Nicki Minaj's "Barbie Dreams" off of her newly released fourth studio album Queen caught the attention of fans online immediately, due to the name-dropping foul mouthed lyrics that called out everyone from Meek Mill to Drake.
Well, it turns out that Nicki actually dropped a freestyle over Lil Kim's sequel to Notorius B.I.G.'s "Just Playing (Dreams)" — the sexually explicit record that inspired "Barbie Dreams" — way earlier in her career.
In Nicki's version, which released in 2007, she raps over the "Dreams" instrumental and drops three minutes of sexually charged bars, name-dropping mid-2000s (mainly New York-based) hip-hop acts including Red Cafe, Dipset's J.R. Writer and Hell Rell, and Gillie Da Kid. The song's hook and lyrical delivery is also pretty similar to its 2018 counterpart.
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