Five months after announcing her retirement, Nicki Minaj returns with her first new solo music of 2020. “Yikes” finds the rap queen in fighting form, ready to take on anyone who comes for the crown.
“All you bitches Rosa Parks / Oh oh, get your ass up,” raps Mrs. Petty. “Yikes, I play tag and you it for life / You a clown, you do it for likes, yikes.”
“Yikes” is just a buzz track and is not the first single off Nicki upcoming fifth album, the follow-up to 2018’s Queen. “It’s not my single because the single will be launched with a visual. This is the set-up song,” she said during Pollstar Live! 2020.
Nicki recently collaborated with Meghan Trainor on “Nice to Meet Ya” and has teased collaborations with DaBaby and Gunna.
She assured fans that she’s in a good place “mentally and spiritually,” which will be reflected on her next album. “I feel like albums should be a surprise sonically with what they can expect, but they can expect to feel like, ‘OK, Nicki’s in a good place,’” she said.