagus
Head of the class and she just won a swallowship
I'm livin' in the future so the present is my past
My presence is a present, kiss my ass

CHORUS: Kanye West & Jay-Z
Gossip, gossip, nigga, just stop it
Everybody know I'm a muthafuckin' monster
I'ma need to see your fuckin' hands at the concert
I'ma need to see your fuckin' hands at the concert (Yeah)
Profit, profit, nigga, I got it
Everybody know I'm a muthafuckin' monster
I'ma need to see your fuckin' hands at the concert
I'ma need to see your fuckin' hands

Sasquatch, Godzilla, King Kong, Loch Ness
Goblin, ghoul, a zombie with no conscience
Question, what do these things all have in common?
Everybody knows I'm a motherfuckin' monster
Conquer, stomp ya, stop your silly nonsense
Nonsense, none of you niggas know where the swamp is
None of you niggas have seen the carnage that I've seen
I still hear fiends scream in my dreams
Murder, murder in black convertibles, I
Kill a block, I murder the avenues, I
Rape and pillage your village, women and children
Everybody want to know what my Achilles heel is
Love, I don't get enough of it
All I get is these vampires and bloodsuckers
All I see is these niggas I made millionaires
Millin' about, spillin' they feelings in the air
All I see is these fake fucks with no fangs
Tryna draw blood from my ice-cold veins
I smell a massacre
Seems to be the only way to back you bastards up

CHORUS: Kanye West
Gossip, gossip, nigga, just stop it
Everybody know I'm a muthafuckin' monster
I'ma need to see your fuckin' hands at the concert
I'ma need to see your fuckin' hands at the concert
Profit, profit, nigga, I got it
Everybody know I'm a muthafuckin' monster
I'ma need to see your fuckin' hands at the concert
I'ma need to see your fuckin' hands

VERSE FOUR: Nicki Minaj
Pull up in the monster, automobile gangsta
With a bad bitch that came from Sri Lanka
Yeah, I'm in that Tonka, color of Willy Wonka
You could be the king, but watch the queen conquer
Okay, first things first, I'll eat your brains
Then I'ma start rocking gold teeth and fangs
'Cause that's what a muthafuckin' monster do
Hair dresser from Milan, that's the monster 'do
Monster Giuseppe heel, that's the monster shoe
Young Money is the roster and a monster crew
And I'm all up, all up, all up in the bank with the funny face
And if I'm fake, I ain't notice 'cause my money ain't
So let me get this straight, wait, I'm the rookie?
But my features and my shows 10 times your pay?
50K for a verse, no album out
Yeah, my money's so tall that my Barbies got to climb it
Hotter than a Middle Eastern climate, violent
Tony Matterhorn, dutty wine it, wine it
Nicki on them titties when I sign it
That's how these niggas so one-track-minded
But really, really I don't give an F-U-C-K
"Forget Barbie, fuck Nicki, sh-she's fake"
"She on a diet," but my pockets eatin' cheesecake
And I'll say, bride of Chucky, it's child's play
Just killed another career, it's a mild day
Besides, Ye, they can't stand besides me
I think me, you, and Am' should ménage Friday
Pink wig, thick ass, give 'em whiplash
I think big, get cash, make 'em blink fast
Now look at what you just saw, this is what you live for
Ah, I'm a muthafuckin' monster

OUTRO: Justin Vernon & Charlie Wilson
I, I crossed the limelight
And I'll, I'll let God decide
And I, I wouldn't last these shows
So I, I am headed home (Headed home)
I, I crossed the limelight
And I'll, I'll let God decide, 'cide (No)
And I, I wouldn't last these shows
So I, I am headed home (Head home)
I, I crossed the limelight (No, the limelight)
And I'll, I'll let God decide, 'cide
And I, I wouldn't last these shows
So I, I am headed home

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href=”//” rel=”author” title=”Kathy Iandoli”>Kathy IandoliPublished: January 18, 2021Scrill Davis

Show & Prove
Words: Kathy Iandoli
Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the Winter 2020 issue of XXL Magazine, on stands now.

