Nicki Minaj is again together with her first single of 2023, “Red Ruby Da Sleeze,” which she launched on Friday (March 3) through Younger Cash Leisure and Republic Data.
The Queen of Rap has been teasing her newest launch on Instagram with a video snippet filmed in her residence island of Trinidad and Tobago in addition to pictures of her carrying a classic Jean Paul Gaultier gown with dyed hair in half-pink, half-red area buns.
“Red Ruby Da Sleeze, Chinese on my sleeve/ These wannabe Chun-Li’s, anyway, nǐ hǎo/ Who the f— told bi—es they was me now?” she raps over Lumidee‘s 2003 smash “Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh)” whereas additionally referencing her 2018 Billboard Sizzling 100 high 10 hit and alter-ego “Chun-Li.”
“Red Ruby Da Sleeze” marks her first solo single since 2022’s “Super Freaky Girl,” which turned the rapper’s career-first solo Sizzling 100 No. 1 hit and the first No. 1 debut for a hip-hop track by a feminine artist with no accompanying acts since Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” in 1998.
Minaj was lately ranked No. 7 on Billboard and Vibe‘s 50 Biggest Rappers of All Time listing and the No. 10 on Billboard‘s Biggest Pop Stars of 2022 listing. She additionally emerged because the winner of Billboard‘s inaugural Energy Artist 2022 – Fan Alternative bracket, the place followers voted from the 32 artists who made the most important affect on Billboard‘s 2022 year-end charts.
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