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What up guys, Frazier here for Complex News. We’re a little under two months away from Nicki Minaj’s long awaited fourth album Queen and the rollout is already in full swing. Onika dropped two new singles this week, Rich Sex with Weezy and Bed with frequent collaborator Ariana Grande, as well as the album pre-order. But, there’s an omission from that pre-order that has some fans in The Kingdom a little peeved.
The aforementioned new singles are there, as well as Chun-Li. As is typical with pre-orders, the rest of the track names are untitled for now. But one title definitely isn’t there, and that’s Barbie Tingz. The track dropped alongside Chun-Li when Nicki made her grand return in April. But despite getting similar treatment, with its own video and everything, at some point Chun-Li became the clear consensus favorite and thus got the bigger push.
There’s a large portion of fans who ride for the song though, and even prefer it to Chun-Li. The bars “Let’s be real all you bitches wanna look like me Wanna be in demand, get booked like me” got a lot of attention when the song dropped and Nicki even admitted they were among the first bars she thought of when she started plotting out what Queen would sound like in a new profile with Elle.
“It has to be ’80s, “It has to be boom BAP. I don’t want to do no trap shit ’cause everybody’s doing that shit.”
Barbie Tingz certainly fits that mold, but according to that profile’s writer, the rest of Queen does too. In addition to boom-bap, the album is described as spare, aggressive and, her best work yet. That’s big praise. But this is coming from ELLE, so take whatever they consider aggressive with a grain of salt.
Still though, some fans are tight Barbie Tingz won’t have a proper home.
Y’all Didn’t Show Barbie Tingz This Much Love Before The Preorder. Y’all Barely Acknowledged Her. Treated Her Like The Ugly Stepchild. Y’all Are Funny.
Who knows, maybe the outrage will spark a bonus track addition or something. Anyway, let’s get ready for what hopefully lives up to being Nicki’s best album. For more stories on Nicki Minaj keep it locked right here to COmplex News on YouTube.