Beyoncé unveils Nicki Minaj-inspired cover of Prince’s ‘Darling Nikki’ – watch

Singer re-jigs lyrics to pay tribute to Minaj

Beyonce has posted a short version of Prince‘s ‘Darling Nikki’ featuring re-jigged lyrics that pay tribute to recent collaborator Nicki Minaj. Click below to watch.

The 20-second clip features footage of the duo rehearsing for a recent Tidal benefit show, which, as pointed out by DIY, also featured performances from Usher with Nas, and Jay Z with Fabolous. “I met a girl named Nicki / I guess you can say she was the rap queen,” sings Bey on top of the video, acapella.


Just yesterday saw the release of another video of the pair, this time posted via Beyoncé’s Facebook page. The clip features the singer and Minaj engage in a staring contest while rehearsing for their Tidal set. See below.

Prince’s ‘Darling Nikki’ was originally released on his 1984 album ‘Purple Rain’. The track gained wide notoriety for its sexually explicit lyrics and was largely responsible for the foundation of the Parents Music Resource Center, which eventually led to the use of Parental Advisory stickers on record covers.

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Posted by Beyoncé on Monday, 26 October 2015