Nicki Minaj is featured on rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine’s new song “FEFE,” and in it, she name drops everybody’s favorite Kardashian-Jenner family member, Khloé Kardashian (admit it). The Kardashians — especially Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner — get rap shoutouts all the time (more on that later), so we’re here for someone recognizing Khloé’s kontributions to kulture (not to be mistaken with Cardi B’s newborn daughter, Kulture). Also, a female rapper recognizing another badass female is the kind of name check we’re here for.
Here are the lyrics:
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 f**kin’ with my posse
Copped me Chloé like Kardashi’, keep this p***y in Versace
For the record, Khloé loved the shoutout. Nicki also name-dropped singer Tinashe, with the lyrics “I’m pretty like Tinashe,” and Tinashe was equally thrilled with her mention.
The Kardashian family is the subject of literally hundreds of rap songs. Last year, Galore did a deep-dive on Kardashian/Jenner rap shoutouts and discovered that Kim has been name-checked on 497 songs, Kylie has been mentioned in 206 songs, Kendall showed up in 47, while Khloé is in 12 songs. Mind you, most of these are songs written and performed by men — so they’re not exactly glowing tributes — which makes the Nicki verse even better. Instead of some dude rapping about how they love Kim or Kylie’s body, Nicki is over here referencing Khloé’s name with a casual indifference that means “you’ve made it.”
Nicki and Khloé actually go way back and have reportedly been friends since they were spotted backstage at one of Nicki’s concerts in 2011, meaning this isn’t like Nicki just generated a random Kardashian name to slip into her rhyme. We love a good non-objectifying rap shout-out among friends, don’t you?