It wouldn’t be a memorable year in music if Nicki Minaj didn’t hop in on dropping new music.
In her fiery new single, “Red Ruby Da Sleeze,” the New York rapper gives spring break energy with this breezy beat while she warns all her enemies in the rap game about her connections and how she can take them all down, with just her words. Sampling Lumidee’s August 2003 single, “Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh),” the chorus catches you off guard in a memorable way, sure to get stuck in your head. Seeming to have fun on this track despite the meaning, the music video definitely embodies it.
Although lacking a traditional music video, if you’re a fan of AI art, you’re sure to love the lyric video. With women in the video changing to match the lyrics on a beach in bright get-ups during what seems to be Carnival, the video changes quickly to characters doing choreography and even hitting the splits.
“Red Ruby Da Sleeze,” debuted on Mar. 13th at #13 on the Billboard Hot #100, being the highest ranking female rap song this year. Her first single of 2023, this is the Trinidadian artist’s 44th top 20 hit since her breakout in 2009. This song ties her with Drake for the 3rd most #1s by any artist!
Make sure to listen to “Red Ruby Da Sleeze” below!