It was probably inevitable that someone would rewrite Prince’s infamously dirty Purple Rain track “Darling Nikki” in honor of Nicki Minaj—and it turns out that someone is Beyoncé.
Queen Bey sings an a capella verse of “Darling
Nikki Nicki” in a new promotional video for a live performance of Minaj’s song “Feeling Myself,” a collaboration that the pair recently debuted live at the recent Tidal X festival. Here are the lyrics to Beyoncé’s version.
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, “B, would you jump on this song of mine?”
How could I resist
When I heard little Nicki rhyme
Though Beyoncé hasn’t popped up on a Prince track yet, she and the Chanhassen celebrity are on good terms: Prince has been favoring Jay Z’s Tidal service with his catalog of music, including the exclusive premiere of his latest album HITNRUN phase one. Earlier this year, both Beyoncé and Jay Z attended Prince’s benefit concert in Baltimore.