Meaning of “Chun-Li” by Nicki Minaj

“Chun-Li” is a song by Trinidadian-born American rapper and songwriter Nicki Minaj. The lyrics of the song are purely directed at Minaj’s online haters, whom she attacks severely on the track. According to Minaj, her online haters need rappers like her so that they can rush to their “f**king keyboards” and paint her black. Aside angrily attacking her detractors, she also proudly raps about her remarkable accomplishments in the hip hop industry.

Chun-Li lyrics

Facts about “Chun-Li”

  • The song was written by Nicki Minaj and American songwriter and music producer Jeremy Reid. The pair also handled the song’s production.
  • The song’s title was inspired by the character Chun-Li from the legendary Chinese fighting video game Street Fighter. It is not exactly clear why Minaj chose the character’s name as the title of the track but it is likely she did so because to a certain degree, the character Chun-Li represents the strength and power of a female. It is worth noting that Chun-Li is the most famous female fighting game character in the gaming world.
  • This isn’t the first time Minaj has used the name “Chun-Li” in her lyrics. The rapper used it in her verse in the 2011 single Fireball by Willow Smith. In the verse, Minaj referred to herself as the”street fighter” called “Chun-Li”.
  • The official music video of “Chun-Li” was directed by renowned American photographer and music video director Steven Klein.
  • The song officially came out on April 12, 2018 as one of the singles from Minaj’s fourth studio album, which is currently not titled.
  • The song peaked at number 26 on the UK Singles Chart and number 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

3 Responses

  1. kennedy zaloumis says:

    i feel like no one can blame nicki minaj for what she does, i mean all you ni**as really do piss her off and its really not cool. chun li was really ment for you guys, they need rappers like her “Oh, I get it, huh, they paintin’ me out to be the bad guy, well when’s the last time the bad guy do the rap game like me?” hit me up to know more cause i gat more to say more than this.

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    • Diamond says:

      Yeah really not really her fault
      Seriously we all are refusing to see how good she is don’t know why, no matter what
      She is really good nd we all know that she is always at the top sh*t ….. Now get on your keyboards

  2. Dauda Sarah says:

    sure I love this so all her haters back off
    Before is too late ok

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