Nicki Minaj's "used to be bi" line in Doja Cat's Say So remix lyrics has divided fans

1 May 2020, 11:13

By Sam Prance

Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj have joined forces on a Say So remix but Nicki is facing backlash over one of her lyrics.

Nicki Minaj and Doja Cat have collaborated on a 'Say So' remix but Nicki's line about bisexuality is coming under fire online.

Earlier this week (Apr 29), Doja Cat took to Twitter to announce that she and Nicki Minaj were releasing a 'Say So' remix. The news sent fans into meltdown and an early version of the remix leaked online. Response to the original leak was positive but Doja and Nicki later revealed that the official remix was different to the leak and on May 1st, they dropped the real remix.

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Reception to the remix has, for the most part, has been positive, but Nicki is dividing fans after saying she "used to be bi".

What are Nicki Minaj and Doja Cat's 'Say So' remix lyrics?

Nicki Minaj divides fans with "used to be bi" line in Doja Cat&squot;s Say So remix lyrics
Nicki Minaj divides fans with "used to be bi" line in Doja Cat's Say So remix lyrics. Picture: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Marc Jacob, Kemosabe Records

Nicki has two verses in the song and they see her flexing her trademark flow with punchline after punchline. However, during her first verse, she raps: "used to be bi, now I'm hetero" and many of Nicki's LGBTQ+ fans are taking issue with it. One fan tweeted: "Anyone else find this lyric to be wild problematic?" Another person added: "WHAT IS WRONG WITH HER".

Other people defended Nicki, arguing that she has a right to speak openly about her own sexuality. One fan wrote: "So wait why are ppl mad at Nicki for saying she was bi. If she was she was why y’all mad? That’s her experience?". Sexuality is, of course, different for everyone and there are people who are sexually fluid. Sexuality isn't fixed for everyone.

Nevertheless, it's still understandable why the lyric doesn't sit right with some people. Many bisexual people are told that they can be turned straight and, while Nicki isn't speaking for all bisexual people, her 'Say So' remix line could easily be misinterpreted by listeners who think that queer people can just change their sexuality on a whim.

Alongside the "bi" line, Doja and Nicki's 'Say So' remix is also facing backlash because, like the original song, it's produced by Dr. Luke. In October 2014, Dr. Luke came under fire after Kesha filed a series of lawsuits against him, alleging that he had sexually assaulted her. Since then, most major music artists have stopped working with him.

Doja Cat & Nicki Minaj - 'Say So' remix lyrics

INTRO: Nicki Minaj
Yeah, you know it
Mmm, this the remix
Doja, rrr

CHORUS: Doja Cat
Day to night to morning, keep with me in the moment
I'd let you had I known it, why don't you say so?
Didn't even notice, no punches left to roll with
You got to keep me focused; you want it? Say so (Uh)

VERSE 1: Nicki Minaj
Every time I take a break, the game be so boring
Pretty like Naomi, Cassie, plus Lauren
Spittin' like Weezy, Foxy, plus Lauryn
Ball like the ram, see, now that's Gordon
They don't understand the bag talk, I'm foreign
When they think they top the queen, they start fallin'
Word to my ass-shots, I'm so cheeky
Got 'em tryna palm my ass like young Keke
Yes, I'm ghetto, word to Gepetto
Plus I'm little, where's my stiletto?
Tell Mike Jordan, send me my Retros
Used to be bi, but now I'm just hetero
Ain't talkin' medicine, but I made him more fien'
Ever since I put the cookie on quarantine
He know this thing A1 like a felony
All he gotta do is say the word like a spelling bee

CHORUS: Doja Cat
Day to night to morning, keep with me in the moment
I'd let you had I known it, why don't you say so?
Didn't even notice, no punches left to roll with
You got to keep me focused; you want it? Say so (Yeah)

VERSE 2: Doja Cat
Let me check my chest, my breath right quick (Ha)
He ain't ever seen it in a dress like this (Ah)
He ain't ever even been impressed like this
Prolly why I got him quiet on the set like zip
Like it, love it, need it, bad
Take it, own it, steal it, fast
Boy, stop playing, grab my ass
Why you actin' like you shy? (Hot)
Shut it, save it, keep it pushin'
Why you beating 'round the bush?
Knowin' you want all this woman
Never knock it 'til you try (Yah, yah)
All of them bitches hating I have you with me
All of my niggas sayin' you mad committed
Realer than anybody you had, and pretty
All of the body-ody, the ass and titties

CHORUS: Doja Cat
Day to night to morning, keep with me in the moment
I'd let you had I known it, why don't you say so?
Didn't even notice, no punches left to roll with
You got to keep me focused; you want it? Say so
Day to night to morning, keep with me in the moment
I'd let you had I known it, why don't you say so?
Didn't even notice, no punches left to roll with
You got to keep me focused; you want it? Say so

POST-CHORUS: Nicki Minaj
Yeah, you know it
Yeah, you know it
Yeah, you know it
Yeah, you know it

OUTRO: Nicki Minaj
You coulda said so
Boy, you shoulda said so
Say so, say so
I got dressed just to sit in the house
People with the least always doin' the most
I'm countin' money while he suckin' my toes
Real nasty with them balls, all net, yeah, I'm gross
Why you talkin' 'bout who body fake?
With all the fillers in your face, you just full of hate
That real ass ain't keep your nigga home
Now you lookin' silly, that's word to silicone