“Fefe” by 6ix9ine (featuring Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz)
“Fefe” is a song by American hip hop recording artist 6ix9ine featuring Trinidadian-born American rapper Nicki Minaj and Canadian songwriter and hip hop music producer Murda Beatz. In the song’s lyrics, among other things, 6ix9ine tells the world he’s the “King of New York” and “lookin’ for the Queen”.
Facts about “Fefe”
- “Fefe” was written by 5 songwriters, namely: 6ix9ine, Nicki Minaj, Murda Beatz, Andrew Green and the renowned German hip hop production duo called Cubeatz (brothers Tim and Kevin Gomringer).
- The song’s title “Fefe” is mentioned only once throughout the entire track.
- Many attributed the song’s immense success to the shocking kidnapping, robbery and beating of 6ix9ine which occurred on July 22, 2018 (the same day the track was released). The incident in question too place in New York. 6ix9ine had finished filming a music video and was returning home when a grou of assailants accosted him and mercilessly smacked him in the face multiple times until he became unconscious. The gunmen proceeded to carry him into their vehicle. They later succeeded in stealing almost a million dollars worth of jewelry from him and a cash amount of $35,000. His single “Fefe” had been released some hours before the robbery incident.
- A couple of days after the song came out, American rapper and songwriter Azealia Banks took to a number of social media platforms to heavily criticize Nicki Minaj for working with 6ix9ine simply because in 2015 he had pled guilty to abusing a 13-year-old girl. According to Banks, it was so wrong for Minaj to offer a helping hand to 6ix9ine who has been convicted for abusing a child.
- This song marks the first ever collaboration between Nicki Minaj and 6ix9ine.
- “Fefe” made its debut at the number 4 position on US Billboard Hot 100, thereby earning 6ix9ine the first top 10 hit of his entire career. Aside being 6ix9ine’s first Hot 100 chart top 10 hit, this song also marks 17th top 10 hit for Nicki Minaj on the same chart.
Did 6ix9ine rip off Valee’s flow from the track “Two 16’s”?
The moment “Fefe” was released the St. Louis based producer ChaseTheMoney claimed that 6ix9ine stole the rapper Valee’s flow on the 2017 track “Two 16’s” by Z Money and ChaseTheMoney featuring Valee. It is worth noting that ChaseTheMoney isn’t the only one who thinks that 6ix9ine’s flow on “Fefe” sounds very similar to that of Valee on “Two 16’s”.
But did 6ix9ine really rip off Valee’s flow? We encourage you to listen to both tracks and be the ultimate judge.