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Nicki Minaj Says "Barbie Dreams" Is Not A Diss Track

That settles that.

Once Nicki Minaj released her fourth studio album Queen (Aug. 10), listeners carved out time to dissect to her 19-track offering. From a slew of tweets, it was clear to see that the head Barb-in-charge wasted no time by track three, titled "Barbie Dreams," where she name-dropped the who's who of today's entertainment and rap industry.

Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, Drake, Desiigner, and others were the objects of Minaj's lyrical aim and even Meek Mill, who was romantically linked to Minaj in 2017 was also a target. "Meek still be in my DMs/I be having to duck him/ 'I used to pray for times like this'/ Face a** when I f**k him," she raps.

Once the melody, that's an interpretation of Biggie Smalls' 1994 song "Just Playing (Dreams)," became increasingly popular, Minaj decided to clear the air and said on her Queen Radio show on Beats 1, "You guys know ‘Barbie Dreams’ is not a diss, right? It’s just some funny sh*t. I love them. I said things about people who I know can take a joke and won’t be emotional about it.”

Read some of the lyrics and the names that were the targets of Minaj's words, plus reactions from Twitter users.

50 Cent
"I tried to f**k 50 for a powerful hour/But all the ni**a wanna do is talk Power for hours"

Karrueche
"Somebody go and make sure Karrueche okay though/I heard she think I'm tryna give the coochie to Quavo"

Drake
"Drake worth a hundred milli, always buying me sh*t/But I don't know if the pussy wet or if he's crying and sh*t"

Meek Mill
"Meek still be in my DMs/I be having to duck him/ 'I used to pray for times like this'/ Face a** when I f**k him"

Lil Uzi Vert
"Man, Uzi is my baby, he ain't takin' an L/ But he took it literally when I said 'Go to hell'"

Young Thug
"Used to f**k with Young Thug, I ain't addressing this sh*t/I caught him in my dressing rooms stealing dresses and sh*t"

Desiigner
"I remember when I used to have a crush on Special Ed/ Shoutout Desiigner, 'cause he made it out of special ed

Odell Beckham Jr.
"And I would've had that Odell Beckham banging the cake/ Til I saw him hopping out of cars dancing to Drake"

DJ Khaled
"Had to cancel DJ Khaled, boy, we ain't speaking/ Ain't no fat ni**a telling me what he ain't eating"

Tekashi 69
"Tekashi want a menage, I said tre-way/Curved him and went the Kim and Kanye way"

Eminem
"Em, cop the Barbie Dreamhouse then you can play the part/ I ain't tryna bust it open in the trailer park"

READ MORE: Nicki Minaj Surprises Fans With New ‘Queen’ Album

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ICONOLOGY: Missy Elliott Dropping Collection Of New Songs Tonight

Missy Elliott has had an incredible 2019.

The superstar is not only finally receiving the Video Vanguard Award at the 2019 MTV VMAs this coming Monday (Aug. 26), the Virginia native also became the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame and received an honorary doctorate from Berklee College Of Music. She's celebrating her standout year with her longtime fans by releasing new music.

ICONOLOGY is a collection of new songs that are meant to make the listener throw it back to the times when music made us want to move. She revealed the news on social media.

"This year has been a tremendous year for me…I am humbled and grateful," she wrote on Instagram." THANK YOU for allowing me to smell the roses. You, my fans, and God are the reason I am here and have celebrated every milestone with me!... Let’s #ThrowItBack to a time when music just felt good and made us want to dance! Sincerely, Dr. Melissa “Missy” Elliott #Iconology."

We're hoping there are some eye-popping videos to accompany these new songs. Check out her post below.

 

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This year has been a tremendous year for me…I am humbled and grateful. THANK YOU for allowing me to smell the roses. You, my fans, and God are the reason I am here and have celebrated every milestone with me! So, I have a SURPRISE for you... let’s continue the celebration at midnight tonight…I’m dropping a collection of new songs! Let’s #ThrowItBack to a time when music just felt good and made us want to dance! Sincerely, Dr. Melissa “Missy” Elliott #Iconology

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Lizzo Reacts To Hillary Clinton's "Truth Hurts" Tweet

Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” may be over two years old, but it’s proven to be her most impactful hit yet. The track gained steam after being featured in Netflix’s Someone Great, and currently sits at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also garnered the attention of one of the biggest names in politics.

A video Lizzo posted on Twitter features Hillary Clinton and other former Presidential hopefuls standing and saluting the flag. While we may expect the National Anthem to play, “Truth Hurts” blares over the speaker instead.

Shortly after the video was posted, Hillary Clinton (or at least a very in-touch intern of hers) replied, tweeting out the song’s popular lyrics “I just took a DNA test, turns out…”

“@hillaryclinton just confirmed Truth Hurts is 100% the new national anthem... have a great day,” Lizzo wrote on Instagram.

The musician opened up about practically quitting music after “Truth Hurts” failed to take off initially.

“I remember thinking, ‘If I quit music now, nobody would notice. This is my best song ever, and nobody cares,’” she told PEOPLE. “I was like, ‘F**k it, I’m done.’ And a lot of people rallied; my producer, my publicist and my family, they were like, ‘Just keep going because this is the darkest before the dawn.'”

She also recently teased a remix to the song with DaBaby.

"I just took a DNA test, turns out..."

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 21, 2019

 

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@hillaryclinton just confirmed Truth Hurts is 100% the new national anthem... have a great day 😀

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Drake Faces Lawsuits Over 'Nice For What' And 'In My Feelings'

A rapper by the name of Sam Skully is suing both Drake and Big Freedia for alleged use of his beat for the songs “In My Feelings” and “Nice For What.”

Per TMZ, Skully (real name Samuel Nicholas III) claims that a portion of his 2000’s song “Roll Call” was used in the popular song “In My Feelings.” He also alleges that “Nice For What,” which features Big Freedia, uses another one of his stolen beats.

“In the docs, Sam Skully claims he published the beat on a CD he released in New Orleans way back in 2000, but says he didn't know his work had been stolen until years later ... when Drake and Big Freedia released songs that started climbing the charts,” reports the site.

“Nice For What” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2018, as did “In My Feelings.” The latter track remained there for 10 weeks and was associated with the highly-popular “In My Feelings” challenge.

Skully is also reportedly suing Asylum Records, Cash Money Records and Republic Records for damages.

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