Mama
by 6ix9ine (featuring Kanye West & Nicki Minaj)

Album: Dummy Boy (2018)
Charted: 29 43

Songfacts®:

  • 6ix9ine recruited the superstar twosome of Nicki Minaj and Kanye West to contribute verses to this track. Tekashi previously worked with the Queen Barbz on his hit single "Fefe." While this represents his first collaboration with Ye, the Chicago rapper also features on another Dummy Boy track "Kanga."
  • 6ix9ine kicks off the song boasting about how he can now afford to drop lots of money on luxury items for his "Spanish mami."

    West then takes up the reins rapping about an "Instagram famous" woman who is using a man for his riches, but struggling to keep up appearances. In doing so, he combines the themes of his singles "Gold Digger" and "All Falls Down."

    Nicki Ninaj completes the song by asserting that she's never had to engage in any sexual activities to reach her elevated position in the rap game.
  • The song features production by Murda Beatz, who is known for his work with Migos and Drake. He previously collaborated with 6ix9ine and Minaj on their joint track "Fefe."
  • Two men opened fire at the early November 2018 video shoot for "Mama," in Beverly Hills, California, causing the visual treatment to be scrapped.

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