|Released||August 10, 2018|
|Format||Digital download, streaming|
|Label||Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic|
|Writer||Onika Maraj |
"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.
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.
- Minaj also references Sizzla Kalonji in "Inspirations Outro".
- Kanye West is also referenced in "Barbie Dreams" and "MAMA".
- Jay-Z and Beyoncé are also referenced in "Barbie Goin Bad".
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.
|Premiere||August 13, 2018|
|Director||Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott|
|Producer||Keith Brown, Jil Hardin, Leonard Cuinet-Petit|
|Production co||Source Pictures|
[Verse 1: Nicki Minaj]
|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|
- 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