Nicki Minaj releases ‘Red Ruby Da Sleeze,’ a refix of ‘Never Leave you’ to kick-start the year
American rapper, Nicki Minaj has finally released her much anticipated track of the year, “Red Ruby Da Sleeze” in fulfillment of her promise to fans in making the new year worth to remember.
“Red Ruby Da Sleeze,” is a refix of Lumidee’s old track christened: “Never Leave you”. This first solo single of the Queen rapper in 2023, was released on Friday, March 3.
She dropped the audio alongside its video on same day which has garnered lots of comments from fans and listeners of the rap song.
The rapper announced the release of the track on Thursday February 23, 2023 with behind-the-scenes clips from a music video shoot, afterward posting the single’s official artwork on Instagram.
In the photo, she posed next to a chef hard at work in a restaurant kitchen, staring down the camera as she stirs a frying pan.
Minaj was wearing a brightly patterned vintage Jean Paul Gaultier dress, yellow heels and split-dyed hair, half red and half pink.
Touching on the hook of the song, she said Tate wrote the hook and praised him for his efforts in making the single explicit.
“I almost didn’t want to tell people that, you know, I was affiliated with him because I don’t want that to affect his business. But he’s an artist, and that’s him on that hook. He wrote that hook,” Nicki Minaj added.
In the clip of the “Red Ruby Da Sleeze” music video, the Queen Radio host rapped while a darkly-lit dance party unfolded behind her.
Minaj later revealed that the video was filmed in her home island of Trinidad and Tobago, where she has been spending time amid the island’s 2023 Carnival.
The new track was bound to be Minaj’s first solo released since last summer’s “Super Freaky Girl,” a reimagined version of Rick James “Super Freak” that debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
It was the “Super Bass” hitmaker’s first ever solo song to top the chart, and the first number one debut for a hip-hop song by a female artiste with no accompanying acts since Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” in 1998.