After keeping quiet for a few months, Nicki Minaj is back for the crown. Today (April 12), she frees her single "Barbie Tingz," right after her interview with Beats 1's Zane Lowe.

Nicki sounds like she hasn't lost a step, even after her hiatus. "Uh, I'm in my prime, Optimus/
Sagittarius, so you know I'm an optimist," she cleverly strings together on track. "Man, keep it all real, I'm a prophetess/So at least you took an L off your bucket list."

She also takes a swipe at female rappers trying to emulate her: "Rap bitches tell they team, 'Make 'em like Barbie'/Had to come off IG so they can't stalk me."

The new song, produced by J. Reid of Chevi Music, comes after an interesting few weeks for Nicki. The first spark was producer Mike WiLL Made-It revealing that he had a new Minaj collab on the way, after reposting her recent Mercedes-Benz commercial. Matching this with a sequence of deleted tweets last week, Nicki's fans were fully primed for new tunes.

Nicki finally came clean this Tuesday, sharing that her songs "Barbie Tingz" and "Chun-Li" would both be available everywhere at 1 p.m. EST on April 12. She topped off the announcement by making her first fully public appearance in a long time, sitting courtside at a Los Angeles Lakers game on the same night.

Listen to Nicki Minaj's "Barbie Tingz" and check out the video teaser below.

Young Money/Cash Money Records
Young Money/Cash Money Records

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