Nicki Minaj “Chun-Li” Lyrics Translated Into English

First off, I just want to say that Nicki Minaj’s “Chun-Li” song is better than Cardi B’s entire career thus far.

[Verse 1:  Nicki Minaj]

Ayo, look like I’m goin’ for a swim
Dunk on ’em, now I’m swingin’ off the rim
Bitch ain’t comin’ off the bench
While I’m comin’ off the court fully drenched
Here, get some haterade, get ya thirst quenched
Styled on ’em in this Burberry trench
These birds copy every word, every inch
But gang gang got the hammer and the wrench (brrr)
I pull up in that quarter milli off the lot
Oh, now she tryna be friends like I forgot
Show off my diamonds like I’m signed by the Roc (by the rock)
Ain’t pushin’ out his babies ’til he buy the rock

Translation:  Onika Tanya Maraj

Greetings everybody.  At this present moment I feel so relaxed that I feel like I want to just take a casual swim in the pool.  The reason being is because every time I step inside of a recording booth or perform a concert, I have a reputation known for outshining my fellow rap artist competitor so much so that you could equate my talent to that of an NBA player graciously dunking on his fellow opponent then to add a flare of showmanship to celebrate the dunk, the NBA player just casually swings on the rim to reinforce that fact that he just dunked on his opponent, which will more than likely be a part of a highlight reel on a sports news channel.  So I just want you all to truly understand that my rap skills are so amazing that I do not want you to confuse me with these new rappers out here trying to make a name.  I will outshine the new artist who is currently hot now.  Sadly, a lot of rappers (especially female rappers) tend to take issue with my talent, so to show that I am the bigger woman, I like to offer them a bottle of “haterade” to help quench their thirst of hatred they have for me due to my impeccable rapping skills.  While my competition is tending their dehydration needs, I like to put on my Burberry trench coat which can cost anywhere from $860 to $2000.  One of the things about me being so amazing and influential is how so many female rappers like to mimic my style from the way I rap to my choice of fashion.  Unfortunately these women fail to realize that I am connected with some people that carry weapons in the form of guns to help protect me in case these other female rappers decide to ever take their levels of jealousy to a place where I feel my safety may be in danger.  But since now that you all know that I am fully protected by a bunch of people who like to carry guns on them, to show these other female rappers how successful I am at rapping, I can go down to any luxury car dealership and pay $250k for a luxury car just on a whim.  As a result of me spending $250k on a luxury car, oftentimes these same female rappers who despise me all of sudden want to be my friend I’m assuming so that can ride in the car to be seen with me as if we were always friends.  But we’re not.  We never were.  I never forgot about all of the jealousy these women had towards me.  To let these women know that we are not friends and to cause them to be even more envious of my success, I like to flaunt my diamond jewelry in their face similar to how rapper Sean Carter (Jay Z) would put his pointer fingers together & his thumbs together to form the shape of diamond which was a symbol of his former record label known as Rocafella Records.  Lastly, I just want to remind people that I am not having kids by any man until he buys me an engagement ring.


Ayo, I been on, bitch, you been corn
Bentley tints on, Fendi prints on
I mean I been Storm, X-Men been formed
He keep on dialin’ Nicki like the Prince song
I-I-I been on, bitch, you been corn
Bentley tints on, Fendi prints on
Ayo, I been north, Lara been Croft
Plates say Chun-Li, drop the Benz off


To all of you female rappers out there, please understand that I am not brand new to this business.  I’ve been in the music industry since 2004.  Sadly, you’ve probably been corny for just as long.  My success allows for me own luxury Bentley cars with tinted windows and to wear Italian high fashion clothing called Fendi that you can’t afford.  When it comes to the music business of hip hop where this industry is dominated by men, you can think of me like Storm from the X-Men where she was one of the few, yet highly respected female superheroes surrounded by a bunch of male superheroes.  My success is so amazing that I have men constantly trying to get in contact me the same way the late-great musical genius by the name of Prince was singing about a woman named Nikki in his song “Darling Nikki“.  But regardless, I’ve been making music professionally since 2004 while you were just another corny person running around your neighborhood.  Once again, look at the my Bentley with tinted windows and my high fashion Fendi attire I’m wearing that you can’t afford.  Compared to you other female rappers out there, I have been at the top of this industry.  I want to give a shout out to the movie character Lara Croft of the movies Tomb Raider.  In order to help make this rhyme stay on beat and a certain tempo, I just decided to randomly inject her name into the lyrics simply because it rhymed, despite the phrase “Lara been Croft” having no direct translation to explain why I decided to mention her name.  Anyways, as you all try to figure out exactly what “Lara been Croft” is supposed to mean, feel free to look at the license plates on Mercedes Benz.  They say “Chun-Li”, which just happens to be the name of the female character from the classic video game called Street Fighter, whom I decided to name this song after to express my affinity for Asian culture.

