New Music: Nicki Minaj – ‘We Miss You’

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj remembers a lost loved one on the poignant “We Miss You.” While the song is reportedly an old recording, the timing is uncanny considering the tragic passing of her cousin earlier this week. “Why’d you have to leave in July on a peaceful and serene summer night?” she eerily asks. “I’ll never love again.”

In other Nicki news, E! will air a one-hour special chronicling the hip-hop superstar’s rise to fame on July 13 at 10 p.m. The special features new interviews with Minaj along with her mother, father, Lil Wayne, and Swizz Beatz.

UPDATE: Nicki took to Twitter to explain the song’s origin. “Tho the lyrics of ‘We Miss You’ eerily depict the circumstances surrounding my cousin’s death, I wrote & recorded that song on 5/24/2010,” she said. “It was sent to Mariah Carey & Keyshia Cole over a year ago for a possible feature. It didn’t make Pink Friday due to clearance issues.”

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88 Comments

  1. Yeah

    :”)

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  2. Kwayzee

    TEAM MINAJ !!!!!!!!!

    I LOVE IT NICKI !!!!!!

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    hryeii Reply:

    @Kwayzee, GUESS IM GOING TO BE THE ONLY ONE TELLING THE TRUTH since i am a FAN and not an obsessed STAN. This song isn’t all that, AT ALL!

    I can respect her “honesty” but lyrically and flow wise? Hell No.

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    chris_shorts Reply:

    @hryeii, omg i love it lol im a crazy fan but far from stan and this is …. ok

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  3. DRAKE

    YESSS

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  4. Grey

    Nicki can tell the future alot of the stuff she be saying be happening and I love the song and can’t wait For the special especially because I want to see what her DAD looks like I have never really heard he mention him unless it is very negative

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    Mmm Reply:

    @Grey, what has came true that she has rapped about??.

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  5. Yeah

    nice track

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  6. teamdrickinyc

    I love this.
    She is so honest, so real.
    I wish people would see her for her like Team Minaj does and stop hating.

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  7. Sosickwithluv

    Can’t wait to peep the special.

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  8. Xclusive

    this its old people close to nicki confirmed she wrote this yesterday they say it took her only 20mins to write and she was emotional after hearing the track now nicki fans this isnt an official release i dont wanna call it a leak but the final version will be out within the coming weeks

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  9. itstinybaybee

    Xoxoxoxo – May god rest his soul, her team is behind her ::

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  10. QUEEN BEYONCE STANN

    Omg Hood Nicki :’( We Miss You
    This Song Is Beautiful! I Just Hate That “Funk Master Flex” & Tags!!

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  11. mystery

    she said I hate you… I miss you. So emotional. I love dis, ppl should give Nicki her props. Shes talented in so many ways.

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  12. @Mike_TeamMinaj

    I love you NICKI MINAJ! I give all my prayers to you and your family! Can’t wait till this is on iTunes!

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  13. YeaBey

    I love NICKI MINAJ and this song just made me respect her to a whole nother level! you can almost feel her emotions!

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  14. Tachuu

    <3 mad love to nicki and her fam

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  15. AAA

    Even thou the song is old, I love the helll out of it!!!

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  16. RDK

    this track is fire,and god rest is soul R.I.P.

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  17. RyanS

    Cannot wait to watch this !!

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  18. Janelle

    Turning into another Drake. Predictable music, a few bars then a harmony!!!

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    Rihannastann! Reply:

    @Janelle, You can go find @Antonio (look down) ,y’all can hold each others hands go to some type of baseball stadium and go fill the seats tbh!

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    GIMMEDATBASS Reply:

    @Janelle, last time i checked..drake didn’t invent songs and the way a normal song is structured

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  19. anonymous

    come on yall know this shit aint that hot. i understand her loss and she should be supported in this time. But this track is not her best and yall know it. stop giving her credit for the sake of it just being nicki. on top of that this song sounds like alot of her singles. rapping and then mixing it with some singing. lets be real with her for once.

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    GIMMEDATBASS Reply:

    @anonymous, just because u dont like it doesnt mean the people who are saying they like it are lying…get outta here with that

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    SqwallaHoy Reply:

    @anonymous,
    I feel U 100%. RIP to her fam, that’s devastating, but the song is talkin about the loss of a lover from what I hear….IDK. Emotion brings out the best in U.
    Not her best @ all. Not even close to the “Warning” Nicki I fell in love with. Honestly Nicki should have dropped a “In Memory” video while “Save Me” was playing in the background or something.

