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6ix9ine FEFE feat Nicki Minaj

6ix9ine FEFE feat Nicki Minaj Description

6ix9ine FEFE: “Fefe” (stylized in all uppercase) is a single by American rapper 6ix9ine featuring American rapper Nicki Minaj and Canadian record producer Murda Beatz. It was released on July 22, 2018, through TenThousand Projects. The song was written by the three, along with Andrew Green and the song’s co-producer, Cubeatz. The song served as the second single from 6ix9ine’s debut album, Dummy Boy (2018). Minaj also included the song on her fourth album, Queen (2018).

Commercially, the song reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100, marking 6ix9ine’s highest peaking song on the chart until 2020’s Trollz also with Nicki Minaj. It was certified octuple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Internationally, 6ix9ine FEFE reached the top ten in Australia, Canada, Hungary, New Zealand, Sweden, and Switzerland.

Minaj received criticism for her choice to collaborate with Tekashi 6ix9ine, who had pled guilty to a sexual performance with a 13-year-old child. She responded by citing Lady Gaga’s collaboration with R. Kelly for the 2013 single “Do What U Want” in justifying her friendship and collaboration with the convicted sex criminal, claiming that it demonstrated a double standard within the music industry.

6ix9ine FEFE Background and release

A track with the title “Fefe” has leaked in snippet prior to the song’s official release. During his European tour in June 2018, 6ix9ine revealed that he planned to release the song featuring a surprise guest, when he returns to the United States. “I got a really cool feature on it. It’s a surprise,” he said. On July 18, he shared on Instagram a lo-fi audio clip of the song, with the caption, “Subscribe before Sunday.” A verse from it made some listeners advance that it would possibly feature Nicki Minaj.

On July 20, he announced that the track would be released two days later, and said, “Watch this shit go 8 for 8 on Billboard.” On July 22, the song was officially released as a single for digital download. On July 24, 6ix9ine claimed that he will donate a portion of sales from the single to New York youth programs. The track was included as a bonus track on Minaj’s fourth studio album Queen (2018).

6ix9ine FEFE Artwork

The 6ix9ine FEFE cover art features a 3D cartoon artwork that shows 6ix9ine and Minaj sharing an ice cream cone (which is recreated in the music video). Minaj’s cartoon is dressed in a G-string.

6ix9ine FEFE Composition and lyrics

6ix9ine FEFE was both composed and produced by Murda Beatz and duo Cubeatz, consisting of Kevin and Tim Gomringer, while its lyrics were written by Andrew Green, 6ix9ine, and Minaj. The track is two minutes and fifty-nine seconds long. Minaj explained the making of the song saying, “6ix9ine sent me this song & we got on the phone to discuss. 5 mins after the call I sent him this voice note. True story. He sent me a voice note back making fun of my voice. I was literally in bed half sleep! […] I was inspired because it reminded me of a song I did with Gucci years ago.”

The cadence used by both rappers in the song was noted to be similar to Valee’s feature verse on Z Money’s song “Two 16’s” (2017), with 6ix9ine particularly seeming to stray from his usual aggressive rapping style to a calm, more melodic autotuned flow. Lyrically, the song features 6ix9ine boasting about his street cred, while Minaj is bragging about her jewelry, fashion, and sexual prowess. The latter namechecks rapper ASAP Rocky, television personality Khloé Kardashian, and singer-songwriter Tinashe.

6ix9ine FEFE Critical reception

In Noisey, Kristin Corry expressed discomfort about the song, “not because of who the two polarizing rappers happened to be but because of the imagery,” referring to 6ix9ine’s sexual misconduct case involving a minor while the song’s visuals and cover art are childlike. For Idolator, Mike Wass was more neutral in his review, writing “[Minaj’s] new era hasn’t exactly gone to plan and she seems to be losing ground against her main rivals […] Time will tell if Nicki’s latest feature does more harm to her career than good”. Nylon‘s Taylor Bryan added the collaboration to Minaj’s list of controversies during 2018, writing “if 2017 was the year of questioning Katy Perry, 2018 is the year of questioning Nicki Minaj.”

In a positive review, Peter A. Berry of XXL said its beat “serves as an appropriate audio canvas for the song”, with 6ix9ine’s rap “showcasing a much gentler delivery than the one he used on tracks like “Gummo” and “Keke”. He concluded that “with some authentic NYC confidence and a memorable hook, “Fefe” is definitely a slapper”. Time considered “Fefe” as the second worst song of 2018.

6ix9ine FEFE Commercial performance

In the United States, “Fefe” launched on the Billboard Hot 100 at number four with 24,000 copies sold and 45.7 million streams during its first week. The following week, it ascended to number three. It became 6ix9ine’s highest-charting single by succeeding the peak of “Gummo” at number 12, and marked Minaj’s seventeenth top ten entry on the chart, extending her record for the most among female rappers. The single was certified octuple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. This makes it Minaj’s highest selling single in the United States since Super Bass.

Internationally, “Fefe” also reached the top ten in Australia, Canada, Hungary, New Zealand, Sweden, and Switzerland as well as the top twenty in Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, and the United Kingdom.

6ix9ine FEFE Music video

Background and release

6ix9ine and Minaj playing pattycake in the music video. The childlike visuals have been criticized due to 6ix9ine’s previous criminal charges related to sexual activity with a child.

