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Nicki Minaj
Released June 21, 2019
Format Digital download, streaming
Genre Dancehall
Length 3:10
Label Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic
Writer Onika Maraj
Pop Wansel
Brittany Coney
Blu June
Haldane Brown
Producer Pop Wansel
Single information
Single release June 21, 2019
Video release June 21, 2019
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"MEGATRON" is a song by Nicki Minaj released on June 21, 2019. After a 3 month hiatus from social media, Nicki returned to Twitter with a cryptic tweet simply stating "MEGATRON." The next day she posted pictures of the music video shoot to her Instagram with the caption "#Megatron + #QueenRadio 6/21". The following day she posted a behind the scenes clip of the music video shoot. The track samples "Ting-A-Ling" by Emperor Ranks and "Heads High" by Mr. Vegas. Upon talking about it on Queen Radio, Nicki revealed that she wanted to release "Megatron" months prior, but her label wouldn't allow her to. The track is a stand alone single which means it is not connected to any album/bigger project.  

MEGATRON Challenge

The MEGATRON Challenge was an online contest launched by Minaj on July 5, 2019 and was set to end on July 21, 2019. The challenge was to perform a dance/rap remix to the "Megatron" beat and impress Nicki enough to win. The first place prize was $10,000 and getting flown out to meet Minaj, the second place prize was $5,000, and the third place prize was $1,000. The challenge was open to rappers/singers (only solo) and dancers (solo or in groups). Throughout the month Nicki posted her favorite challenges on her Instagram. As the final date got closer Nicki decided to create 2 winning spots, as there were so many videos she loved. On an Instagram live on July 27, Nicki decided to extend the final date of the challenge. The 1st place winner was rapper Malibu Hannah.

Cross references

  • Hercules is also referenced in "Here I Am".
  • Nicki's brand of Moscato is also referenced in "Bang Bang" and "Don't Hurt Me".
  • Nicki's custom made Donatella Versace dress for the 2018 MTV Ema's.


Music Video

The music video was released with the song on June 21st. The video was shot before Nicki embarked on The Nicki Wrld Tour in February of 2019.

Music Video Information
Nicki_Minaj_-_MEGATRON Premiere June 21, 2019
Director Mike Ho
Producer Andrew Sandler - אנדרו סנדלר & Keith Brown
Production co
Exec. producer Jessy Terrero
Editor Mike Ho
Length 3:24
Source [1]


Chart (2019) Peak
Australia (ARIA) 89
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 25
Greece International Digital (IFPI Greece) 53
Hungary (Single Top 40) 9
Ireland (IRMA) 56
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ) 10
Scotland (Official Charts Company) 23
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 34
US Billboard Hot 100 20
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard) 11
US Rhythmic (Billboard) 21
US Rolling Stone 100 14