Nicki Minaj – Yikes | Lyrics Review and Song Meaning
Nicki Minaj just released brand new song, sadly not from her highly anticipated fifth studio album, but a standalone single. In this song, titled “Yikes,” Nicki Minaj takes some serious jabs at her ex-boyfriend and rapper Meek Mill.
Before the release of the song, Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to release a serious rant; “You beat your own sister and taped it. Spit on her & taped it. Kicked me in front your mother and sent her to the hospital. Sucking drake d*ck made u feel tough again. Move on.”
A day prior to the release of the song, Nicki Minaj uploaded a picture of Meek Mill with the hashtag “#TwitterFingers” which is also a reference from Drake’s Meek Mill diss track “Back to Back.”
On “Yikes”,” Nicki Minaj seems to be talking trash about Meek Mill quite badly, calling him a “clown” for doing stupid things for likes. She also addresses her ‘queen’ status in the rap and hip hop game and says it is still intact.
Listen to “Yikes” by Nicki Minaj
The first verse of the song is dedicated to Nicki talking about her status in the music game. She announced her retirement from music in September 2019, and “Yikes” is her first music release since. Nonetheless, she says that she still is the queen of the game and that is a fact!
“Tag and It” is a popular children’s game, however, in this context, it also refers to the movie IT. In the movie IT, the main character is a clown named Pennywise. This ties in with the jabs Nicki Minaj was taking at Meek Mill.
In the second verse of the song, Nicki Minaj recalls her affiliations of luxury women’s wear brand Fendi. She has her own ‘Fendi Prints On’ collection with the company.
Throughout the remainder of the lyrics, we hear Nicki Minaj taking jabs at a certain person for his cowardice. She also claims that this person’s “pretty frame and diamond chain” is good for nothing as his insides are useless.
She finally claims that she has no F’s to give for him now that he is out of her life.
‘Bag talk’ is slang for telling lies and collecting money. Nicki uses these meanings to say that whatever her ex trash talks about her, everybody knows that they are lies. And she still gets paid!
Let us hear what you think about this track and the relationship between Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill. Do you think the beef is over? Or is it still brewing? Drop a comment below.
Check out the complete lyrics and further meaning breakdown on Genius.