This is Nicki Minaj and A$AP Ferg’s newest collaboration since 2017’s “Plain Jane Remix.”
A$AP Rocky and Nicki alluded to the track’s upcoming release a few days ago on Twitter. Her tweet read, “Flacko, I heard it was coming Thursday but I could be wrong.”
A man that isn’t aftaid to give a woman her props. love to see it. pic.twitter.com/xGFOFrnzrU
— 💅🏽 (@pinkfridayvibez) July 27, 2020
Flacko, I heard it was coming Thursday but I could be wrong 😉 https://t.co/pEbwZ2PTEy
— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) July 27, 2020
Accompanying the single is an infomercial-themed visualizer. The video is clearly inspired by the ‘80s as it features women wearing neon bodysuits, headbands and high-rise socks.
Ferg’s aggressive first verse is an ideal start for the energetic track. Elsewhere, Nicki who has previously toyed with retiring was the highlight of the entire single. Over the mellow beat, she commands attention and raps about Juice, her designer favorites, her coveted hairstyles, and even manages to namedrop Queens.
Here’s a highlight from Nicki’s verse:
“Saint Laurent all on my shades, then I pull up in a cherry Mercedes, yay/Strawberry shortcake hair, Chinese bangs with my two braids, ayy.”
Nicki and Ferg’s first collab was on the Harlem rapper’s 2017 single “Plain Jane Remix” which went on to become certified four times platinum. He hasn’t released any new music since he appeared on Big Sean’s “Bezerk” last September. We’re sure you didn’t miss Nicki and Tekashi 6ix9ine’s single “Trollz” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
According to Rolling Stone, Ferg teased a sequel to his last EP Floor Seats might be on the horizon.
Listen to “Move Ya Hips” featuring Nicki Minaj and MadeinTYO below.
Robyn Mowatt is a staff writer at Okayplayer where she covers culture, music, and fashion. You can see what's on her mind @robyn_mowatt.