UPDATE 11/30/16: Nicki Minaj recruited "Black Beatles" producer Mike Will Made-It to officially mix and master her "Black Barbies" remix of the song. It's about 40 seconds longer, and now available on iTunes and Tidal.
See below for original story.
It’s just about impossible to avoid Rae Sremmurd’s hit song, "Black Beatles," right now. Due in large part to the popularity of the many Mannequin Challenge videos that have surfaced online over the course of the last couple weeks, the song soared to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week, giving Rae Sremmurd the first Hot 100 No. 1 single of their careers. And early Tuesday morning, the song got another big boost when Nicki Minaj put her spin on it by unexpectedly releasing her own version of the hit called “Black Barbies.”
She also congratulated Rae Sremmurd on their No. 1 song on Instagram:
On "Black Barbies," Nicki makes a well-timed reference to President-elect Donald Trump and his immigration policies. "Island girl, Donald Trump want me go home," she raps. "Still pull up with my wrist looking like a snow cone."
Nicki released the song seemingly out of the blue, just like she did back in September when she put out "The Pinkprint Freestyle," which featured her rapping over Young M.A.'s "Oooouuu." So her fans were obviously ecstatic when they saw her tweet about the song hit their timelines, and they responded accordingly:
You can listen to "Black Barbies" below.