Onika Tara Maraj, popularly known as Nicki Minaj, has been giving hits back to back since her breakout song, Ludacris’s “My Chick Bad” where she had a guest verse.
She’s known as the Queen of rap, and it appears no one is taking the crown from her anytime soon. Her fan base known as the Barbz has been supportive of her and they are known as one of the biggest fan bases in the music industry. Retaining her position in the league of top artists in the music industry, her versatility in her songs is what makes her unique and that’s what an icon is known for.
“Super Freaky Girl”, her sample of Rick James’ 1981 hit “Super Freak”, is her latest single. With lovers of music bumping to it, and Tik Tokers making the most out of it by using a reference from the song lyrics, not to forget her fan, this is already on its way to being Minaj’s hit solo single on the Billboard charts. With people still reeling in Beyoncé’s “Renaissance” and Lizzo’s “About Damn Time” clock” masterpieces and the works deservedly making the powerhouses to rise to No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart and Billboard Hot 100 respectively this year, it is possible this will be Minaj’s new game changer because according to Barbz, she really deserves it. Her previous Hot 100 hits were features from 6ix9ne on the song, Trollz, and Say So (remix) with Doja.
At the time of writing, Super Freaky Girl has sold 100,000 units worldwide; which is a massive win without any video to promote it. A conspiracy theory has it that Nicki Minaj’s cultural reset songs always begin with an “S”. If we consider Super bass and Starships, we might as well agree. Super Freaky Girl is that song you play when you need to shake off and feel alive.
Let’s hope Nicki Minaj gets her flowers this time. One more thing, Nicki Minaj is going to be presented with the Michael Jackson Vanguard award at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. And according to her, “I’m doing for the girls who couldn’t.” Yesss Queen!