Nicki Minaj
Released August 14, 2018
Format Digital download, streaming
Genre Old school hip hop
Length 4:39
Label Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic
Writer Onika Maraj, Rashad Smith, Melvin Hough II, Rivelino Raoul Wouter, Christopher Smith, James Brown, Fred Wesley
Producer Mel and Mus, Ringo
Single information
Single release August 14, 2018
Video release September 10, 2018
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"Barbie Dreams" is a song by Nicki Minaj from her fourth studio album Queen. The song samples "Just Playing (Dreams)" by The Notorious B.I.G. just as her song "Dreams '07" from her first mixtape Playtime Is Over did. It was released as the fourth official single from the album following media hype, impacting Top 40 Rhythmic Radio on August 14, 2018. The song peaked at number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.


During her Beats 1 Queen Radio show, Minaj talked about the song, stating it is not a diss track. In her own words —

"You guys know Barbie Dreams is not a diss right? It's just some funny shit. I love them. I said things about people who I know can take a joke and won't be emotional about it".
Although, as Nicki said on her interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, one person was annoyed by it.[1]

Cross references

Live performances

Minaj made the debut performance of the track live at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards in a medley including "Majesty", "Ganja Burn" and "FEFE".

Minaj later performed the track live on The Ellen DeGeneres Show along with "Ganja Burn" and "FEFE", and also performed it at Made in America Festival 2018.

Music Video

Nicki made mention of the video at the New York Fashion Week Party on September 7, 2018 but was still unsure about the release date. The music video was later officially announced on Queen Radio, the same day as the release on September 10. The video was directed by Hype Williams, who has directed previous videos Nicki including "Massive Attack" and "Bed".


The video opens with an applause as a yellow puppet approaches a curtain concealed stage. He says - "Good evening and welcome, I'd like to welcome every one of you to "Barbies Dreams", yay yay. That's it. Onto the video, yay!" The video continues with Minaj in a variety of colourful outfits and wigs against bright backgrounds, while she plays the puppet-master of various rappers, including Lil Wayne, 50 Cent and Meek Mill, referenced by Minaj in the lyrics.

Music Video Information
Nicki Minaj - Barbie Dreams

Nicki Minaj - Barbie Dreams

Premiere September 10, 2018
Director Hype Williams
Producer Hype Williams, Keith Brown
Production co
Exec. producer
Editor Eric Hughes
Length 5:00
Source [1]


Uh, mmm, kyuh
R.I.P. to B.I.G.
Classic shit

I'm lookin' for a nigga to give some babies
A handful of Weezy, sprinkle of Dave East
Man, I ain't got no type like Jxmmi and Swae Lees
But if he can't fuck three times a night, peace!
I tried to fuck 50 for a powerful hour
But all that nigga wanna do is talk Power for hours
B-beat the pussy up, make sure it's a K-O
Step your banks up like you're movin' that yayo
Somebody go and make sure Karrueche okay, though
I heard she think I'm tryna give the coochie to Quavo
They always wanna beat it up, goon up the pussy
Man, maybe I should let him autotune up the pussy
All these Bow Wow Challenge niggas lyin' and shit
Man, these Fetty Wap niggas stay eyein' my shit
Drake worth a hundred mill, he always buyin' me shit
But I don't know if the pussy wet or if he cryin' and shit
Meek still be in my DMs, I be havin' to duck him
"I used to pray for times like this" face-ass when I fuck him
Man, Uzi is my baby, he ain't takin' a L
But he took it literally when I said "Go to hell"
Used to fuck with Young Thug, I ain't addressin' this shit
C-caught him in my dressing room, stealin' dresses and shit
I used to give this nigga with a lisp tests and shit
How you want the pu-thy? Can't say your S's and shit, uh

Dreams of fuckin' one of these little rappers
I'm just playin', but I'm sayin' (Barbie dreams)
Dreams of fuckin' one of these little rappers
I'm just playin', but I'm sayin' (B-B-B-Barbie dreams)
Dreams of fuckin' one of these little rappers
I'm just playin', but I'm sayin' (B-B-B-Barbie, B-B-B-Barbie dreams)
Dreams of fuckin' one of these little rappers (Barbie dreams)
I'm just playin', but I'm sayin'