In the midst of an ongoing pandemic, the 2020 BET Hip-Hop Awards in October didn’t have the most conventional setup for new artists to shine during its annual cypher segment, yet Flo Milli still managed to take center stage amongst fellow rappers Adé, Buddy and Deanté Hitchcock. The 20-year-old rap wunderkind delivered crafty bars over the late Pop Smoke’s “Dior” beat, unequivocally grabbing viewers’ attention that evening, along with a nomination for Best New Artist. “I think it definitely brought exposure to me,” the Mobile, Ala. native later explains of the moment. “And it was a good step to show people that I’m actually working. I think it’s just starting to like, wake people up.”

It’s been one hell of a year for the 20-year-old rapper on the rise, but given the world’s current climate, that hasn’t stunted her short-term goals. She’s still been traveling after her critically acclaimed debut mixtape, Ho, Why Is You Here?, dropped this past summer, and peaked at No. 78 on the Billboard 200 chart. In the fall, Flo Milli headed back to her hometown of Mobile to visit friends and family and pick up one of her cars.

She turns 21 at the top of 2021, and while she can finally legally drink, her celebration plans are still up in the air, but she wants to bring those friends along for the ride. “Like, I want to go to Turks and Caicos,” she says pensively over Zoom, “but if I can’t go there, I’ll just probably do a mansion party with my friends or something.” Her capricious youthfulness is a sweet cloak over her modelesque looks, though when Flo Milli opens her mouth to rhyme, she transforms into a menace.

Flo Milli is one of a select few rappers bubbling out of Alabama (among them, 2020 XXL Freshman Chika), which is a feat in and of itself considering the state is far from a music industry hub. “In the beginning, all I really had was TV and social media or like YouTube and shit,” the young artist recalls of how she kept up with music on the come up. “For me, it was like, I wasn’t around [music] other than going to church and stuff and that was when I used to sing. But other than that, as far as like, a rap scene, I didn’t have an example or anything.”

Raised on neo-soul artists like Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton and Erykah Badu, Milli, born Tamia Carter, tempered her soulful palate with a fandom for Nicki Minaj. She started singing at the age of 9 and rhyming at the age of 11. By 14, she was in a group with a few of her girls called Pink Mafia, which eventually dissolved. Though, it wasn’t until she was 17 that she pushed music to the forefront. “That’s when I started to like, actually go to the studio and put out music,” Milli remembers.

Then she had a handful of jobs before rap became her full-time hustle. Milli babysat kids, worked at Ross department store and an AMC movie theater before moving on to Metro PCS during her brief time in college. That job helped her hone her craft on the company’s watch. “I used to always get in trouble,” she admits. “It was like a tax place on the side of us and they would call my manager and snitch on me because I would be making music in there with the speakers and stuff.”

She continued making music over the next year, dropping a series of cuts and gradually gaining momentum. In 2018, her flip of producer Ethereal and Playboi Carti’s song “Beef,” retooled as Flo Milli’s “Beef FloMix,” became a viral hit, showcasing the diversity of her cadence paired with an unorthodox rhyming pattern. “I was like, out of all the songs, this one?! But, you know what, that’s how it works,” she remarks. The track, released on SoundCloud in late 2018, and now has over 60 million streams on Spotify, grew legs on TikTok over the next year, particularly for her sporadic, shit-talking punchlines. “I kind of was just trying new things and my fans responded to that,” Milli adds.

Despite having roots firmly planted in the South, Flo Milli spits bars with no geotag and carries a style that is dynamically disconnected from any region. It’s a trait that she keeps close to the chest, especially in an era where the number of her peers is high but authenticity runs low. While “Beef FloMix” set it off, her 2019 track “In The Party” kept the momentum going (over 66 million Spotify streams), and the record labels came calling.

Skane Dolla, A&R at RCA Records, and Shareen Taylor, A&R at RCA Records, signed Flo Milli to the record label in 2019. “When we met her, it was her look, her cadence on records and her tone for me,” Skane expresses. “She has a little bit of traditional rap—not just rhyming in three-fours like everyone does now. Shareen and I sat down with her; it was like, obviously this makes all the sense in the world.”

