| Nicki Minaj|
|Released||April 12, 2018|
|Label||Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic|
|Writer||Onika Maraj, Jeremy Reid|
|Single release||April 12, 2018|
|Video release|| May 4, 2018|
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"Barbie Tingz" is a song by Nicki Minaj from the Target edition of her fourth studio album Queen. It was released as a single on April 12, 2018 along with "Chun-Li". The track was written by Minaj and Jeremy Reid, and produced by Reid. Upon release for digital download and streaming, a lyric video was uploaded to Nicki's VEVO channel as well as a short music video teaser to her personal YouTube channel. The track debuted at number 83 on the Billboard Hot 100 after just one day of tracking, before eventually peaking at number 25. It has since been certified Gold in the United States.
Background and release
The song was eventually omitted from the track-list of Queen, however, Nicki later hinted that the track may be featured on a future project; released soon after Queen. On August 14, 2018, Nicki then announced on #CRWN that the track would be featured as a bonus track on the Target edition of Queen.
- "Barbie Tingz" is later referenced in "Chun Swae" and "Good Form".
- The line "I'm in my prime" is later used in "Barbie Drip".
- Direct reference to The Pinkprint.
The official music video was released on May 4 alongside the video for "Chun-Li". It was directed by Giovanni Bianco.
|Premiere||May 4, 2018|
|Director||Giovanni Bianco, Nicki Minaj|
|Producer||Keith Brown & Jessica Cooper|
|Production co||Serial Pictures|
Following the release of the track and an accompanying lyric video, a short music video teaser was uploaded to Minaj's YouTube channel.
Behind the scenes
Charts and Certifications
- Composer: Onika Maraj, Jeremy Reid
- Producer: Jeremy Reid
- Mixer: Aubry "Big Juice" Delaine
- Assistant mixer: Laura Bates
- Recording engineer: Labrinth, Aubry "Big Juice" Delaine
- Assistant recording engineer: Iván Jiménez, Laura Bates