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Nicki Minaj
Queen
Released August 10, 2018
Format Digital download, streaming
Genre Reggae, R&B
Length 4:54
Label Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic
Writer Onika Maraj, Jairus Mozee, Jeremy Reid
Producer Jeremy Reid
Queen track listing
"Ganja Burn" is track number 1.
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"Ganja Burn" (originally released under the misspelled title of "Ganja Burns") is a song by Nicki Minaj from her fourth studio album Queen. The song was leaked weeks before its initial release date, though the leak was never acknowledged by Minaj herself.

Background

On the second episode of her Queen Radio show with Beats 1, Minaj stated that the track always gives her chills, and that it would be the next video released to follow "Chun-Li" and "Bed".

Shortly after the release of the album, Nicki tweeted saying how she hated how low she made the hook and that she has to get it swapped out. She also commented on the title, implying the correct title is "Ganja Burn", but it was misspelled as she was being pressured for the track list.

Live performances

Minaj performed an a capella verse of the track live at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards as part of a medley including "Majesty", "Barbie Dreams" and "FEFE".

Minaj later performed the track live on The Ellen DeGeneres Show along with "Barbie Dreams" and "FEFE."

Cross references

Music video

On August 13, 2018, Minaj published a music video for the track entitled "Ganja Burn". It was directed by Mert and Marcus, who also shot the album cover for Queen, and directed Nicki's video for "Regret In Your Tears". The video follows the same theme as the Queen artwork, being set in a desert with Nicki donning Egyptian-themed attire. With a running time of 6:20, it is Minaj's longest music video.

Music Video Information
Nicki Minaj - Ganja Burn

Nicki Minaj - Ganja Burn

Premiere August 13, 2018
Filmed
Director Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
Producer Keith Brown, Jil Hardin, Leonard Cuinet-Petit
Production co Source Pictures
Exec. producer
Editor Adam Zukerman
Choreographer
Length 6:20
Source [1]

Lyrics

Ayo, as the world turns, the blunt burns
(Who you gettin' at, Nicki?)
Watch them cunts learn
Fashion icon, Audrey Hepburn
I move keys, but you hoes get one turn
Yeah, you get one turn, and one urn
I straighten all these bitches out with one perm
Who ever gassed 'em ain't none of my concern
But, see, the Lord showed me dreams to confirm
They done went to witch doctors to bury the Barbie
But I double back, kill bitches, bury the body
And that go for anybody, you'll be thoroughly sorry
I could wage war or I come in peace like Gandhi
All my powers back, now I'm scary to zombies
Bring the heat to her, sizzle, I ain't talking Kalonji
I done fasted and prayed, had to cleanse my body
Abstaining from sex, had to zen my body
I ain't givin', so don't ask, I don't lend my body
Gotta be king status to give men my body
(He gotta be king status to get in ya body?)
Fuck yeah, 'cause a Queen is what I embody, uh

Ganja burn, ganja burn, ganja burn, yeah
Ganja burn, ganja burn, ganja burn, yeah
Every time I get high, I just think about you
Every time I get high, I just think about you
Every time I get high, I just think about you
Every time I get high, I just think about you
Ganja burn, ganja burn, ganja burn, yeah
Ganja burn, ganja burn, ganja burn, yeah

Yo, you can't wear a Nicki wig and then be Nicki
That's like a fat nigga thinkin' he can be Biggie
One rough ride, now you DMX and Swizzy
One hot video, you Hype? Nah, you just giddy
You made one dope beat, now you Kanye?
You got a nigga named JAY, now you 'Yoncé?
You got about three stacks, now you André?
You put a part in your fade, yeah, you Nas, bae
You gotta have real skill, gotta work for that
If it's really your passion, would you give the world for that?
Unlike a lot of these hoes, whether wack or lit
At least I can say I wrote every rap I spit
Put my blood, sweat, and tears in perfectin' my craft
Still every team's number one pick in the draft
You could bring anybody, weatherman, pick a day
I’m Kobe, KD, Kyrie, pick a K

Ganja burn, ganja burn, ganja burn, yeah
Ganja burn, ganja burn, ganja burn, yeah
Every time I get high, I just think about you
Every time I get high, I just think about you
Every time I get high, I just think about you
Every time I get high, I just think about you
Ganja burn, ganja burn, ganja burn, yeah
Ganja burn, ganja burn, ganja burn

I see ya, I see you
I see ya, I see you

To my surprise, I saw you in my eyes
The nights I cried, repented of the lies
To my, na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na
To my, na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na
Oh, na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na (Ooh)
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na
Ooh, burn, baby (Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na)
[1]

Charts

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 47
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ) 13
Scotland (Official Charts Company) 67
US Billboard Hot 100 60
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard) 27

Credits

Personnel:[2]

  • Composer: Onika Maraj, Jairus Mozee, Jeremy Reid
  • Producer: J. Reid
  • Mixer: Jaycen Joshua
  • Assistant mixer: Ben Milchev, David Nakaji
  • Recording engineer: Labrinth, Aubry "Big Juice" Delaine
  • Assistant recording engineer: Laura Bates, Nick Valentin, Brian Judd, Iván Jiménez
  • Guitar: Jairus Mozee

References

  1. https://genius.com/Nicki-minaj-ganja-burn-lyrics
  2. https://listen.tidal.com/album/93590429
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