The queen and princess have reunited.
On Thursday night, Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice came through with “Barbie World,” their much-anticipated collaborative track for the Barbie soundtrack. Fans got their first taste of the song back in May when it appeared at the end of the film’s official trailer. Nicki and Ice Spice went on to confirm the record in an Instagram post, which was captioned: “It’s BARBIE B!CH. If you still in DOUBT.”
The cut samples Aqua’s 1997 hit “Barbie Girl” and finds the rappers comparing themselves to the iconic Mattel doll:
"And I’m bad like the Barbie/I’m a doll but I still wanna party,” they rap. “Pink ‘Vette like I’m ready to bend/I’m a 10, so I pull in a Ken/Jazzie, Stacie, Nicki/All of the Barbies is pretty/All of the Barbies is bad It girls, and we ain’t playin’ tag.”
You can stream “Barbie World” now on all major platforms. A music video for the track, which you can check out up top, was also released. The film, directed by Greta Gerwig, stars Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Will Ferrell, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Simu Liu, Michael Cera, and more. The film's official soundtrack will arrive on July 21, the same day as Barbie’s U.S. theatrical release.
“Barbie World” arrives more than two months after Nicki hopped on the remix of Ice Spice’s “Princess Diana.”
Weeks before teaming up on the remix, Ice Spice received a major co-sign from Nicki. The “Munch (Feelin’ U)” artist had secured the cover of Dazed magazine, which crowned her “the people’s princess.” Nicki reshared the image in an Instagram Story, which underscored the cover line. “GAG!!!” Nicki wrote on the post. “Catch it!!!”
Ice Spice celebrated the shoutout on Twitter, writing: “Ya heard da QUEEN.”
The Bronx rapper has quickly become one of hip-hop’s most promising newcomers. Since receiving support from Drake, Ice Spice has notched multiple wins, including BET Award nominations; joint tracks with everyone from Taylor Swift to PinkPantheress; and her first-ever gold certification for “Munch.”