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Nicki Minaj
Released August 10, 2018
Recorded 2017
Format Digital download, streaming
Genre Rap
Length 3:13
Label Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic
Writer Onika Maraj
Matthew Samuels
Ramon Ibanga Jr.
Brittany Hazard
Producer Boi-1da
Queen track listing
"Hard White" is track number 5.
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"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".

Live performances

Minaj performed the track live at the TIDAL X Vivo concert in São Paulo, Brazil.

Cross references

Music Video

Nicki announced via her Instagram on January 30, 2019 that she would be releasing the music video later at midnight.

Music Video Information
Nicki_Minaj_-_Hard_White Premiere January 31, 2019
Filmed October 26, 2018
Director Mike Ho
Producer Keith Brown & Krista Worby
Production co
Exec. producer Erix Arocha
Editor Mike Ho
Length 3:15
Source [1]




  • 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


Chart (2018) Peak
US (Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles) 6
US (Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles) 3


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