I remember when I used to have a crush on Special Ed
Shoutout Desiigner 'cause he made it out of special ed
You wanna fuck me, you gotta give some special head
'Cause this pussy have these niggas on some special meds
Like Mike Tyson, he was bitin' my shit
Talkin' 'bout, "Yo, why you got these niggas fightin' and shit?"
On the, on the real, I should make these niggas scrap for the pussy
Young M.A and Lady Luck, get the strap for this pussy, uh
And I woulda had Odell Beckham bangin' the cake
'Til I saw him hoppin' out of cars dancin' to Drake
I been a five-star bitch, man, word to Gotti
I'ma do that nigga Future dirty, word to Scottie
Had to cancel DJ Khaled, boy, we ain't speakin'
Ain't no fat nigga tellin' me what he ain't eatin'
YG and The Game with the hammer yellin', "Gang! Gang!"
This ain’t what I meant when I said a gang bang
Tekashi want a ménage, I said "tre-way"
Curved him and went the Kim and Kanye way
Em, cop the Barbie Dreamhouse, then you can play the part
I-I ain't tryna bust it open in a trailer park

Dreams of fuckin' one of these little rappers
I'm just playin', but I'm sayin' (Barbie dreams)
Dreams of fuckin' one of these little rappers
I'm just playin', but I'm sayin' (B-B-B-Barbie dreams)
Dreams of fuckin' one of these little rappers
I'm just playin', but I'm sayin' (B-B-B-Barbie, B-B-B-Barbie dreams)
Dreams of fuckin' one of these little rappers (Barbie dreams)
I'm just playin', but I'm sayin' (B-B-B-Barbie dreams)
(Barbie Dreams)
I'm just playin', but I'm sayin' (B-B-B-Barbie, B-B-B-Barbie dreams)

You know I'm all 'bout them dollars
I be supportin' them scholars
I let him give me some brain, but he wanted me to ride it
So I said, "Fuck it, I'm in"
He wanna cut like a trim
And if he act like he know, I let him fuck it again
I got them bars, I'm indicted
I'm poppin', I'm uninvited
I said, "Just lick on the clitoris, nigga, don't fuckin' bite it"
I ride his **** in a circle
I turn Stefan into Urkel
I go arounds and arounds and I'ma go down in slow motion
The-then I pick it up, look at it
I said, "Daddy, come get at it," uh
Yellow brick road, he said that I am a wiz at it
Yeah, they want it, want it
You know I flaunt it, flaunt it
I'm a trendsetter, everything I do, they do
Yeah, I put 'em up on it, on it
¡Dimelo, papi, papi!
Yo quiero sloppy, sloppy
I'll give it to you if you beat it up like Pacqui, Pacqui
I-I-I-I'ma kill 'em with the shoe
No ceiling is in the roof
And I'm big, give me the loot
Twelve cylinders in the coupe
I get dome with the chrome, no tellin' when I'ma shoot
I just bang, bang, bang, real killas is in my group
Gorillas is in my unit, vacationin' where it's humid
And I shine, shine, shine, got diamonds all in my cubans
I'm in LA Times more than when niggas lootin'
And my flow spit crack, I think that nigga usin'
He done bodied everybody, in closing, these bitches losin'
Usin', usin' up, a bitch movin'
No, I ain't stuttered and no, I ain't Ruben
Damn, a bitch snoozin'
Shoutout to my Jews, l'chaim, Rick Rubin
Big fat titties, yes, they be protrudin'
I be like, fuck 'em, fuck 'em, bring the lube in
I be like, fuck 'em, fuck 'em, bring the lube in

Charts and certifications


Chart (2018) Peak
Australia (ARIA) 57
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 43
Ireland (IRMA) 41
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ) 3
Scotland (Official Charts Company) 60
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100) 92
Sweden Heatseeker (Sverigetopplistan) 7
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 36
US Billboard Hot 100 18
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard) 13
US Rhythmic (Billboard) 12


Country Certifications
United States (RIAA) Gold



  • Composer: Onika Maraj, James Brown, Christopher Wallace, Fred Wesley, Rashad Smith, Melbin Hough Ii, Rivelino Wouter
  • Producer: Rashed "Ringo" Smith, Mel and Mus
  • Mixer: Jaycen Joshua
  • Assistant mixer: Ben Milchev, David Nakaji
  • Recording engineer: Aubry "Big Juice" Delaine
  • Assistant recording engineer: Laura Bates, Todd Bergman
  • Programmer: OP!



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