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Nicki Minaj Apologizes For 'Abrupt & Insensitive' Tweet About Retiring, Promises Wider Discussion

By Billboard

Avril Lavigne unveiled the third single from her upcoming Head Above Water album, titled “Dumb Blonde” and featuring Nicki Minaj, on Tuesday (Feb. 12).

"I ain’t no dumb blonde/I ain’t no stupid Barbie doll/I got my game on/You gon' watch me, watch me, watch me prove you wrong," Lavigne asserts on the foot-stomping chorus. Minaj later offers up an explosive, don't-mess verse.

"@NickiMinaj is my favorite!!! I’ve been listening to her for so long," Lavigne also tweeted ahead of the drop. "As soon as I recorded #DumbBlonde, I knew she’d be the perfect artist to collaborate with on it. When she said yes it was like a dream come true!!!"

Minaj also revealed that she is a longtime fan of Avril’s music. "I used to drive to my job [at] Red Lobster playing this woman’s album for an hour straight everyday for months," Minaj tweeted. "Crying to "I’m with you”, blasting “complicated” “things I’ll never say” “nobody’s fool” “sk8er boi”. omg. #DumbBlonde tmrw. This woman is so unbelievably talented.”

“Dumb Blonde” follows the release of title track “Head Above Water” and “Tell Me It’s Over” as the third release from Lavigne’s forthcoming sixth studio album -- her first since being diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2014.

Listen to the new song below.


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