They were sold on sight. “She walks in the room and she’s tall, slim-thick frame and this beautiful chocolate skin and this attitude like, ‘I’m that bitch,’” Taylor adds. “The confidence radiates out of her and that’s not something that can be taught or you can buy.”

On Flo Milli’s Instagram account, which boasts over 540,000 followers, countless comments from young girls who are inspired by her self-assurance decorate her page. “It’s giving young Black girls something to be proud of,” Taylor continues. “She helps them build their confidence. It’s almost like she’s the voice for the youth, the misfits, the people that weren’t always included. They feel empowered.”

Now that the rising artist has hit her stride, Milli looks to rappers with a career trajectory such as Nicki Minaj for inspiration while navigating her own dreams. “Nicki proved that you can do this for a long time, you can be on top for a long time and, you know, not fall down,” Milli says. “You could persevere and make history as a Black female.”

As Flo Milli readies her debut album for the coming year, she has some collaborations in the works, along with adding more singing to her songs. It’s all merely a launchpad for what’s to come, which she hopes will include modeling, fashion and even film. “You know, I always knew what I wanted…,” she affirms. “I always knew I was gonna make it.”

Check out more from XXL’s Winter 2020 issue including our DaBaby cover story, an introduction to DaBaby's Billion Dollar Baby Entertainment label roster, an interview with South Coast Music Group founder Arnold Taylor, who discovered and signed DaBaby, one of King Von's last interviews, The Kid Laroi's move from rookie rapper to streaming success, how the coronavirus changed hip-hop, our interview with actress, writer and producer Issa Rae about her label Raedio, Marshmello talks about rappers he wants to work with and more.

See Photos of XXL Magazine's Winter 2020 Cover Shoot With DaBaby

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[Intro: Bebe Rexha + Nicki Minaj]
Oh baby, oh baby I know that you’ve been hurting
(This is a star studded collaboration)
Oh baby, oh baby I know that you’ve been hurting
I’m Nicki Minaj, that’s Bebe, let’s go

[Hook: Bebe Rexha]
No broken hearts in the club, no tears in the club
Cause we gon get it poppin’ tonight
No broken hearts in the club, more drinks pour it up
Cause we gon get it poppin’ tonight

[Verse 1: Bebe Rexha]
We going straight to Miami
Hop on a plane don’t need no plans
Shining so hard like a Grammy
Forget all the players what they did
We gonna be buying the drinks, we gonna be buying the drinks
Line up the bottles, line up the models, we gonna forget everything

[Pre-Hook: Bebe Rexha]
Oh ain’t nobody going home, you know what you came for
To dance off the pain, don’t feel a thing, just feel the champagne
If you’re feeling lonely, baby let me hear you sing

[Hook: Bebe Rexha]
No broken hearts in the club, no tears in the club
Cause we gon get it poppin’ tonight
No broken hearts in the club, more drinks pour it up
Cause we gon get it poppin’ tonight
We only got one life, so let’s go hard till the day we die
No broken hearts in the club, more drinks pour it up
Cause we gon get it poppin’ tonight

[Verse 2: Bebe Rexha]
We gonna do it real biggie
Sky is the limit in this town
We taking over the city
We too high to bring us down
We gonna do what we do, we gonna do what we do
Three in the morning, four in the morning, meet you for eggs in the morning

[Pre-Hook: Bebe Rexha]
Oh ain’t nobody going home, you know what you came for
To dance off the pain, don’t feel the shame, just feel the champagne
If you’re feeling lonely, baby let me hear you sing

[Hook: Bebe Rexha]
No broken hearts in the club, no tears in the club
Cause we gon get it poppin’ tonight
No broken hearts in the club, more drinks pour it up
Cause we gon get it poppin’ tonight
We only got one life, so let’s go hard till the day we die
No broken hearts in the club, more drinks pour it up
Cause we gon get it poppin’ tonight