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    You think it but I'll say it Reply:

    @anonymous, I agree. It was lyrically pretty weak, but I’m not surprised. It’s still a Tragedy what happened to her cousin. My condolences Nick. RIP.

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  20. Antonio

    I love how she uses her cousins death for profit #Disgrace

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    QUEEN BEYONCE STANN Reply:

    @Antonio,
    How Is This For Profit?
    Stay Mad BETCH!

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    Rihannastann! Reply:

    @Antonio, Really though?-__- here, have a seat-> __/

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    GIMMEDATBASS Reply:

    @Antonio, what the hell r u talking about weirdo? profit? u make no sense omg i wish all u ppl who think u know everything would shutup! u dont know nothin! this just shows that she clearly makes songs from her heart..every artisi does this dumby!

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    Lala Reply:

    @Antonio, Profit? Do you see this single on iTunes and in stores? NO! this song is leaked. Dumbass.

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  21. team gaga

    if you can´t see that nicki is using her cousins death to profit YOU ARE CRAZY stay thinking people

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    GIMMEDATBASS Reply:

    @team gaga, r u serious? well then i am pretty damn sure gaga is too right? since the edge of glory is about her grandfather..oh and speechless is about her dad..DUMBY! every artist does this because the songs they write are from the heart…i would expect a gaga fan like urself to understand that

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    QUEEN BEYONCE STANN Reply:

    @team gaga,
    Hoe stay pressed and mad!
    Gaga is the one whos using the Lgbtq community and her dad and grandfather, this song was leaked so you #FAIL just like that thing you stan for!

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    fizzle Reply:

    @team gaga, It’s a Pink Friday least that was recorded LAST YEAR that didn’t make the cut!

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  22. RaychMinaj

    This song is amazing!
    & No, she isn’t doing this for profit. It’s just her way of showing that she misses her cousin. The song will mean something to her and her family, it’s a song for him, something to remember him by.
    Nicki expresses herself through music and I think it’s amazing what she’s done!

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  23. Sexyone

    This chick is so opportunistic..Using her cousins death to get sympathy, probably didnt even deal with him…He is from BROOKLYN!!!! I just cannot stomach this chick..All female rappers make me sick. I already see this chick is over after the next album!!!! LAME

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    RaychMinaj Reply:

    @Sexyone, So what if he was from Brooklyn? Doesn’t mean she didn’t hang with him/call/text him. I don’t see half my my family but I’d still be really upset if anything happened to them.
    She’s not after sympathy. She just wants to write a song to express how she feels, like most artists do.

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  24. slickjville

    idk that song is kindof confusing maybe it about her cousin and someone one else cause in one verse she say (I Shouldnt never trust ya so FUCK u) and i know she not talking about her cousin in that verse. and im a BIG BIG BIG NICKI FAN.

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  25. Randyo

    @Sexyone, my god. A woman makes a RIP tribute to her blood relative… and you do these mental gymnastics to somehow put a negative spin on it? yet you have NO idea how close they were… or what kind of relationship they had… you just baselessly assume that she “probably didnt even deal with him” to justify your own bias. Honestly… I hate the word “hater” but right now you seem represent that word better than anyone Ive seen on this site. FORCING yourself find the wrong in a RIP song??? WOW. And if she didnt make a statement… you’d probably call her a “sellout” right? either way SHE CANT WIN… because you WANT to hate her! And you’ll use any baseless, forced, bias excuse to do so…

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    OKAYY.! Reply:

    @Randyo, so true.! some people was raised in a low class home so they only have low class thouqhts.! iddk why a person would even think such thinqs like she doesn’t even have a heart.! SMH.! we live in a very disqraceful environment.! anywayz, stay stronq nicki.! TEAM MINAJ is here for you alwayz.! fxck the haters.! thats what they’re here for.

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    Ln Reply:

    @Randyo,Co-Sign.

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  26. Destiny

    Lovely Tribute to her cousin

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  27. Kwayzee

    all the people on here talking bout its for profit please explain how its for profit ? did she say you had to pay to listen to it ? she didnt even publish it ! y’all sound STUPID . get a life and realize that Nicki Minaj is here to STAY .

