Nicki Minaj Slammed For Rosa Parks Reference in Preview of New Song 'Yikes'

Shortly after making her return to social media, Nicki Minaj is back in the studio working on new music. Minaj posted a snippet vibing to an unreleased track with her hubby early Tuesday (Feb. 4), which she's tentatively titled "Yikes." 

"Woke up, the price of coke up/ I just hit em with the low cut then call my folks up/ All that talkin' out your neck just might get your throat cut/ This a mac truck, not a black truck/ When we move tell 'em back up/ Click the clack up," she raps before moving into the chorus calling out her detractors. "Yikes, you a clown, you do it for likes."

Another line from the preview has found Minaj receiving some backlash online, as she name-drops Rosa Parks. "All you b---es Rosa Parks, uh oh, get your ass up," Nicki rhymes in references to the civil rights icon, whose 107th birthday would have been today.

"Nicki Minaj need to leave Rosa Parks [alone]," one Twitter user responded. "Nicki Minaj did NOT say Rosa Parks get your ass up. She didn't. Nah. I cant believe this," another wrote.

"Rosa Parks would have been 107 years old if she was still living to see her birthday today," journalist Ernest Owens also pointed out. "Y'all go remind Nicki Minaj that. Quick history lesson: She never got up, she stayed seated. The lyric makes no sense."

With Minaj putting all of the retirement talk to bed, it seems as if she's ready to launch into her next era of music with Mr. Petty by her side. Nicki reunited with Meghan Trainor last week for "Nice to Meet Ya" off her Treat Myself album, which also saw a colorful accompanying visual release.

Listen to the snippet below.