The "Hard White" rapper had previously told her followers she would deliver new music during Saturday's broadcast. And although the episode was delayed by an hour, Nicki made it up to her fans by quickly unleashing the new material. The first record was called "Barbie Drip," which was a freestyle over Lil Baby and Gunna's 2018 "Drip Too Hard." She followed that up with "Barbie Gon Bad," a remix of Meek Mill's "Going Bad" track featuring Drake. The latter, of course, generated the most buzz.
Nicki uses the Championships cut to brag about her success (like surpassing Aretha Franklin's Billboard record), while also calling out other artist who attempt to steal her style: "Imitating Nicki, while your ghostwriter dissin' me?" She doesn't drop any names, but Twitter users have a few guesses.
Nicki also seemingly referenced her influence on Meek's legal battle: "I was in the court no Jays and Beys/Made her change her mind in the judge chamber sleeze." She later said she meant no disrespect to JAY-Z and Beyoncé, whom she called "two of the most influential people" in her life.
Some also suspect "Barbie Goin Bad" included a light jab at Meek and Drizzy with the line: "Old boy and my brother tried to end me dog"; "Old boy" is believed to be a reference to her ex-boyfriend Meek, while "brother" is what she has often called Drake. It's unclear, however, how the two rappers may have "tried to end" her.
She goes to tease more freestyles, stating she might drop one every week until the "fifth thing-thing." It's clear Nicki is hinting at her fifth studio album, which, by the sounds of it, is already completed: "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 'Noooo. You know radio already tried to blackball a b**h.'"
You can check out the "Barbie Goin Bad" and "Barbie Drip" below.
Nicki also said she has recorded new music with Juice WRLD, who will join her on the Nicki WRLD Tour. The European leg will begin Feb. 21 and conclude March 28, before making its way to the states. Nicki told Queen Radio listeners Soulja Boy will join the U.S. trek, and that the official U.S. lineup will be announced within the next week or two. We'll be sure to keep you posted as more information becomes available.