The independent student news site of San Diego Mesa College.

The Mesa Press

The Mesa Press

The independent student news site of San Diego Mesa College.

Breaking News

The Mesa Press

The Mesa Press

Rap Queen Returns

Nicki Minaj at the Met Gala.
Nicki Minaj at the Met Gala.

After abandoning social media accounts for almost three months, Nicki Minaj came back better than ever with two new songs.

The pressures of social media certainly don’t vanish for celebrities, and rapper Nicki Minaj took it upon herself to take a social media hiatus during the production of her latest songs, “Chun-Li” and “Barbie Tingz.” Without surprise, both songs hit Billboard’s Hot 100 list within the first day of being released. The two instant hits have their fair share of aggressive dissing of anonymous people that will keep listeners guessing. The beat of “Chun-Li” carries Asian undertones and is classic Nicki with contagious lyrics. Combative lyrics from “Barbie Tingz” briefly explains her reasoning for her social media break: “Had to come off IG so they can’t stalk me, All they do is copy looks, steal music too.” Minaj thought it was important to be clear-minded when writing these songs and put all distractions aside. She explained to Zane Lowe of Beats 1 radio show, “But most importantly, I just wanted to have fun again, I wanted to go into the studio and have fun without giving a s**t about… I didn’t want to see anything. I wasn’t only not posting, I took all forms of social media off my phone, and it actually was the most genius decision I ever made.” Eliminating distractions and being in an upbeat environment appears to be Minaj’s recipe for a top-charts rap song.

In the same interview, Minaj claims her social media cleanse was a brilliant idea: “I needed to focus. I wanted to make sure I was writing something that was meaningful to me and that would inspire and captivate my audience.” Both “Chun-Li” and “Barbie Tingz” clearly showcase her ability to rap, without any need for featuring artists.

The queen of rap also teased that an upcoming album, world tour and a documentary are all in store for the future. Minaj’s commendable decision to escape from social media for a while is something fans can learn from.

Story continues below advertisement

 

Leave a Comment
Donate to The Mesa Press
$395
$500
Contributed
Our Goal

Your donation will support the student journalists of San Diego Mesa College. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

About the Contributor
Lauren Lee
Lauren Lee, Writer
Lauren is a second year at San Diego Mesa College, and originally moved from Ventura County. She is currently 21 years old and is studying Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations. She hopes to transfer to SDSU in the Fall and is excited to write for the Mesa Press for the first time this semester. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music and attending concerts, reading books, and cuddling her cat.
Donate to The Mesa Press
$395
$500
Contributed
Our Goal

Comments (0)

Here at The Mesa Press, we want to foster a community for civil discussions. We welcome your insight and perspective. Comments posted must be appropriate for all ages. Any profanity or cursing is prohibited. That includes any attempts to curse with special characters (!@#) or spacing. Discuss and criticize ideas. We don’t allow comments that intend to intimidate, demean or harass other readers in any way.
All The Mesa Press Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *