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Pink Friday Roman Reloaded The Re-Up
Nicki Minaj
Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - The Re-Up
Features Ciara
Released November 19, 2012
Format Digital download
Genre Hip hop, electronic
Length 3:18
Label Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic
Writer Onika Maraj, Ester Dean, Melvin Hough II, Rivelino Raoul Wouter, Keith Thomas
Producer Mel & Mus
Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - The Re-Up track listing
"I'm Legit" is track number 5.
Previous track
"High School"
Next track
"I Endorse These Strippers"

"I'm legit" is a song by Nicki Minaj from the re-release of Minaj's second studio album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - The Re-Up, which features guest vocals from Ciara. The song is the fifth track on the album. It was written by Minaj, Ester Dean, Melvin Hough II, Rivelino Raoul Wouter, and Keith Thomas, and was produced by Mel & Mus. It leaked online on November 16, 2012, and was released on November 19, 2012, with the rest of the album

Background

Ciara revealed that she was recording a song with Minaj at an interview in Jimmy Kimmel Live! on October 25, 2012.[1] The track listing of Minaj's reissue album The Re-Up was released on November 1st and the song, "I'm Legit", was revealed, also confirming the appearance of Ciara as the feature in the song.[2] The song leaked with the whole album on November 16, 2012, and was officially released on November 19, 2012. On November 29, Minaj opened a poll to determinate by the fans which song of the album should be the next single. "I'm Legit" won the poll with the most votes, while "High School" placed second, followed by "Up In Flames" third, "Hell Yeah" in fourth, and "I Endorse These Strippers" in fifth.[3] Though "I'm Legit" won the poll, "High School" was chosen as the single instead. Minaj revealed her desire to release the song as the third single of the album or at least have its own music video,[4] however, it was not possible because her features and third album were in the making.

Cross references

Live performances

"I'm Legit" was performed for the first time live at Jimmy Kimmel Live! along with "Va Va Voom", "Freedom", "High School", and "Roman in Moscow" on January 25, 2013.

Music Video

Back in 2012, Nicki confirmed in an interview in Dubai that she will be filming a music video in 2013 for either "High School" or "I'm Legit".[5] Later, on February 22, 2013, she confirmed that she will be shooting the video for "High School" instead of "I'm Legit" but in an interview with MTV in April 2013, she confirmed that she may shoot a video for "I'm Legit" as well.[4]

Lyrics

Ciara:
I-I-I’m the shit with no makeup, don’t have to curl my hair up
All this booty here, mine, I’m a dollar worth a dime
Real bosses stand up, ladies throw your hands up and say
“I know I’m cute, I know I’m fly
You ask me why? 'Cause I’m the shit!”
I’m the shit with no makeup, don’t have to curl my hair up
All this booty here, mine, I’m a dollar worth a dime
Real bosses stand up, ladies throw your hands up and say
“I know I’m cute, I know I’m fly
You ask me why? 'Cause I’m the shit!”

Nicki Minaj:
Beat em' like they stole some, beat em' like they stole some
All this booty here got 'em dreaming, lemme hold some
Let me, let me hear that boy, let me, let me wear that boy
Let me get the most expensive car, and let me steer that boy
Real big pretty titty, shut down every city
If you want the kid kitty, gotta get the key from me
All new everything, plus pay the rent for me
If we in the wilderness, niggas pitch the tent for me
Tent for me, tent for me, get me bodied
Long hair, no makeup, doing pilates
Those niggas don't step on my damn Zanottis
All them bitches my sons but who's the Daddy?
I graduate with honors, I ball, 'Nead O'Connor
I did a freestyle, then I got a shout out from Obama
Yes, yes, I am ill, I go in for the kill
Hoes is my sons, birth control, I am on the pill
What I gotta do? What I gotta do to 'em?
Step up in the club, everybody like who them?
Girls girls, me and my girls
What you done did? I need some referrals
Motherfuckers know I’m the shit, legit
And if a motherfucker don’t, he can suck my dick
I tell 'em, "Everybody else is my opposite!"
I put 'em on the game, give 'em five percent

Ciara:
I’m the shit with no makeup, don’t have to curl my hair up
All this booty here, mine, I’m a dollar worth a dime
Real bosses stand up, ladies throw your hands up and say
“I know I’m cute, I know I’m fly
You ask me why? 'Cause I’m the shit!”
I’m the shit with no makeup, don’t have to curl my hair up
All this booty here, mine, I’m a dollar worth a dime
Real bosses stand up, ladies throw your hands up and say
“I know I’m cute, I know I’m fly
You ask me why? 'Cause I’m the shit!”

Nicki Minaj:
I’m like really famous, I got a famous anus
No, not Famous Amos, all this fame is heinous
Lemme, lemme hear that boy, lemme, lemme wear that boy
All this money coming in, but I never share that, boy
No lipstick, no lashes though
But I got a real big ol' ratchet, though
I said dude, yo dude, you packing dough
He said he want a good box like Pacquiao
I said, "Well, my name Nicki and it’s nice to meet you"
If you really wanna know, I’ll give you my procedure
Got a whole bunch of pretty gang in my clique
And we lookin' for some ballers, alopecia
I hate wack niggas, I should really slap niggas
These niggas trippin' when I put 'em on the map niggas
How you gon' break that? How you gon' fake that?
Ain't at no wedding but all my girls cake pops
Sleeping on me, no mattress though
I'm a burn the beat down, no matches though
No, they can’t keep up? They molasses slow
I'm the greatest Queens bitch, with the cashes flow
Looking at me like it’s my fault
Trying to take sneak pictures with they iPhone
I like independent bitches like July 4th
Now that’s what young Harriet died for

Ciara:
I’m the shit with no makeup, don’t have to curl my hair up
All this booty here, mine, I’m a dollar worth a dime
Real bosses stand up, ladies throw your hands up and say
“I know I’m cute, I know I’m fly
You ask me why? 'Cause I’m the shit!”
I’m the shit with no makeup, don’t have to curl my hair up
All this booty here, mine, I’m a dollar worth a dime
Real bosses stand up, ladies throw your hands up and say
“I know I’m cute, I know I’m fly
You ask me why? 'Cause I’m the shit!”
[6]

Charts

Chart (2012) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 97
UK R&B (Official Charts Company) 14
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard) 40

Credits

Recording:

  • Recorded at: Studio Malibu, Malibu CA & Premier Studios, New York NY
  • Mixed at: Studio Malibu, Malibu CA
  • Mastered at: Chris Athens Masters, Austin TX

Personnel:

  • Writers: Onika Maraj, Ester Dean, Melvin Hough II, Rivelino Raoul Wouter, Keith Thomas
  • Producers: Mel & Mus
  • Mixed by: Aubry “Big Juice” Delaine & Ariel Chobaz
  • Mastered by: Chris Athens

The credits for "I'm Legit" are adapted from the liner notes of Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - The Re-Up.[7]

References


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