Black Barbies

Album: Single release only (2016)
Charted: 65

Songfacts®:

  • A re-work of Rae Sremmurd's "Black Beatles," this song turns the track around to reference the ideal thick body shape of black women.

    Black Barbies in the city
    Fat ass and pretty titties


    Minaj has helped curvy black girls embrace their body type on number of her songs, most notably on her hit single "Anaconda."
  • In the second verse Minaj references her Trinidad roots and Donald Trump's negative opinion of immigrants in America:

    Island girl, Donald Trump want me go home
    Still pull up with my wrist lookin' like a snowcone.


    Minaj was born in Trinidad and Tobago and migrated to Queens when she was young. Despite Trump's stated wish to deport huge amounts of Latinos, the MC won't be affected as she's not an illegal immigrant.
  • Minaj gives a nod to the remix of "No Flex Zone," her first collaboration with Rae Sremmurd, by interpolating its title during the song.
  • Like Rae Sremmurd's original, this was produced by Mike WiLL Made-It.
  • The outro is Swae Lee's original hook on "Black Beatles."
  • Minaj became only the second female to achieve 70 Hot 100 entries when this debuted on the chart. She was close behind Aretha Franklin, who at the time had a record-breaking 73 Hot 100 hits.

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