Late last night, Nicki Minaj surprised us with "Chi-Raq," a collaboration with Chicago emcee Lil Herb that's a far cry from the pop-rap of "Starships."
On the heavy track, Minaj addresses her recent controversy with the line, “Malcolm X’s daughter came at me / Lookin ass ni**as ain’t happy." The YMCMB rapper used an iconic image of the late human rights activist for her latest track, "Lookin Ass," a move Malcolm X's business representative labeled "dehumanizing."
Minaj has revealed that her third studio album, The Pink Print, will drop in November of this year. If "Chi-Raq" is any indication, bubblegum pop is taking a backseat on this album.
"I always got a trick up my sleeve. I may give you a new trick every week 'til this album drop," Minaj announces at the end of the song, "I dunno. I figure they want some more. I may give you some more."
Does this mean we'll get a new track every week? Buckle up and listen below: