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Beam Me Up Scotty
Nicki Minaj
Beam Me Up Scotty
Features Lil Wayne
Released April 18, 2009
Genre Rap
Length 3:41
Label Trapaholics Records
Writer Onika Maraj
Producer Ron Browz
Promotional single information
Single release 2009
Video release
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Beam Me Up Scotty track listing
"I Get Crazy" is track number 2.
Previous track
"Intro"
Next track
"Itty Bitty Piggy"

"I Get Crazy" is a song by Nicki Minaj featuring Lil Wayne from her third mixtape Beam Me Up Scotty. It is the second track from the tape and was produced by Ron Browz. The song track was released as a street single on April 18, 2009 and found substantial success on the US Rap and R&B/Hip-Hop charts. The song is a mix of genres with alternating verses between Minaj and Wayne, with Wayne playing his guitar.

Background and release

The song was released as a street single prior to the official release of the mixtape and received heavy airplay and as a result charted on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. During an interview with MTV News, Minaj described "I Get Crazy" as a "real dope song". She also revealed that she played the track for Lil Wayne after she recorded it and that he ended up adding his own verse to the song, causing her to add an additional verse.

Lil Wayne recorded his guitar back-beat which added a mix of genre to the song. Discussing this, Minaj stated —
"That's kinda taboo in hip-hop to switch up your verses after [they are laid down], but he kinda bodied me and he stepped the energy up on it — so I stepped my energy up on it. The new version of 'I Get Crazy' is like a rock feel, 'cause we're just all rocked out. Being a lunatic and not caring."
—Nicki Minaj

When asked via Twitter if the song would be performed on tour, Minaj revealed to fans that "I Get Crazy" ranks as her least favorite collaboration with Lil Wayne.

Demo version

The original recording of the track was leaked on September 22, 2012 online as part of a fanmade mixtape known as Pink Friday: The Lost Tapes. In this version of the mix, Minaj's verses are different and the shout outs by DJ Holiday are not present.

Critical Reception

Felipe Delerme of FADER gave a positive review of the song, describing the track as "bananas", and stating that the combination of Minaj and Wayne would expectidely create a "literal, perfect and bananas interpretation of the phrase 'I get crazy'."

He continued to praise the track by discussing Minaj's distinct voice and powerful/aloof rap style, and described Wayne's ccontribution as "punching bag"-esque, as well as stating that the song seems to sample a signature alarm from The Bomb Squad. "What is Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj had a rap baby? It would be super cute and by the age of 12 its voice would sound like Condoleezza Rice with a pack a day habit, regardless of gender. They would name it something random like Apple but not stupid like Bronx, and we would pay actual money for all its albums".[1]

Cross reference

Lyrics

I get crazy (x32)

Nicki Minaj:
I mean, you know
It's like when I feel really crazy
I just get my broom and fly away
I go real, real far away
Young Money
That's-that's-that's just what we do
You know, I mean we-we wear straightjackets
And we-we-we-we stay in, you know, padded rooms
And, you know, and we fly away

Nicki Minaj:
I just came out of the motherfuckin' old school
Got my Mac Notebook with the Pro Tools
Yeah, bitches ain't ready for Nicki Lewinsky
Bad "woof woof," flyer than a Frisbee
So I'm up in Mandalay, eating mangos
Keep a couple pink toes in my sandals
Got some bangles all over my ankles
Such a star, they say I'm a Star Spangle
Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-banner, I am the rap Hannah
Mo-mon-montana, so fix your antenna
I keep three hoes, but don't call me Santa
And I am flyer then reindeer in the winter (in the winter)

I get crazy, I get crazy (x32)

Nicki Minaj:
So I got a bad bitch mentality
Cause I just came from another galaxy
I be with the president up in the White House
If we in the Oval Office, then the lights out
Cause I am the Wicked Witch, I'm the Nickster
And I keep a bad bitch on my GSX-R
But I leave her in a second for a thicker
Rockstar little mama with a guitar
I mean, I'm Nicki L-M-N-O-winsky
I mean, my name ring bells like Tinky
I mean Tinker, tell that nigga link her
Cause I'm looking for some good brains from a thinker

I get crazy (x32)

Lil Wayne:
1, 2, 3rd floor, hospital bound
Niggas is doors and I knock niggas down
Straightjacket crooked, I hear you lookin
I promise I'm hard and I swear you pussy
I ain't crazy, no, yes, I am
Right up in the cuckoo nest I land
I'm fly, now eat my bird shit
Yeah, I'm crazy, crazy 'bout your bitch
Wild animal on my bewildered shit
I love brain so I'm lookin' for a nerd bitch
It's Nicki Minaj, the superb witch
And Weezy F Baby, no, Weezy F Crazy

I get crazy (x32)

Nicki Minaj:
When I do it, it get did-ed, I was fixing my fitted
Pull up in a 6 Series, she was fixing your Civic
When I do it, it gets done, 2 sticks in my bun
Pull up in a 6, hun, you was fixing to run, hoe
(Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh)
(You know, you know my name is Nicki Minaj, trick)
(Let's get it)
I get crazy, I get crazy
I get motherfuckin', motherfuckin' crazy
Crazy, crazy, that's what my name is
My name means crazy in cr-crazy language
[2]

Charts

The song debuted on the US Hot Rap Songs chart at number twenty-four and debuted at number fifty-two on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart on the week ending November 21, 2009. On the week ending December 5, 2009, the track debuted on the Mainstream Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at number thirty.

The following week, the song rose to number forty-seven on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and also peaked on the Hot Rap Songs chart at number twenty the week ending December 26, 2009. It eventually peaked at number thirty-seven on the week ending January 23, 2010.

Chart (2009/10) Peak
position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 37
US Hot Rap Songs 20

References

  1. https://www.thefader.com/2009/04/17/freeload-lil-wayne-f-nikki-minaj-i-get-crazy/
  2. https://genius.com/Nicki-minaj-i-get-crazy-lyrics
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