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Rhymes spit for Harambe.

Nicki Minaj made a chill Labor Day weekend all the more exciting with the surprise release of "The Pinkprint Freestyle." The track hit Soundcloud on Sunday afternoon, followed by a tweet from the rapper.


The nearly six minute track riffs on M.I.A's "Paper Planes," shouts out Minaj's label Young Money and Lil Wayne in the same breathe, and also includes quite the standout line:"I'm dragging these hoes like Harambe did the kid."

That's right. The beloved silverback gorilla who may never die as a meme despite getting fatally shot has made it into a fiery Minaj verse. Already, fans have taken note:


Harambe's having quite the run when it comes to entering the sphere of music. Young Thug released a track bearing his name and r/FrankOcean made its own tribute album by way of Frank Ocean's heavily delayed follow-up to Channel Orange. Of course Minaj would throw her hat into the Harambe ring of honor.

And Harambe would've loved it.

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