Nicki Minaj has caught quite a bit of heat for making 'FEFE", her collaboration with young troll rapper Teka$hi 69, a big part of the promo for her upcoming album Queen. She also recently announced on her Instagram page that 69 would be coming out on tour with her and Future.
Her new partnership with Teka$hi was blasted in Forbes magazine in a well-circulated article titled "Nicki Minaj's 'Queen' Rollout Reeks Of Desperation And Hypocrisy." Here's an excerpt.
"Three months later and Minaj is still chasing the success of “Chun-Li.” Her proper follow-up single, the Ariana Grande-assisted “Bed,” stalled at No. 43 on the Hot 100 despite a sultry vocal hook and tropical dance beat that seemed destined to dominate airwaves. Minaj reciprocated the favor by sleepwalking through Grande’s “The Light Is Coming,” a curious electro-pop number that only reached No. 95 on the Hot 100. But neither of these unremarkable tracks could prepare listeners for Minaj’s latest move: “FEFE,” her abominable collaboration with 22-year-old Brooklyn rapper 6ix9ine."
In some respect, Nicki's Teka$hi gambit has already worked. "FEFE" debuted this week at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. That's Nicki's biggest hit of this year, passing "Chun-Li", which peaked at number 10.
Queen is set to drop August 10, after being pushed back from June 15. Can 69 help return Nicki to her old glory?