[Verse 3: Nicki Minaj]
Ay yo Bebe, anybody hatin’ need a pee pee
Sip a little Myx, pop pills till I’m sleepy
I’m the one that bust it open out in Waikiki
Pull up in the Ghost, I’m creepy
They don’t want beef, we proved it
Niggas better keep it on wax like a Q-tip
Keep his dick wetter than the cruise ship
Flower than a tulip, flyer than your new bitch
I do’s it, yup I’m up two zip
Girls is my sons, I’m giving them milf teas
They be sweatin’ me, headbands and gym tees
Like bad knees on Dirk Nowitzki’s, it is going down like M. Lewinsky’s
Wrist freeze yep my wrist on pink skis
Ring finger be shitting on my pinky’s
Make em mad, aww man I got them hating bad
Blood clot money green like Jamaican flags

[Hook: Bebe Rexha]
No broken hearts in the club, no tears in the club
Cause we gon get it poppin’ tonight
No broken hearts in the club, more drinks pour it up
Cause we gon get it poppin’ tonight
We only got one life, so let’s go hard till the day we die
No broken hearts in the club, more drinks pour it up
Cause we gon get it poppin’ tonight

Nicki Minaj announced that she is going on tour next year and she has a couple big surprises coming.

Some fans are already thinking that she may announced her new album soon or perhaps announce that she is dating Nas, which we already know that last one. On Tuesday, Nicki Minaj went on Instagram to get some things off her chest about some recent reports over an interview that she did with XXL where she said that she brought back female rap to the mainstream.

Nicki Minaj was complaining bitterly about the media twisting her words to spark controversy, which she thinks is unfair to her. She clarified what she said and at the end of her lengthy statement on Instagram, she revealed that she will be on tour next year and has some big surprises for her fans coming. “See u guys on tour next year. I got a cpl BIG surprises,” she wrote.

The Young Money rapper is currently working on her new album, a project that she says will be career-defining for her. Over the past few months she has been dropping some hints about the upcoming project but nothing concrete like the title and release date or who will be on the guest list. Nevertheless, her announcing this tour is a clear indication that she will be dropping the album soon.

Nicki Minaj covers T Magazine’s Great Issue where she spoke out about having to work much harder than her male counterparts to get the same recognition. “I had so much going against me in the beginning: being black, being a woman, being a female rapper,” she said. “No matter how many times I get on a track with everyone’s favorite M.C. and hold my own, the culture never seems to want to give me my props as an M.C., as a lyricist, as a writer. I got to prove myself a hundred times, whereas the guys that came in around the same time as I did, they were given the titles so much quicker without anybody second-guessing.”

The new book “The Autobiography of Gucci Mane” is now out and the Atlanta rapper has an excerpt in there that touched on Nicki Minaj feud with Lil Kim.

Gucci Mane is winning right now and this year is perhaps one of the best years of his career. He was released from prison last year May and was fortunate enough to get off probation last month. Gucci has never been in better shape physically and mentally for the past year and he is spilling it all in his new book.

One of the biggest takeaways from his biography was when he spoke about the first time that he met Nicki Minaj. “I hopped out of the van and was making my way toward the venue when I saw this pretty girl get off Wayne’s bus and start running toward us,” the book reads. “She was small, no taller than five-two, but right away I saw a big personality. ‘Gucci! I always wanted to meet you,’ she said. ‘I’m Nicki, I’m here with Young Money.’”

Gucci then revealed how Nicki Minaj ran up to him and started talking about being a big fan of his. She even spoke about the remix to his single “Freaky Gurl” and asked him why would he put Lil’ Kim on there. “She told me she was a fan and had even put out her own remix to ‘Freaky Gurl,’” Gucci added. ‘Why would you put a b*tch from Brooklyn on there, though?’ she asked, referring to Lil Kim. ‘I know you got people in Queens. You supposed to have a b*tch from Queens on there.’ For her to know my connections to Queens, she really must be a fan, I thought. The girl was cool. We exchanged numbers and I went inside to perform.”

Seems that incident is from about 2009 when Nicki Minaj just signed with Young Money and was on the come up.

Cardi B claps back at Azealia Banks calling her a hater.

