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Nicki Minaj’s New Song and Festival Performances

Nicki Minaj & Lil Baby Kill It On "Do We Have A Problem?"
@nickiminaj: 2.4.22

Nicki Minaj New Song

Nicki Minaj teased a snippet of her new song titled “Freaky Girl” on her social media platforms on July 12th. The sexy upbeat snippet is played in the background of a video showing Minaj posing on a bed. The viral video has gained over 8 million views on TikTok alone. Also, the 35 second snippet has been used in over 40,000 tiktok videos. A few weeks later, Minaj announced on social media that her new single “Freaky Girl” will be released on Friday, August 12th. 


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Sample Used In “Freaky Girl” 

“Freaky Girl” interpolates the classic hit record “Super Freak.” by Rick James. The funk R&B legend released “Super Freak” in 1981 which became his biggest pop hit. It secured the 16th spot in the U.S. However, MTV refused to play videos by black artists at this time, so they rejected Rick James music video for “Super Freak.” They sure missed out!

To point out, many people gravitate towards the track because of the infectious bass line. In fact, MC Hammers biggest hit “U Can’t Touch This” released in 1990, samples “Super Freak.” Now, Minaj is putting her own sexy spin on the hit record. Speaking of, Minaj has always been open and confident in her sexuality. For example, “Anaconda,” “Rich Sex,” “Good Form,” she doesn’t shy away from telling what she likes in the bedroom. Fans are referring to “Freaky Girl” as Anaconda 2.0 because both tracks utilize samples from the late 1900’s and they are both sexually explicit. 

2022 Nicki Minaj Singles

Nicki Minaj’s fanbase A.K.A “The barbz ” have been eager for new music from the rapper. The last album from the rap queen released in 2018, which was titled Queen. Minaj released three rap singles in 2022 including “Do We Have A Problem,” “Bussin,” which both feature Lil Baby, and lastly, “We Go Up,” featuring Fivio Foreign. In addition, Minaj has been gifting her fans with her recent performances at both Essence and Wireless Festival. 

Essence Festival

The rap superstar returned to the stage to headline The Essence Festival in New Orleans on July 1st. She closed out night one of the festival with throwbacks, fan favorites, and new releases. Minaj surprised the crowd with Lil Wayne to perform hit songs “High School,” and “Seeing Green.” 

Wireless Festival 

In addition, the rapper closed out the Wireless Festival held in London, on July 10th. The 15 track setlist featured new hits “Do We Have A Problem” and “We Go Up,” and old hits “Did It On Em,” “Anaconda,” and “Feeling Myself.” She closed her set at the festival with “Moment 4 Life.” She spoke briefly about how the track is special to her and fans screamed every word. We can only hope her fifth studio album will bring that same magic. 


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