Nicki Minaj stages fierce return on new song, “Yikes”

She’s officially out of retirement.

After previewing the track last week, Nicki Minaj has officially released her new song, “Yikes.”

On the fiery trap banger, Onika drops confident bars which reference Civil Rights Movement icon Rosa Parks. “This a Mack truck, not a black truck / When we move, tell ’em, ‘Back up,’ click click, clack, duck / Hella bands, pull up, stashed up, super facts up / All you bitches Rosa Parks, uh-oh, get your ass up,” she spits.

The rapper has also stated that “Yikes” is not a single from a new album, but just a teaser. “Let me make that clear… It’s not my single, because the single will be launched with the visual,” she said during a live Q&A session at Pollstar Live. “This is a setup song with no video.”


“Yikes” is the Queen rapper’s first solo release since 2019’s “Megatron,” and her first song since she abruptly announced retirement in September. She recently teamed up with Meghan Trainor on “Nice to Meet Ya.”

Check out “Yikes” below:

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