Avril Lavigne & Nicki Minaj's Single 'Dumb Blonde' Has Finally Dropped
Would you believe me if I told you the hottest power pop duo today is Nicki Minaj and Avril Lavigne? Believe it, because the brazen Queen MC and the former punk princess have joined forces for a feisty new kiss-off anthem, "Dumb Blonde," which is like the love child of Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" and Hoku's "Another Dumb Blonde." (You're welcome for that blast from the past.)
The first two singles from Lavigne's new Head Above Water era — "Tell Me It's Over" and the epic title track — found the singer in more emotional, mature territory, but "Dumb Blonde" brings back the sneering attitude she was once known for. "I ain't no dumb blonde / I ain't no stupid Barbie doll / I got my game on / Watch me, watch me, watch me prove you wrong," she asserts on the foot-stomping chorus.
Over a rattling drumline, her fellow hell-raising bombshell Nicki chimes in, "All the hatin' you was doin' got the Barbie poppin' / Now all of them wanna be a Barbie, I'm watchin.'"
Prior to the song's release, Minaj opened up about how she's a long-time fan of Lavigne's. "I used to drive to my job @ Red Lobster playing this woman's album for an hour straight everyday for months," she shared, name-checking "I'm With You" and "Sk8er Boi" as her favorite jams. "This woman is so unbelievably talented."
I used to drive to my job @ Red Lobster playing this woman’s album for an hour straight everyday for months. 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 💖 https://t.co/7h75jZHIW2
— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) February 11, 2019
Lavigne returned the love, calling Minaj "legendary" and tweeting, "Nicki is such a talented, strong woman and driving force. Having her on the song is so special to me."
"Dumb Blonde" is the latest taste of Lavigne's Head Above Water — her first album in six years — which arrives this Friday (February 15). Welcome back, Avril!
- Madeline Roth.
These Are The Celebrities That Butted Heads In 2018...
These Are The Celebrities That Butted Heads In 2018
Getty1 of 11
Getty2 of 11
Getty3 of 11
Getty4 of 11
Getty5 of 11
Getty6 of 11
Getty7 of 11
Getty8 of 11
Getty9 of 11
Getty10 of 11
Getty11 of 11