Despite every female rapper congratulating the Queen emcee, yesterday Banks offload a Twitter tirade on Cardi B calling her the “poor man’s Nicki Minaj.” The Harlem rapper also accused black men of selling out for supporting Bardi and even singled out Charlamagne Tha God for helping the song “Bodak Yellow” reach number one on Billboard. Despite the hate there is only one of the two dancing all the way to the bank.

Last night Cari B posted an old photo of Azealia Banks dancing and rapping to “Bodak Yellow” while hinting that its haters like her who help get the song to number one. “One of the reasons Bodak Yellow went #1 cuz even the HATERS LOVE IT,” she tweeted. Before that she wrote on her timeline, “This is the happiest day of my life and no 1 will take this joy from me .I wish you sour patches a good day !Thats how happy I am.”

One of the reasons Bodak Yellow went #1 cuz even the HATERS LOVE IT !!

— iamcardib (@iamcardib) September 27, 2017

Several female rappers have congratulated Cardi B on her historic number one. Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliott, Rapsody, Nicki Minaj, Dej Loaf, and Remy Ma were among the list of female rappers to congratulate her. She became the first female emcee since Lauryn Hill to score a solo Billboard Hot 100 number one song.

This is the happiest day of my life and no 1 will take this joy from me .I wish you sour patches a good day !Thats how happy I am .

— iamcardib (@iamcardib) September 26, 2017

Lyrics Gucci Mane – Make love

Uhhh, Gucci
Wanna make love, love, love.

King of the skreets
And when these suckas see me, they should bow to my feet
And kiss the ground underneath
I look down at the beef
That shit childish to me
Two hundred thousand to see me
And it’s been sold out for weeks
Can’t brush shoulders with me
These stones in my choker are 2 karats apiece
Look like boulders to me
Damn, who colder than me?
You think he colder than me?
You more bipolar than me
You talkin’ crazy
I’m tryna book Beyoncé for my wedding day
I’m the type of nigga, spend a million on a wedding cake
Niggas hate, but hesitate
They hate to see ya elevate
I just left out the gym
I’m ’bout to take a swim and meditate
Now it’s time to celebrate
Ask me why I’m smilin’
I say, “‘Cause I make two mil’ a day”
And I might take your b*tch and pay her bills
That’s how I feel today
And I just wanna f*ck
Don’t wanna chill, that’s how I feel today.

I’m makin’ money like I’m makin’ sweet love
I wanna make love, love, love
She say the money make her wanna make love
Wanna make love, love, love, huh.

Ay yo, ain’t talkin’ housewives, but I’m in the Porsche
First I’ma scorch her, then I’ma torch her
Then I’ma torture her, then I’ma off her
A million dollars for a show, they made their off-er
Go against Nicki, it’s gon’ cost ya
‘Cause now it’s f*ck ya, intercourse ya
I rep Queens where they listen to a bunch of Nas
I’m a yes and these b*tches is a bunch of nahs
Tryin’ to win a gunfight with a bunch of knives
I win, get off the bench and give a bunch of fives
I don’t see her
b*tch I’m the greatest, no Kendrick and no Sia
I’m the iPhone, you the Nokia
Everybody know you jealous, b*tch it’s so clear
Tell them bum ass b*tches to play their role
She see my sexy ass every time she scroll
I got it in the can, Dole
Your career gon’ be with Anna Nicole
Witcha dumbass face
She ain’t eatin’ but I swear she got some bum ass taste
Text her man like, “Dawg, how that bum ass taste?”
Pay your rent! And stay in your bum ass place
Oooohhh, oh you the qu-e-e-the queen of this here?
One platinum plaque, album flopped, b*tch, where?
Hahaha, ahhhhhhh
I took two bars off just to laugh
You see, silly rabbit, to be the queen of rap
You gotta sell records, you gotta get plaques
S, plural like the S on my chest
Now sit your dumbass down
You got an F on your test.

I’m makin’ money like I’m makin’ sweet love
I wanna make love, love, love
She say the money make her wanna make love
Wanna make love, love, love, huh.

I love to see the money stack up
Hope that we don’t ever, ever break up
Wanna make love, love, loveee.
Gucci Mane lyrics
Video love

Lyrics Jason Derulo – Swalla

Love in a thousand different flavors
I wish that I could taste them all tonight
No, I ain’t got no dinner plans
So you should bring all your friends
I swear that to a-all y’all my type.(swalla)

All you girls in here, if you’re feeling thirsty
Come on take a sip ’cause you know what I’m servin’, oohhh.

