BIA has put her own unique spin on one of Missy Elliott‘s most iconic songs, with the help of the song’s original produer Timbaland — listen to “I’m That Bitch” below.
On Friday (March 24), the Los Angeles rapper dropped her latest single, which draws inspiration from Missy’s 1999 track “She’s A Bitch.” The Los Angeles native tapped superproducer, Timbaland — Missy’s longtime collaborator and producer on the original song — to bring the track to life.
“Soon as you see me I up it, I’m gone/ I’m really livin’ the shit in my song/ Glock in my bag and it don’t got a safety/I make the money, I don’t let it make me,” BIA raps on the track.
In the accompanying video, she also pays homage to Missy’s iconic futuristic Hype Williams-directed visual. You can check it out below.
“She’s a Bitch” was the debut single on Missy’s second studio album Da Real World, which was released in June 1999. It debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 chart, becoming Elliott’s second album to have a Top 10 debut and stayed on the chart for a total of 39 weeks.
Ahead of BIA’s version being released, the “WHOLE LOTTA MONEY” rapper teased the track via Instagram and revealed that Timbaland had given her the green light.
In the video she posted, BIA is seen hitting a few dance moves while also rapping along to some of the words of her now-released single. “NONE OF MY HATERS ARE SLEEPING THIS PEACEFULLY LINK IN BIO,” BIA captioned her post.
Following her post, Timbaland shared her video on his own Instagram page, stamping his approval. “Timbo X @bia @skipondabeat,” the legendary producer captioned the post.
Prior to sampling Missy’s track, BIA had previously collaborated with her and Doechii on a David Guetta and Afrojack produced song, “Trampoline.”
In 2017, Ski Mask The Slump God remixed “She’s a Bitch” for his own version, “Catch Me Outside,” off his second mixtape You Will Regret. Missy Elliott gave Ski Mask her blessings and co-signed the record on Twitter in 2017, explaining how her song has withstood the test of time.
“Oh he rode the heck out of this Fiyah, this my She’s a Bitch beat! Me & @Timbaland did this beat in 1999 & it still Bang! big up,” wrote Missy on Twitter.