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Nicki Minaj new song Chun-Li
Chun-Li" is a song by American rapper Nicki Minaj from her upcoming fourth studio album. It was released as a single on April 12, 2018, by Young Money Entertainment and Cash Money Records, alongside "Barbie Tingz". The song is written and produced by Minaj and Jeremy Reid. It has reached number 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
"Chun-Li" was produced by Atlanta-native producer J. Reid of Chevi Muzic, alongside Minaj who was credited as a co-producer. According to him, Minaj wanted to deliver the type of "boom-bap" flavored beats that are reminiscent of New York City hip hop. The song is sonically built on slapping, percussion and sparse soundbeads. Minaj linked with Reid in late December 2017, and later explained to him what kind of beat she wanted for the song: she proceeded to rap it and give him the vibe. He made about 13 different beats and Minaj picked out one of them. The song was done in early April 2018, including writing, production, mixing and mastering.
Lyrically, Minaj "rails" against online haters in the track. "They need rappers like me! So they can get on their F*** keyboards and make me the bad guy," she declares.
A vertical music video for the song was released on April 14, 2018, via Minaj's YouTube channel. It is a lowkey video featuring a montage of videos filmed by Minaj while holding her phone vertically. In the video, Minaj recites the lyrics of the song while posing on a couch, but relinquishes control of her phone for a couple of runway-like shots.
On April 27, Minaj has released a teaser to promote the music video, however, the teaser is not related in any way to the official.