Nicki Minaj's Hilarious Flip of Biggie's "Dreams" Has Fans Going Crazy

Nicki Minaj's "Barbie Dreams" flips Biggie's "Dreams" to hilariously objectify male artists like Lil Uzi Vert, Drake, Meek Mill, and more. Naturally, the track is garnering one hell of a reaction.

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Less than 10 minutes into Nicki Minaj's new album Queen, out today, the familiar sounds of Biggie's Ready to Die cut "Just Playing (Dreams)" give way to a playful, script-flipping jab at a multitude of male artists.

As Lil' Kim did back in 1996, Nicki's "Barbie Dreams" cleverly puts men at the center of objectivity. Minaj's take, however, eschews R&B in favor of (mostly) modern rap artists ranging from Lil Uzi Vert (whom she jokes "took it literally" when she told him to "go to Hell') to Drake ("I don't know if the pussy wetter or if he cryin' and shit"). Even Meek Mill takes a hit for, according to Minaj, still trying to land in her DMs.

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Naturally, the track—perhaps more than any other on Minaj's new 19-track album, her first in four years—has been met with a tidal wave of reactions. Minaj, ideally, will be following the Queen drop with a "Barbie Dreams" video a la Charli XCX's "Boys." Keep the script flipped.


Nicki wants to make it clear that the song is all in good fun.

I only mentioned people in #BarbieDreams that I fuk wit. This isn’t a diss. Yikes. This is culture, this is BIGGIE!!!!! New York!!!! This is FUN. Light hearted fun FUN

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) August 10, 2018

On Beats 1 she said, “You guys know ‘Barbie Dreams’ is not a diss, right? It’s just some funny shit. I love them. I said things about people who I know can take a joke and won’t be emotional about it.”

Below, we pointed out a few tweets from fans. Enjoy.

Barbie Dreams got me like

— Myion🤎 (@Myion__) August 10, 2018

A literal representation of how many shoots Nicki threw at every male rapper when Barbie Dreams came on:

— Grimmjows Babymuva ✨💙 🔜 DreamCon (@LoneArtistW) August 10, 2018

Nicki should've dropped "Barbie Dreams" as her first single. Summer 2018 would've been totally different #Queen

— 🇯🇲🇦🇬 (@oochiewalle_) August 10, 2018

Barbie Dreams is literally just jokes and y'all sensitive asses on here whining and taking it to heart. It's not that deep, I promise.

— Lost all my Jaywrays (@omosound1) August 10, 2018

nicki dragging a whole school bus of these rappers wit one pinky😭😭😭 barbie dreams goes hard #queen

— meg (@irvinosa) August 10, 2018

Why would she snap like that on Barbie Dreams WHYYY

— Amiyah Scott (@KingAmiyahScott) August 10, 2018

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