Nicki Minaj has unveiled the cover art for her forthcoming Rick James-inspired single along with a brand new title.
Originally named “Freaky Girl,” Nicki asked her fans to help re-name the single when she ran into apparent legal issues, giving her Barbz the options of “Nick James,” “He Want a Freaky Girl” and “Super Freaky Girl.” Fans decided on the latter.
“PreSave #SuperFreakyGirl now,” Nicki Minaj wrote on Instagram. “Thank you for your over 200k votes but we could not legally use the name freak or freaky girl. You’re stuck with this. Love You.”
The new single will premiere on her Apple Music Queen Radio program on August 11 before hitting DSPs on August 12.
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Nicki Minaj first announced the track at the end of July by teasing a new alter ego called Nick James.
“#NickJames is coming to do what the girls SHOULD’VE done,” she tweeted at the time. “#NickJames is coming to show the girls why they should’ve just sat there & ate their foods. #NickJames is coming to show the boys how to REALLY gag the girls. Pauz #NickJames is coming to restore hope in mankind.”
#NickJames is coming to do what the girls SHOULD’VE done. #NickJames is coming to show the girls why they should’ve just sat there & ate their foods. #NickJames is coming to show the boys how to REALLY gag the girls. Pauz #NickJames is coming to restore hope in mankind.
— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) July 22, 2022
Judging from the thirst trap teaser video for the new single, it’s looking like “Super Freaky Girl” could potentially be the next “Anaconda,” which will be a return to form for Nicki after having said in a February interview with The Dana Cortez Show that she didn’t feel right releasing vulgar music while pregnant with her son.
“My label wanted me to go full out with a single and everything when I was pregnant, and I couldn’t bring myself to put out a song about pussy and dicks and sucking and eating,” she explained. “I couldn’t bring myself to put a record out like that while my son was growing in my body!”
She added: “Nothing wrong with anybody who’s able to do it, but with me, I just felt in a very different, new space.”
“Super Freaky Girl” will be the latest in a line of singles the Pinkprint rapper has delivered since starting off the year off with her Lil Baby-assisted “Do We Have A Problem?” and “Bussin” in addition to her collaborations with Fivio Foreign and HipHopDX’s 2022 Rising Star Coi Leray.
Nicki Minaj is also gearing up to release a brand new documentary called Nicki.
She released a trailer last month made up archival footage from the time she was starting out in rap to becoming the global superstar that she is today. The documentary will be split into six parts, with each one focusing on a different chapter of the rapper’s career.
Meanwhile, not everyone appears to know who Nicki is. On Wednesday (August 3), the Young Money hitmaker posted a video on TikTok detailing a recent encounter with someone who confused her for Trina. The incident occurred as she made a quick run to the store after a meeting.