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Nicki Minaj jokes she was “bullied” into coming out of retirement

By | Published on Tuesday 11 February 2020

Nicki Minaj

Having emerged from her very brief ‘retirement’, Nicki Minaj has joked that she was “bullied” into releasing new single ‘Yikes’.

“I was playing a snippet for my crazy fans and they made me put it out”, she claimed in a Twitter Q&A with said crazy fans. “They are bullies. I only had one verse done. The label bullied me too. I’ve been bullied”.

Of how the track was actually written, she went on: “I made up the hook with no paper. Just freestyled in the booth cuz I loved the beat. So the ‘yikes’ part is me hearing the beat for the very first time. The verses I wrote down. The outro was a freestyle”.

She also revealed that she has developed a new alter-ego for the new album she’s working on (oh, and she’s working on a new album), called Queen Sleaze.

The character is quieter but angrier than past incarnations, apparently. “She’s more calm but way deadlier”, says Minaj. “My husband always says he’s more afraid when I talk quiet than when I yell. He said that’s how he knows when I’m dead serious”.

Prior to releasing ‘Yikes’ last week, Minaj re-emerged on Meghan Trainor’s new single ‘Nice To Meet Ya’.