Shimmy shimmy yay, shimmy yay, shimmy ya (drank)
Swallaaa-la-la (drank)
Swallaaa-la-la (swalla-la-la)
Shimmy shimmy yay, shimmy yay, shimmy ya (drank)
Swallaaa-la-la (drank)
Swallaaa-la-la (swalla-la-la)
Freaky, freaky gyal
My freaky, freaky gyal.

Shimmy shimmy shimmy yay, shimmy yah
Bad girls gon’ swalla-la-la
Bust down on my wrist in this b*tch
My pinky-ring bigger than his
Met her out in Beverly Hills, ay
Dolla got too many girls, ay
Met her out in Beverly Hills, all she wear is red bottom heels
When she back it up, put it on the Snap
When she droppin’ low, put it on the Gram
DJ poppin’, she gon’ swallow that
Champagne poppin’, she gon’ swallow that.

All you girls in here, if you’re feeling thirsty
Come on take a sip ’cause you know what I’m servin’, ooh.

Shimmy shimmy yay, shimmy yay, shimmy ya (drank)
Swallaaa-la-la (drank)
Swallaaa-la-la (swalla-la-la)
Shimmy shimmy yay, shimmy yay, shimmy ya (drank)
Swallaaa-la-la (drank)
Swallaaa-la-la (swalla-la-la)
Freaky, freaky gyal
My freaky, freaky gyal.

Bad gyal no swalla nuttin, word to the Dalai Lama
He know I’m a fashion killa, word to John Galliano
He copping that Valentino, ain’t no telling me “no”
I’m that b*tch, and he know, he know
How y’all wife’in these thots? You don’t get wins for that
I’m having another good year, we don’t get blimps for that
Pussy game still cold, we don’t get minks for that
When I’m poppin’ them bananas, we don’t link chimps for that
I gave these b*tches two years, now your time’s up
Bless her heart, she throwing shots but every line sucks
I’m in that cherry red foreign with the brown guts
My shit slappin’ like dude did Lebron’s nuts.

All you girls in here, if you’re feeling thirsty
Come on take a sip ’cause you know what I’m servin’.

Shimmy shimmy yay, shimmy yay, shimmy ya (my love) (drank)
Swallaaa-la-la (my love) (drank)
Swallaaa-la-la (swalla-la-la)
Shimmy shimmy yay, shimmy yay, shimmy ya (drank)
Swallaaa-la-la (drank)
Swallaaa-la-la (swallaaa-la-la)

Young Money
Freaky, freaky gyal
My freaky, freaky gyal
My freaky, freaky gyal
My freaky, freaky gyal
Jason Derulo lyrics
Video Jason Derulo

[Verse 1]
Uh, what you heard nigga?
Nah, fuck what you heard
I keep two lil goonies on the lurk
My bitch gotta cool lil twenty in her purse
See we was known to air it out first
Told bop, wait let me air em’ out first
They talkin’ bout drugs they ain’t never had work
Lu preach to em’ real nigga church
See I was on the way, started from the bottom now I’m straight
Bout to cop an Audemars Piguet
Yesterday I flew to Saint Tropez
Met a plug yesterday, you know the whole crew ate
Everywhere we go we eat steak
I got my brother with me each and everyday
Most of with me probably tryna beat a case
And if you don’t the other one with licensed with the K
Yeah, know we ridin’ K everyday
Ran up the money had to put it in the safe
I swear its hard to chose mulsanne or the wraith, 4 4 2 you don’t wanna race
Ion’t know why she act different
But when a nigga gone she goin’ miss me
All them muthafuckin shoes all that Tiffany
All them tattoos all them piercings
Momma be stressin’ be patient it’s comin’
Told you your boy was gone make it you know it
We go war with whoever, whoever
I stack that money forever, forever
We put that money together got extra
Pour out the pint man we never gone measure
Whole lot of types I ain’t never gone settle, ain’t never gone settle

