The release date of Nicki Minaj’s new song “Freaky Girl,” on which she pledges to emulate the late funk master Rick James, has been confirmed.
The Queen lyricist tweeted a lengthy message to her 25.5 million followers on Friday (July 22) that seems to herald the beginning of her “Nick James” phase, which appears to be inspired by the “Mary Jane” vocalist’s stage name among other things.
“#NickJames is coming to do what the girls SHOULD’VE done,” she began the tweet. “#NickJames is coming to show the girls why they should’ve just sat there & ate their foods. #NickJames is coming to show the boys how to REALLY gag the girls. Pauz #NickJames is coming to restore hope in mankind.”
The highly awaited “Freaky Girl” track, which Nicki previewed earlier this month via a revealing thirst trap video on Instagram, will be released on August 12 and will be immediately followed by the launch of a new episode of Queen Radio, according to a second tweet from the singer.
“August 11th #QueenRadio, August 12th #FreakyGirl,” Nicki wrote in the emoji-clad tweet.
Not long ago, Nicki Minaj expressed a desire to tone down the vulgarity that was prevalent in her music as a result of becoming a mother. Now, she appears to be getting ready to break the internet with a release that is similar to her seductive 2014 single “Anaconda” and appears to be sexually explicit.
This past February, Nicki spoke with The Dana Cortez Show and said: “My label wanted me to go full out with a single and everything when I was pregnant, and I couldn’t bring myself to put out a song about pussy and dicks and sucking and eating. I couldn’t bring myself to put a record out like that while my son was growing in my body!”
She added: “Nothing wrong with anybody who’s able to do it, but with me, I just felt in a very different, new space.”
Whatever the subject matter, Nicki’s next album will undoubtedly send her devoted fanbase, the Barbz, into a frenzy given that she recently revealed that Drake, a former Young Money labelmate, is working as an executive producer on it.
After starting the year off with the Lil Baby-assisted “Do We Have A Problem?” and “Bussin,” along with her collaborations with Fivio Foreign and HipHopDX’s 2022 Rising Star Coi Leray, “Freaky Girl” will be the latest track to be released by Nicki.
Watch Nicki Minaj preview “Freaky Girl” in the video below: