Last year, it was reported that Aqua’s Barbie Girl would not be featured in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie, which was wrong but not that surprising. Mattel sued Aqua’s North American label MCA Records, shortly after the song was released in 1997. The case was ultimately dismissed. But last month, we learned that Barbie Girl made it into the movie as a remix featuring Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice. And I’m amazed that these tricks managed to fit two verses and three choruses into a song that is under two minutes long. UNDER TWO MINUTES? Now, to make sure streams reach the millions, songs don’t even last as long as my motherfucking frozen peas in the microwave?
The music video for Barbie World is two minutes and nine seconds, and there’s an intro and outro skit featuring the rapstresses as Barbies. That’s two minutes and nine seconds too long for the non-Barbs out there. Pitchfork says Hannah Lux Davis directed it, and I’m not sure if it was filmed on the same set as the Barbie movie, but I sure the fuck hope so–get some use out of that extensive piece of human labor! Here’s the video:
Well, their wig game in the video is on point. Although it really does look like these women filmed for a maximum of fifteen minutes together. But they’re at least jointly doing all the promo they should be:
I’m sure the only drama between these two was who got that hot pink mullet wig. And at least, if this song flops, Ice Spice won’t catch strays from Nicki like Latto did when Nicki’s song Super Freaky Girl was nominated in the Pop category of the Grammys. Ice Spice is in the song, too; surely Nicki won’t be able to get mad at her… right?
And if you need a palate cleanser, here you go: