Talk of rap icons, list them out, but don’t exclude the Barbie Queen cos that’s going to make the list void.
Nicki Minaj is here and on to carve her name on the rocky walls of the music industry with nine albums to her name and over a century songs with many topping the billboard.
She’s a role model not just to girls, and lovers of pink. She is a lyrical goddess, a preacher of self love.
The waves of her raps and smoothness of her lyrics will get your head banging. Of the ones that got us most is her songs “Bed of Lies” feat Skylar Grey and “Marilyn Monroe”
Ok, let’s hit the honey pot. On her song, Marilyn Monroe, she opened with “I can be selfish
Yeah, so impatient
Sometimes I feel like Marilyn Monroe
Yeah, I make mistakes
Sometimes I feel like I’m at the end of the road”
This first verse revealed her humanity. Yeah, we all are selfish and sometimes we need to be. We are in a world where only few are truly selfless. Majority of the selfless people are only selfless to the ones they love and sometimes driven by conscience.
The word Nostalgia is a proof that we are impatient just like she mentioned in her second line “Yeah, so impatient”. Remember when we were kids and so wanted to grow up fast? Do you miss those fun and funny moments as kids? Yeah, we are impatient to grow, now we miss our past.
We make mistakes just as she does. Also, of her lines is “Truth is we mess up
‘Til we get it right”
As we all know, life is full of lows and highs which she put as “I can get low, I can get low
Don’t know which way is up
Yeah, I can get high, I can get high
Like I could never come down”
But in all the storms and hurricanes, she still pleads “I don’t wanna end up losing my soul”
On her “Bed of Lies”, the two lines that caught our eyes are “They say you don’t know what you got ’til it’s gone
They say that your darkest hour come before your dawn” simply put as regret and hope.
Here is the Barbie fans reply when asked what their favourites songs and lyrics of the Barbie Queen are 👉 here
You should also check out her “Letter to Lil Wayne”, Lord knows what went down between the two but it sure shows her believe in God and love for the rapper. This is evident in her lines
“But if the Lord
Had a head of thorns
Who am I but a broad
With some metaphors
Knockin’ on a set of doors
Knockin’ on heavens doors”