[Interlude 1]

Oh, I get it, huh, they paintin’ me out to be the bad guy
Well it’s the last time you gonna see a bad guy do the rap game like me


Here’s the part of the song where I give off a very horrible impression of Al Pacino’s “Scarface” character during that one scene where Scarface was in the restaurant telling all of the rich people in the restaurant how they do not have the guts to be who they want to be in life.

[Verse 2]

I went and copped the chopsticks, put it in my bun just to pop shit
I’m always in the top shit, box seats, bitch, fuck the gossip
How many of them coulda did it with finesse?
Now everybody like, “She really is the best”
You play checkers, couldn’t beat me playin’ chess
Now I’m about to turn around and beat my chest
Bitch, it’s King Kong, yes, it’s King Kong
Bitch, it’s King Kong, this is King Kong
Chinese ink on, Siamese links on
Call me 2 Chainz, name go ding dong
Bitch, it’s King Kong, yes, I’m King Kong
This is King Kong? Yes, Miss King Kong
In my kingdom wit’ my Timbs on
How many championships? What? Six rings on


To show my love for Asian culture, I decided to buy some hair accessories that resemble chopsticks and place them in my bun to culturally appropriate an Asian hair style.  To dispel some rumors about my financial success, every time I attend a sporting event, I never sit with the regular people.  I’m in the expensive box seats.  How many of you out there can live this life of luxury so flawlessly like me?  Not many which is why you all continue to say that I am the best female rapper in the industry as proven by my ability to sit in expensive box seats and sporting events.  My intelligence compared to the rest of you is rather high which is why you all only choose to play checkers because you can’t think on a high enough plane to comprehend the strategy involved with playing a game of chess.  But despite constantly being told that I need to humble myself, sometimes I feel like I have to remind people loud and clear that I am the best at what I do by figuratively beating on my chest like King Kong would do in his movies to remind other animals that he was the king.  So yes, I am the figurative “King Kong” of the hip hop music industry.  Once again, my love for Asian cultural appropriation convinced me get Chinese letter tattooed on my left arm which probably mean something totally different from what I was told they actually meant prior to the tattoo being inked on my body.  I like Siamese cats also known as Siamese lynx.  For some reason, you can refer to me as Tauheed Epps better knows professionally as rapper 2 Chainz.  Why am I telling you that can refer to me as the female version of 2 Chainz?  Simple, people go crazy when they hear his name.  And being that I also call myself “King Kong”, you can also refer to me as Miss King Kong especially as I’m walking around with my Timberland boots on that people from New York City are known for wearing unapologetically with every outfit.  But finally, the reason why I say that I am the best is because when I first came out and became nationally known, there was about a time frame of 6 years in a row where I literally didn’t have any real female rap competition that could compete on the same level as me.

[Interlude 2]

They need rappers like me!
They need rappers like me!
So they can get on their fucking keyboards!
And make me the bad guy, Chun-Li


Here’s the part of the song where I’m finishing my horrible rendition of Al Pacino’s “Scarface” character by reminding everybody out there who likes to write blogs about me that the industry needs women like me who can be painted as the bad guy in opposition to everybody’s current favorite female rapper who just became popular.

[Chorus Repeated]


I come alive, I, I’m always sky high
Designer thigh highs, it’s my lifestyle
I come alive, I, I’m always sky high
Designer thigh highs, it’s my lifestyle
I need a Mai Tai, so fuckin’ sci-fi
Gimme the password to the fuckin’ wifi


Well, as I close out my song, just remember that whenever I put out some new music, people take notice which causes my name to rise back to the top.  As a result of my success, I’m able to afford thigh high designer boots.  But right now, I feel as though I need a Mai Tai cocktail because I’m just so out of this world with my talent.  While my Mai Tai is being prepared, I would greatly appreciate it if you could give me the password to the WiFi so that I can log on to the internet so that I don’t eat up all the data on my current data plan.

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