| Migos, Nicki Minaj & Cardi B|
|Released||October 27, 2017|
|Genre||Hip hop, rap|
|Label||Quality Control Music, Universal Motown Records, Capitol Records|
|Writer||Quavious Marshall, Kirshnik Ball, Kiari Cephus, Belcalis Almanzar, Onika Maraj|
|Producer||Murda Beatz, Cubeatz|
|Single release||October 27, 2017|
|Video release|| December 6, 2017|
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"MotorSport" a song by Migos, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B. It was released on October 27, 2017 as the lead single from Migos' Third studio album Culture II. The track was written by the three members of Migos (Quavo, Takeoff and Offset) as well as Minaj and Cardi B, and was produced by Murda Beatz and Cubeatz.
Background and Release
"MotorSport" marks the first time Migos, Cardi B, and Minaj have worked together on a song; although Offset had already collaborated with Cardi B on her own track "Lick" and with Minaj on London on da Track's "No Flag". On October 25, 2017, radio station Hot 93.7 confirmed that a collaboration between Migos, Cardi B, and Minaj would be released two days later. On October 26, the night before its release, Migos previewed the track on Power 105.1's music celebration, Powerhouse. On October 27, the song premiered online and was released worldwide as a digital download. Soon after it was released, Joe Budden from Everyday Struggle speculated that Kanye West was originally on the song and that he's the one who actually pitched the idea of getting Minaj on it. It was also rumoured that Cardi B and Minaj were dissing each other on the song, which both rappers denied. Minaj commented on the rumors saying that the song was originally only a collaboration between her and Quavo, that she was "in full support of Cardi B's 'Motor Sport' feature" and that "the conspiracy theorists are just so tired…", while Cardi B said that "people wouldn't be satisfied even if [we] was making out…".
Minaj's verse on the song was listed by Complex as the "Best Rap Verse of the Month" of October 2017.
- Reference to "Rake It Up" ("Didn't you just do a hit with Gotti?")
- Ricky Ricardo is also referenced in "Dip".
|Premiere||December 7, 2017|
|Director||Bradley & Pablo, Quavo|
|Producer||Fuliane Petikyan, Sara Lacombe, Kevin Kloecker, Chris Clavdescher (executive), Autumn Hymes (head)|
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||27|
|Netherlands (Single Tip)||8|
|New Zealand Heatseekers (RMNZ)||2|
|Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)||61|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||54|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||49|
|US Billboard Hot 100||14|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||6|
|US Rhythmic (Billboard)||33|