Is it Pink Tuesday? Must be, given the amount of Nicki Minaj news we’ve seen today. After busting out her Chris Brown collaboration, giving us vertigo with her Complex cover photos, and unleashing a Godzilla-green wig on Japan (not to mention her features on Madonna’s leaked album), even the most die-hard Nicki fan must be satisfied by the amount of buzz Barbz has generated this week. And speaking of buzz, the latest Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded track to surface is “Beez in the Trap,” a hook-free rap track featuring 2 Chainz. Listen below.
“Beez in the Trap” has ultra-minimal production and features none of the pop hooks of “Super Bass” or “Starships” — just Nicki’s flow, which doesn’t even feature her trademark crazy voices or any particularly memorable lyrics. (Though we do appreciate the “Hulk Hogan” / “Hoboken” rhyme.)
Nicki Minaj featuring 2 Chainz — “Beez in the Trap”
To our ears, “Beez in the Trap” is a respectable effort but too low-key for us to want to give too many more spins to. However, we’ll probably hear it again soon, since Nicki recently shot a video for the “street single” in Miami.