Avril Lavigne and Nicki Minaj have collaborated on new song and we’re confused
But also excited???
Avril Lavigne is every 90s/early 2000s baby’s grunge idol.
She was so cool with her eyeliner and dead straight hair and tomboy look that we wanted to be her.
And Nicki Minaj is…well, Nicki Minaj: rap goddess, music royalty and just damn talented.
So when we heard they had collaborated on a new track we were excited.
Let's call it excitement mixed with confusion.
Because, while we LOVE both artists let’s be real, the collab is a liiittle random.
Pop goddess teams up with rap royalty? Doesn’t really sound like a match made in heaven.
But how wrong we were, friends, because this track is a TUNE.
The song is called Dumb Blonde and is then marching-band tinged bubblegum pop banger we never realised we needed until now.
Still skeptical? Listen for yourselves:
“I ain’t no stupid Barbie doll.”
“You won’t be so confident when I’m crushing you from the top”
Yeah the girls!
Nicki teased the track on her Instagram prior to its release, gushing over the collaboration.
“If you know me you know how long I’ve been a fan of hers,” Minaj captioned the post. “You couldn’t tell me I wasn’t hittin’ EVERY note on ‘I’m With You’ in the shower.”
Avril also shared some juicy deets about the track on her own Instagram.
While to us it might just be a pop-balled, Avril says the meaning of the new single is a lot deeper.
“We wrote Dumb Blonde as an anthem for anyone who has been stereotyped or talked down to. Keep your confidence up and don’t let anyone tell you how to be,” she shared.
The track will feature on Avril’s upcoming album, Head Above Water.
Images: Instagram / Nicki Minaj.
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