Nicki Minaj Asks Fans to Help Rename Anticipated Single 'Freaky Girl'

Nicki Minaj took to social media to ask her fans to help her rename her highly anticipated single, "Freaky Girl."

Minaj teased the single last month on TikTok that became a trending sound with over 127,000 videos. The rapper's original video—now at over 9.5 million views and 1.6 million likes—had many fans excited for the next single that samples Rick James' 1981 hit, "Super Freak." Days after the viral video was published, Minaj announced the single will be released on August 12.

With over 3,000 comments, many fans are calling it "Anaconda 2.0," after her 2014 hit sampling Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back," and the new "summer anthem."

However, Minaj announced on Twitter that she needs to change the name of the song and asked fans to help come up with a new title.

Newsweek reached out to Minaj's record label, Republic Records, for comment.

Nicki Minaj asks fans help renaming song
Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to ask her fans to help her rename her anticipated single, "Freaky Girl." Paras Griffin/WireImage

Since tweeting, the artist received over 11,000 likes and many title recommendations. Minaj gave fans three different potential song titles: "He Want A Freaky Girl," "Super Freaky Girl," and "Nick James."

The third option received the most votes while others loved "Super Freaky Girl."

Other than the three options fans could vote on—which some fans didn't like—alternative titles included "FREAKNIC," "Freaky Barbie," and "F.R.E.A.K."

Minaj began to reply to some fans.

One questioned, "WHAT ABOUT 'FREAKY GWORL'!?"

Minaj responded with, "Ooh I like how y'all mad smart."

"Why it cant be #FreakNic," another asked.

"Well that didn't win my group chat poll, but we can throw it back in the mix. That was my idea but they didn't love it," the rapper replied.

When a fan shut down the idea of naming the song "Super Freaky Girl" and using the original idea of "Freaky Girl," Minaj wrote that they had to change the name for legal reasons.

The "Do We Have A Problem?" singer released another poll between two top pics: "FREAK" or "Super Freaky Girl."

On August 4, Minaj released the new title and cover art on social media with its official title: "Super Freaky Girl." On Instagram, she said that the title "Freak" also ran afoul of the same legal issue.

Minaj has also been in the news as she has clapped back at the claims that she owes the IRS $173 million. When the Shade Room posted screenshots from an Instagram user under the name @katemiller_7 who said that she was an executive for Republic Records and an ex-assistant to Minaj and said that the rapper allegedly owes millions to the IRS.

"Every day I learn that y'all getting dumber and f**king dumber," Minaj said regarding the claims during her Instagram Live, "This is another fan base. They're going through with their plot to take me down, because they see that all the lies they've made thus far has never worked... It's people right now that's paying entire staffs to figure out to end Nicki. I know for a fact from actual people that work for labels.

"Whatever you hear about me from now on, believe it. Believe that s**t. Put a spin on it, twist on it, suck on it, spit on it. Believe it. Because I don't f**king care."

Update 8/4/2022, 6:34 p.m.: This article has been updated to include the new song title and cover art.

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