You know
Like I use to risk my life for this shit
You know
You know we really got stripes for this shit
You know

[Verse 2]
This is no phassage, I don’t want no bodyguard
I need me a Nicki Minaj, I need me like two freaky brauds
I’m on broadway, fucked up how they did Mitch in the hallway
I’m fucked up gotta get rich in this hallway
I swear I really got rich in the hallway
My mother lost her sister, her mother lost her daughter
Then my mother lost her mother, then my grandma lost her mother, then I fucked around and lost my cousin
Never thought I never see muffin
Never thought Fellow spot will get busted
Shit fucked a whole bunch of money
Lord save me, save me
Power like a mason, mason
Dreams come true gotta chase it, chase it
If you love something embrace it
The bond we share can’t break it
I’ma give you my heart don’t break it
Me and you girl that’s amazing
If you ever leave I’ll be waitin’
Come back to me girl, I wanna take you and show you off girl
I wanna take you and travel the world
I wanna dip you in diamonds and pearls
Hope I make some, gotta make some
The way we was raised up we might take some
You know a nigga love gettin’ papaer
This a real nigga celebration

Yeahh, yeah
See we unstoppable
You know we done been through so much you can’t stop us
You know
Yeahh, yeah
True story, this is my story
Long Live Nut forever
Yeahh, yeah
This is my story
True story
Hope we make some, gotta make some
The way we raised up might take some
This a real nigga celebration

Now just..
Float, float, float, float,
Float, float, float,
Now just..
Float, float, float, float,
Float, float, float, float,
Too high off the ground,
I’m sitting on clouds,
Said I’m too high off the ground,
I’m sitting on clouds,
I’m too high off the ground,
I’m sitting on clouds,
Said I’m too high off the ground,
I’m sitting on clouds.

[Verse 1]
I’m blowing trees and seeing stars,
I’m as high as Mars is,
No need for cars, I just hijacked Nicki Minaj’s starship,
Set it on autopilot,
Now I’m aiming for Uranus as the target,
So forfeit, girl listen, I’m flyer than Aladdin’s carpet.
Floating in zero gravity, surrounded by darkness,
An intergalactic artist, inspiration is never too far,
It’s within arm’s reach,
This space debris reminds me of all these garbage
Rappers who aren’t as smart as me with these bars,
But, I mean it must be hard
To compete when there’s a martian in charge,
I just stay low, then pop up and kill shit,
People often compare me to Jaws,
For how I just surface and rip everything apart,
If you’re not helping me take over the world
Get blatantly disregarded..

Now just..
Float, float, float, float,
Float, float, float,
Now just..
Float, float, float, float,
Float, float, float, float,
Too high off the ground,
I’m sitting on clouds,
Said I’m too high off the ground,
I’m sitting on clouds,
I’m too high off the ground,
I’m sitting on clouds,
Said I’m too high off the ground,
I’m sitting on clouds.

[Verse 2]
I’m going green,
Getting money and smoking the finest green-leaf,
I was so high if you looked up in the sky last night,
You would’ve seen me,
I be making all of my wishes come true without a genie,
Millions of miles away, but I could come through easy if need be,
‘Cause I’m super-human, I’m not from this Earth,
I just came down to talk to all of your girlfriends
And start rocking their world, literally,
See I can be pretty hypnotic with words,
You’re not going to stop me,
So all your fear tactics are not going to work,
I’m not even close to being done, this just begun,
I’m above your human race,
See I just came from Area 51,
Held a discussion with the Government,
A private conversation,
Sharing new alien technology and top secret information.
But now I need a vacation,
All these things are different since I came through,
So I took a trip in my spaceship,
Now I’m walking around Mars without a spacesuit..
Maybe one of these days I can take you..

Now just..
Float, float, float, float,
Float, float, float,
Now just..
Float, float, float, float,
Float, float, float, float,
Too high off the ground,
I’m sitting on clouds,
Said I’m too high off the ground,
I’m sitting on clouds,
I’m too high off the ground,
I’m sitting on clouds,
Said I’m too high off the ground,
I’m sitting on clouds.