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Beyoncé rewrites Prince’s ‘Darling Nikki’ as an ode to Nicki Minaj’s butt

Her booty looked bigger in the magazines.


Christine Friar


Posted on Oct 28, 2015   Updated on May 27, 2021, 5:53 pm CDT

In a promo for the streaming service TidalBeyoncé reworks the lyrics to Prince‘s “Darling Nikki” and makes them about her pal Nicki Minaj. Specifically, her butt.

“Darling Nicki (Minaj)” was uploaded to Beyoncé’s YouTube channel to promote the video for their “Feeling Myself” performance at the Barclays Center Tidal X concert, and features behind-the-scenes footage of the duo rehearsing.

As for the lyrics themselves, they’re decidedly more PG than Prince’s originals. 

Here’s a look at Prince’s verse: 

I knew a girl named Nikki,
I guess you could say she was a sex fiend.
I met her in a hotel lobby
Masturbating with a magazine.
She said, “How’d you like to waste some time?”
And I could not resist when I saw little Nikki grind.

And then Beyoncé’s update:

I met this girl named Nicki,
I guess you could say she was the rap queen.
I met her in the studio lobby,
But her booty looked bigger in the magazines.
She said, “Bey will you jump on this song of mine?”
How could I resist when I heard little Nicki rhyme?

A match made in heaven. 

H/T Vulture | Screengrab via Beyoncé/YouTube

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*First Published: Oct 28, 2015, 3:56 pm CDT