Nicki Minaj has teamed up with A$AP Ferg and MadeInTYO to produce, ‘Move Ya Hips’, a banger of a track that will force you to do just that.
After finding success with Doja Cat and Tekashi 6ix9ine, the very pregnant Nicki Minaj has reunited with A$AP Ferg for “Move Ya Hips,” a song that also features rapper MadeInTYO. The song was released on July 30, much to the delight of Barbz everywhere.
This collaborative effort features clever verses over a sinister beat, which could’ve easily served as the background music for a Friday the 13th film. Adding extra thrill to this track, the chorus is also undeniably catchy, thanks to the vocals of MadeInTYO.
Nicki and Ferg previously worked on a remix of his 2017 single, “Plain Jane.” The lead single from his Still Striving mixtape is his highest-charting song to date, and Nicki referenced their collab in a snippet of “Move Ya Hips” that DJ Clue teased in May, per Rap-Up.
Nicki’s longtime collaborator shared a teaser of the then-untitled track during an Instagram Live sessions, and fans heard Nicki (as her alter ego Harujuki Barbie) rap: “Straight from out of Queens, headed to Harlem now / I got the panda mink on and it’s brawlin’ now / Already bodied ‘Plain Jane’ and we mobbin’ now / That’s ’cause all these fake ni**as try to rob our style.”
The song was so hot that fans, including A$AP Rocky, begged for its release. “SUMBODY TELL @ASAPferg 2 DROP DAT SHIT WIT HIM N NICKI ASAP,” Rocky tweeted.
“Move Ya Hips” marks Nicki’s first new music since announcing that she’s pregnant. She shared the news that she and husband Kenneth “Zoo” Petty are expecting on July 19 by posting a picture of her bare bump on Instagram, with the caption: “#Preggers.”
The rapper has been sitting on this pregnancy secret for some time, but a source told HollywoodLife that she shared the news of her pregnancy with “trusted” friends, like Tekashi 6ix9ine.
Though 6ix9ine has recently embraced the “snitch” title, he kept his mouth shut on Nicki’s pregnancy. He owes Nicki quite a lot since she practically helped him get to the top of the Billboard Hot 100.