Last week American rapper Nicki Minaj premiered two new tracks: "Chun-Li" and "Barbie Tingz."
Minaj first took to Twitter on April 10 to announce "Barbie Tingz" and "Chun-Li" and share their artwork.
The songs are vintage Minaj, with elastic beats, combative words and the West Indian accent she slips into many of her songs. “Chun-Li” was produced by J. Reid for Chevy Musik and “Barbie Tingz” was produced by Chevy Musik, with both songs co-produced by Minaj.
Minaj has not released an album since 2014’s “The Pinkprint” but she’s been popping up on tracks with Lil Uzi Vert (“The Way Life Goes”), Travis Scott (“Krippy Kush (Remix)”), Yo Gotti (“Rake It Up”), and Migos with Cardi B (“Motorsport”). She also joined Migos’ Quavo on “She for Keeps” from Quality Control’s “Control the Streets Vol. 1” compilation.
Chun-Li sees Nicki out for blood, with the track named after a Street Fighter character who seeks revenge after her father's murder.