6ix9ine has shared during his European tour in June 2018, that he planned to release a music video for the song when he returns to the United States. After teasing the song on July 19, he wrote in a separate post, “I’m giving you guys one last music video this Sunday before I go to jail forever,” referencing his legal troubles during that period. The same day, TMZ reported that 6ix9ine rush-ordered a new My Little Pony chain in order to wear it during a scheduled video shoot with Minaj.

The music video was released through YouTube on July 22, a few hours after the song’s release. It was directed by TrifeDrew and William Asher of Figure Eight Creative Group, with additional direction from 6ix9ine. It features toddler-sized lollipops and SUPERINFLATED balloon art.

The music video amassed more than 32 million views in its first three days online, and more than 70 million views in less than a week. A vertical music video for the song was subsequently released on Spotify. As of October 2019, the music video on YouTube has over 821 million views.

6ix9ine FEFE Synopsis

The music video opens with 6ix9ine and Minaj playing a clapping game on a balloon-filled set. 6ix9ine then raps his verse laced in a cheetah print top and pink camouflage shorts, while Murda Beatz makes a cameo appearance holding two heavy-duty water guns. Minaj reintroduces herself shortly after for an extended cameo, rapping two verses and shouting out 6ix9ine’s Treyway gang. The couple sits face-to-face once again and share an ice-cream cone with their arms interlocked (recreating the single artwork.) According to Peter A. Berry of XXL, the music video “looks sort of like a Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory”.

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6ix9ine FEFE feat Nicki Minaj Lyrics

[Intro: 6ix9ine, Nicki Minaj & Baka]
It’s fuckin’ TR3YWAY!
King of New York, lookin’ for the Queen
Uh, you got the right one, hmm
L-let these-l-let these b-b-bitches know, nigga
Queens, Brooklyn, brrr
, ah!
Murda on the beat so it’s not nice!

[Verse 1: 6ix9ine]
Pussy got that wet, wet, got that drip, drip
Got that super soaker, hit that
She a Fefe, her name Keke
She eat my dick like it’s free, free
I don’t even know like “Why I did that?”
I don’t even know like “Why I hit that?”
All I know is that I just can’t wife that
Talk to her nice so she won’t fight back
Turn around and hit it from the back, back, back
Bend her down then I make it clap, clap, clap

[Chorus: 6ix9ine]
I don’t really want no friends
I don’t really want no friends, no

[Verse 2: 6ix9ine]
Draco got that kick-back when I blow that, they all do track
They don’t shoot back, one shot, close range, red dot
Head tight, yeah, I did that, yeah, I live that
Call a Uber with my shooter, with a Ruger, we gon’ do ya
Niggas say they killin’ people, but I really fuckin’ do it

[Chorus: 6ix9ine]
I don’t really want no friends
I don’t really want no friends, no

[Verse 3: Nicki Minaj]
He-he tryna 69 like Tekashi, call him papi
Word to A$AP, keep me Rocky, I’m from New York, so I’m cocky
Say he fuckin’ with my posse, copped me Khloé like Kardashi’
Keep this pussy in Versace, said I’m pretty like Tinashe
Put-put it all up in his face, did I catch a case?
Pussy game just caught a body, but I never leave a trace
Face is pretty, ass for days, I get chips, I ask for Lay’s
I just sit back and when he done, I be like, “Yo, how’d it taste?”
(Yo, how’d it taste?)

[Chorus: 6ix9ine]
I don’t really want no friends
I don’t really want no friends, no

[Verse 4: Nicki Minaj]
Ayo, Draco got that kick-back
When it kick-back, you can’t get yo shit back
In fact this that bitch that
“I hate small talk, I don’t fuck with chit-chat”
AC just stopped workin’
So they hit me, told me bring my wrist back
Come through rockin’ fashions
That got all these bitches like “Yo, what’s that?”
(Like “Yo, what’s that?”)

[Chorus: 6ix9ine & Nicki Minaj]
I don’t really want no friends
I don’t really want no friends, no

[Bridge: 6ix9ine & Nicki Minaj]
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe
I catch a ho right by her toe
If she ain’t fuckin’ me and Nicki
Kick that ho right through the door (TR3YWAY)
I don’t really want no friends, my old ho just bought this Benz
Nicki just hopped in this shit, now I won’t see that bitch again
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe (no)
I catch a ho right by her toe (no)
If she ain’t fuckin’ me and Nicki
Kick that ho right through the door (no, TR3YWAY)

[Outro: Nicki Minaj & 6ix9ine]
Mmm, Young Money, Young Money bunny
Colorful hair, don’t care
I don’t really want no friends
I don’t really want no friends, no
I don’t really want no friends
I don’t really want no friends, no
Scum Gang!

6ix9ine FEFE feat Nicki Minaj Music Video

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About 6ix9ine FEFE feat Nicki Minaj

Artist 6ix9ine
Featured Artist Nicki Minaj, Murda Beatz
Album Dummy Boy
Release Date July 22, 2018
Length 2:59
Genre Hip hop, trap, dirty rap
Label ScumGang, TenThousand Projects
Songwriter(s) Daniel Hernandez, Onika Maraj, Shane Lindstrom, Kevin Gomringer, Tim Gomringer, Andrew Green
Producer(s) Murda Beatz, Cubeatz
Format Digital download, Streaming
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