It looks like Nicki Minaj’s “retirement” is proving to be short-lived after all, as Mrs. Petty teased a new song on her Twitter Monday night, offering fans a glimpse of her latest look and a preview of what appears to be an upcoming release called “Yikes.” The video below shows Nicki shooting a selfie style video at what appears to be a nightclub, with a “Nicki” neon light behind her and her husband Kenneth at her side.
— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) February 4, 2020
As Nicki snarls bars like “You a clown, you do it for likes, yikes” into the camera, it seems she can’t sit still, with the heavy bass from the beat inspiring some seated dancing and shaky camera work. The snippet and its hashtag trended on Twitter but many of the jokes were directed at one line in particular in which Nicki references a certain civil rights icon — on her birthday, no less. “All you bitches Rosa Parks,” she raps. “Oh oh, get your ass up.” While some of the responses seemed to take offense, others simply looked at it as another example of Nicki’s name-dropping wordplay.
No tf she didn’t say “all you bitches Rosa parks , go get ya ass up” Nicki! during black history month pic.twitter.com/k4Bhxke2w8
— & THATS ON PRENATAL PILLS (@TerryTyco_) February 4, 2020
Rosa Parks Rn in heaven rn after hearing what nicki just said….. pic.twitter.com/tt72Woqlj7
— Pretty Nyla 🌻😍🥳 (@BarbieDreaming) February 4, 2020
— negrhoe ⁶ ♡ (@negrhoe_) February 4, 2020