Nicki Minaj Cuts “Barbie Tingz” From ‘Queen,’ Teases “Bed” Video
Nicki Minaj dropped her sexy collaboration with Ariana Grande earlier today (June 14) and also made Queen available for pre-order. That inadvertently revealed some of the tracklist, which doesn’t include “Barbie Tingz.” Previously thought to be the album’s co-lead single along with “Chun Li,” the track hasn’t generated as much heat on streaming services and the explicit video even failed to get eyeballs. It might be added later as a bonus track, but Queen already has 19 songs — so it might be overkill.
On the topic of “Bed,” Nicki also teased the video clip. It finds the rapper posing sexily in a bubble bath-covered swimming pool with Ariana. It feels like a less glamorous rehash of “Feeling Myself,” but is sure to draw big numbers on YouTube. That combined with the song’s popularity on iTunes (it’s currently sitting at number two behind Maroon 5 and Cardi B’s “Girls Like You,” but should reach number one in the next couple of hours) hints at an impressive debut on the Billboard Hot 100. Watch a preview of the video here.