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Nicki Minaj drops new track ‘The Pinkprint Freestyle’

‘I’m dragging these hoes like Harambe did the kid’

Nicki Minaj has dropped a new track out of nowhere, her first since the release of her 2014 album The Pinkprint.

The Trinidad-born rapper released “The Pinkprint Freestyle” on Soundcloud yesterday (September 4). After shouting out Young Money boss Lil Wayne, the 6-minute song interpolates parts of “Paper Planes” by M.I.A and makes reference to Harambe the Gorilla – “I’m dragging these hoes like Harambe did the kid” – (vicious, as you’d expect) over the beats of Young M.As “OOOUUU”.

“It’s the female Jay,” Minaj Raps. “I’m a brand according to what retail say. Yeah, my tours be selling out on pre-sale day, plus I got the title ‘Queen,’ press replay.”

Recently appearing on Ariana Grande’s “Side to Side”, it’s the first solo release from Minaj since her 2014 album The Pinkprint back in 2014, which included massive hitter “Anaconda”.

Listen to the new track below on Soundcloud.