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  28. Yanna

    condolences!!! :(( I’m so sorry! R.I.P

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  29. tm

    im mad yall saying she can see the future jackasses she oblivious she losted someone else in july also maybe her ex boyfriend -_____________-

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  30. Jane Doe

    Wow her team is really going into overdrive with this. My only question is. Will Nicki pay for the funeral since shes always bragging about all this money she has? Oh shes tricking her money on her man SB while living in LA. Will she even go to Brooklyn? Those are my questions. You teamminaj teeny boppers are really brainwashed by her & her evil, sneaky team. Alot of us including myself are NOT fooled by her at all. What is she gonna say in that E special? More Lies. #notimpressed >>> #phony

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    teamdrickinyc Reply:

    @Jane Doe, SB is NOT her man.
    Her and her cousin were very close. Why the fuck are you talking shit if you’re not going to state facts? DO YOUR RESEARCH.

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    _STFU Reply:

    @teamdrickinyc, okay answer this since you know her so well if she was sooo close to her cousin why is he now bein mentioned did he get to go to award shows, be in videos, mention him in a interview??? he did music why didnt she shout him out or help his career that might be her family but thats what you call a distant cousin shit we know sb more then we do her family so please give me video or any interview where she talked about her “close cousin” since you know her so much

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    teamdrickinyc Reply:

    @_STFU, I love my mom but I don’t mention her in EVERYTHING! Was she ever asked about her cousin in any interview? NO. Why would he be in Nicki’s videos if the songs have nothing to do with him. Was she supposed to give him a lap dance like in the Super Bass video? Or was she supposed to marry him like in moment 4 life. Or was she supposed to talk about how hot he is in Your Love? Get some sense.

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    LIL KIM Reply:

    @teamdrickinyc, GOOD ONE! SPEAK YOUR MIND <3

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    ASDF Reply:

    @Jane Doe, she is from queens not brooklyn soo fail! bragging bout money?? when and where shut your ass up! bye hater.

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    teamdrickinyc Reply:

    @Jane Doe, SB is not her man. If she’s a phony, don’t watch the E! Special. It’s that simple. I wanna know WHY YOU’RE ASKING SO MANY DAMN QUESTIONS LIKE IT’S YOUR BUSINESS. You don’t like her, right? THEN WHY DO YOU CARE?

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  31. teamdrickinyc

    I’m not sure what this song is about. I heard she had a boyfriend that was shot and her cousin was murdered, but the lyrics seem like she’s talking about a lover. She’s not using her cousin’s death for profit, this song was LEAKED, not released. Why can’t she make a song about her feelings and something others can relate too without someone being so damn negative. She’s had songs like this before, so she is not trying to be like Drake. Ever heard Autobiography, Can anybody hear me, Dear Old Nicki, Still I rise etc? You should do your research before you say stupid shit. Just because you don’t like it, doesn’t mean the people who like it are lying. I LOVE this song and I LOVE Nicki. TEAM MINAJ!!

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    SnapBackbAK Reply:

    @teamdrickinyc, OH OKAY SO DO YOU HAVE A LINK WHERE SHE SAID IT WAS LEAKED OR ANY PROOF TO BACK UP WHAT YOUR SAYING???

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    ed Reply:

    @SnapBackbAK, you’re dumb as hell.

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    teamdrickinyc Reply:

    @SnapBackbAK, “Its an unauthorized leak.” – Nicki Minaj

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    NERD Reply:

    @SnapBackbAK, HER TWITTER PAGE DUMBASS !!! THIS SONG WAS MADE IN 5/24/10 ….. THEY EVEN SAY IT AT THE TOP OF THE BLOG !! ….

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  32. Abdullah

    this is for Lil Wayne when he went to jail tho! she said gone till november too

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  33. latonya

    i doubt this song with be on the top 100 but the flow is nice annnnnd its more sentimental so… love

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  34. maya

    funk master flex is fucking shit up -__- this is about her cousin passing, we don’t need no fucking sound effects smh

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    Ln Reply:

    @maya,it,s true no need for sound effects,but on the other hand,Flex don’t drop kabooms for songs that isn’t hot,and this is a hot @ss song/tribute.

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  35. ed

    it was pretty good :)

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  36. Skyblucash

    hmmm we miss you < Monica #anything

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  37. Jane Doe

    @teamdrickinyc, let me drop some jewels on you. # 1 SB is her fiance, they live together in LA. # 2 I know this to be fact because I have a family member who works at Universal & I also have a uncle who works at Def Jam ( been there for 13 years). So trust me I have more than enough details about Nicki & SB. Now her money situation came up because she does brag about all the money she has. I won’t be watching that phony special. I know she’s from Queens, again will she pay for the funeral & will she go to Brooklyn? That was my point. I have plenty of info on Nicki but I won’t put it on this website. My RESEARCH is my family industry connections. Where’s yours? Again her & SB are very much a couple. You can believe their LIES if you want to but a lot of ppl know the truth. Especially industry ppl.

