Nicki Minaj made an undeniably impressive comeback in 2022. She started the year with two coveted Lil Baby collabs – “Do We Have A Problem?” and “Bussin,” and went on to give us impressive efforts alongside guests like Coi Leray and Fivio Foreign. Later on, she dropped her biggest hit in some time, “Super Freaky Girl,” which found her channeling her inner Rick James.

In recent months, things have been relatively quiet on the mother of one’s front musically. There have been occasional updates about her forthcoming album. Still, we didn’t receive Minaj’s first verse of 2023 until Friday (February 17). Earlier this weekend, she joined Machel Montano and Destra on the upbeat remix of their “Shake the Place” single.

Throughout her lyrics, the foreign rhymer shows huge love for her Trinidadian roots. “I’m gettin’ a real bag (Kyuh), I get to them real bad / They know they can’t compete with Trini girls, they goin’ out real sad,” she markedly spits on the song’s second verse. For now, it’s available exclusively on YouTube. However, a recent post on Minaj’s Instagram makes us think that will soon change.

On Saturday (February 18) afternoon, the 40-year-old teased an accompanying music video for her “Shake the Place (Remix).” It finds her finally putting her curvaceous figure and dance moves on full display, much to fans’ pleasure. In the caption of her teaser, Minaj wrote, “If you f$&@ with ISLAND GIRLS rep your flag for me in the comments.”

“Trinidad CARNIVAL is about to #ShakeThePlace shake up di whole place. It’s an honor @machelmontano @destragarcia.” She also left a message specifically for the Barbz, promising them that she’ll be back to talk soon and sending her followers love.

Stream Machel Montano and Destra’s “Shake the Place (Remix)” featuring Nicki Minaj exclusively on YouTube below. Afterward, tell us who else you hope to see the Queen of Rap collaborate with later in 2023 in the comments. Additionally, find more release recommendations on our weekly Fire Emoji update here.

Notable Lyrics:

I’m gettin’ a real bag (Kyuh), I get to them real bad (Brr)
They know they can’t compete with Trini girls, they goin’ out real sad
That bumper got ever bigger (Oh), so now he not even with her
I wanted a beer, I don’t mean a hug, I want to see a Guinness sticker