|Released||August 10, 2018|
|Format||Digital download, streaming|
|Label||Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic|
|Writer||Onika Maraj |
Ramon Ibanga Jr.
"Hard White" is a song by Nicki Minaj from her fourth studio album Queen. In an interview with Zane Lowe, Nicki stated that the track was recorded in early 2017 in Paris. The song was originally leaked under the title "Half Back".
A track under the name of "Half Back" was leaked in April of 2018 and made available on a Russian music streaming service. It is believed that the song was renamed and mastered into "Hard White".
Minaj performed the track live at the TIDAL X Vivo concert in São Paulo, Brazil.
- The line "pick a side" was used in "No Frauds".
- Minaj plays on the term "GOAT" (Greatest of all Time) in "Up in Flames", "Skrt On Me", "Bed", "Woman Like Me" "Transformer" and "Barbie Goin Bad".
Nicki announced via her Instagram on January 30, 2019 that she would be releasing the music video later at midnight.
|Premiere||January 31, 2019|
|Filmed||October 26, 2018|
|Producer||Keith Brown & Krista Worby|
|Exec. producer||Erix Arocha|
[Hook: Nicki Minaj]
- Composer: Onika Maraj, Brittany Hazzard, Matthew Samuels, Ramon Ibanga Jr.
- Producer: Boi1da, !llmind
- Mixer: Jaycen Joshua, Aubry "Big Juice" Delaine
- Assistant mixer: Bne Milchev, Laura Bates, David Nakaji
- Recording engineer: Aubry "Big Juice" Delaine
- Assistant recording engineer: Yann Bordeo, Ludovick Tartavel, Iain Findley, Jordon Silva
|US (Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles)||6|
|US (Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles)||3|