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    teamdrickinyc Reply:

    @Jane Doe, Tell me an alien story to see if I believe it. You don’t even believe what you said. SB and Nicki are NOT dating and that is a FACT, u mad?

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    Jane Doe Reply:

    @teamdrickinyc, I’m not gonna argue with you. You want me to email you their LA address, cuz I have it. I’m never mad, Nicki is a habitual LIAR. This is Karma coming back on her.

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    teamdrickinyc Reply:

    @Jane Doe, What Karma? You’re delusional. You call Nicki a liar, but you’re the biggest most terrible liar. Until you can state facts and back them up, you are dismissed.

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    Jane Doe Reply:

    @teamdrickinyc, Listen to RR again. My god sister & uncle are not liars. Nicki is, again I have their address out in LA.

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    Alicias certified homewrecka Reply:

    @Jane Doe, Yeah me too, I have their address. Nicki’s my cousin.

    Lol

  38. jayJAy

    i FUCKIN LUV THIS SONG SHE IS SO INSPIRING
    YA HATTERS JUST HATE CUZ THATS ALL YA DO GET A LIFFF FOR REALLLLL!!!!………

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  39. jayJAy

    I F*&*KIN LUV THIS SONG SHE IS SO INSPIRING
    YA HATTERS JUST HATE CUZ THATS ALL YA DO GET A LIFFF FOR REALLLLL!!!!………

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  40. MAYDAY

    I F*&*KIN LUV THIS SONG SHE IS SO INSPIRING
    YA HATTERS JUST HATE CUZ THATS ALL YA DO GET A LIFFF FOR REALLLLL!!!!………LUV IT

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  41. jayJAy

    I LUV THIS SONG SHE IS SO INSPIRING
    YA HATTERS JUST HATE CUZ THATS ALL YA DO GET A LIFFF FOR REALLLLL!!!!………

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  42. jleeblazin

    this song is fire. Nicki is awesome yooo! RIP Nicholas and i pray that Nicki continue to stay strong ;)

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  43. jazmine

    imma a crazzy fan n one day wish to be like u this song i luv it it make me cry kauze a lot of ppl had t2 go n i told mi self wat u told yur self but nw i luv again

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  44. Tanisha

    RIP Nicholas.
    Nicki is a total inspiration. Aside from being an awesome rapper and risk taking style icon, she’s gettin through a tragic situation with strength & determination.
    Remember what Jay Sean said in the lyrics to their (his & nicki’s) collab song 2012…”the world keeps spinning around.”

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  45. Ln

    R.I.P. Nicholas,even though this song wasn’t for him Originally, it fits the Situation perfectly like i said before R.I.P. Nicholas,great song,keep locking it down nicki.

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  46. mykolAnthony

    umm all i know is that if my cousin died i wouldnt be in the studio, i would be with my fam cryin

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  47. mykolAnthony

    forgive me if im wrong..R.I.P. and much love to the family during their loss

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  48. -_____-

    i don’t think people really realize what nicki is doinq.! nicki is playinq with these other female rappers.! anybody thats been there from the beqinninq of nicki’z career (the come up, playtme is over, sucka free, etcc.) knows that nicki can spit.! very qood.! but nicki don’t have any competition.! so she just writes little bullshxt & make it sound qood cause she know she doesn’t have to qo hard.! she even said herself “why qo hard when this shxt is so easy” & the way she does it, she makes it seems that way.! when the other femcees come from hidinq, then nicki will put on that lyrical hat that she has sittinq to the side & kick the qame up some more notches.! nicki is not qoinq anywhere anytime soon.! please with all your miqht, qet use to it.! its TEAM MINAJ HOE.! : )

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    Jane Doe Reply:

    @-_____-, Nicki is a joke & a gimmick.

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    Ln Reply:

    @Jane Doe,if that is the case why is you alone and your little circle is laughing.

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    NERD Reply:

    @Jane Doe, SHE DIDNT NEED THIS TO SALE RECORDS OR GET SPOT LIGHT … CLEARLY THIS WAS A LEAK …

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  49. @datfnmon

    she did her thang

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  50. Shantail Sheppard

    nicki juss came out of no were and know she is on top keep doin you cause without that what will we do

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  51. timmeisha

    heyyy nicki i am timmeisha green i love you im going to talk you about me i run track for the dallas blaze i love going to school my b-day is june 25 2000 i love your music so much i wish i was in your shoes you are so pretty

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