Young Money’s Nicki Minaj has addressed her buzzing “Anaconda” track reaching the masses days ahead of its scheduled release this week. #theleak
According to Nicki, a technical issue most likely contributed to the song leaking last week.
“I wanted it out, and then the label came with this great radio plan to put it out next week. So what my fans don’t know is that we were actually going to put the record out August 11th. We were going to have this amazing promotion and have all this stuff leading up to it, and lo and behold the record leaked. We had already sent the song out to people like iTunes and Google and all of that. There was on particular app that didn’t delete it out of their system and by mistake gave it to their customers. It just was inevitable, the leak started happening online and so we had to just release it today.” (CBS Local)
Although only 15 seconds in length, Minaj left little to the imagination on what her “Anaconda” music video will showcase last weekend.
“Check out the WORLD PREMIERE video snippet of Anaconda. Now on iTunes!!! #AnacondaOniTunes Official Mastered VERSION,” Nicki captioned to her teaser video late August 3. (Nicki Minaj’s Instagram)
According to reports, the track uses a sample from 90’s hip-hop classic “Baby Got Back.”
From what can be heard on the leak, Polow and Da Internz have sampled Sir Mix-A-Lot‘s “Baby Got Back,” which is only fitting seeing Nicki’s pose on the “Anaconda” cover. The song so far has used snippets from the original hit, including “My anaconda don’t want none unless you got buns hun” and the voice clip “oh my God, Becky, look at her butt.” (XXL Mag)
Nicki broke the news about the song’s delayed release last month.
“My darlingz, I’ve pushed the release of Anaconda to next week, Monday 8/4. I promise you will understand why before the week is out. Loveeeeeeee uuuuuu,” Minaj captioned to a photo of herself July 27. (Nicki Minaj’s Instagram)