Nicki Minaj’s first track since her retirement announcement back is out now. She slammed Rosa Parks in ‘Yikes’
Nicki references the story of Rosa Parks, a civil rights activist who refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama, to playfully tell her enemies that their time in the hot seat is up.
A line from her new single track: “All you bitches Rosa Parks, uh-oh, get your ass up, uh”
This isn’t the first time Minaj has referenced a female figure in black history. In August 2018, while ranting on her Apple Music Beats 1 radio show, Queen Radio, she compared herself to abolitionist and political activist, Harriet Tubman.
Nicki uses this line to playfully tell her enemies that their time is up and she’s back in full force.
“Yikes” is Nicki Minaj’s first track since her retirement announcement. The trap banger was first teased on February 3, 2020, following a four-month-long hiatus from social media and from the public.
— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) February 4, 2020
On February 5, Nicki clarified that “Yikes” would not serve as the lead single to her highly-anticipated fifth studio album but that it would instead be released as a promotional single on February 7.
— 🦄 (@HARDWHlTE) February 6, 2020