Nicki Minaj’s ‘Yikes’ Slips Out of the Hot 100 After Two Weeks

Published: Wednesday 4th Mar 2020 by Rashad

Yikes is exactly what diehard Nicki Minaj fans will say once they peruse the most updated Billboard Hot 100 and notice the Rap Queen’s latest single absent just three weeks after its arrival.

The Pooh Beatz-produced number, which premiered with little notice on February 7, was lauded for what many deemed a return to form for the diva.  A hard-hitting cut, that acclaim was reflected commercially as it premiered at #23 on the Hot 100 – her 108th appearance on the tally (an extension of her record among female recording artists).

The good news stopped there.  See what we mean inside:

After dropping to #81 on the Hot 100 last week, the refreshed chart reveals Minaj’s latest effort has slipped off the list all together in what would’ve been its third week.

Albeit billed a promotional single, ‘Yikes’ was undoubtedly a mean to ‘temp check’ and gauge public interest in the diva’s offerings while building buzz for her yet-titled fifth studio album slated for release later this year. From where we stand, initial reaction to the song suggests she succeeded on that front.

However, here’s hoping her next tune gets a bit more of a push (i.e. live performances, official music video, etc.) to spell a more long-term win on the charts.

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  1. Molly March 4, 2020

    Her consistency to not last long on the charts these days ??

  2. Jaquala Fletcher March 4, 2020

    Unless it’s a banger banger nobody is able to stay on them charts

    • Clarks0o0ñ March 4, 2020

      Very true

      Camila_Cabello on this weeks Billboard Charts

      Hot 100:
      #22 MyOhMy **NEW PEAK**
      #35 Señorita (former number 1)
      #86 South of the Border

      We love to see it.
      Camila a certified bop maker.

      • esra tuzcuoğlu orospusu March 9, 2020

        camilla flop !!!

  3. Miss me with that BS March 4, 2020

    YIKES ?

  4. Just Sayin’ March 4, 2020

    Yikes!! No one is surprise. Nicki has fallen off big time.

  5. Only Facts March 4, 2020

    Yikes indeed. Go ahead and release this album and take the final L, Nicholas. It’s a wrap

    • Queen Nicki Minaj March 4, 2020

      Haters gonna hate! Yikes!
      She’s the queen of rap. Periodt. Fight me??
      Normani is the L. No top 30 solo hits. That’s the real yikes!

      • Only Facts March 4, 2020

        Get at me when Normani releases her album, girl. This post is about NICKI MINAJ. Get at me when Nicki has the stats Cardi has. All Nicki has is the most hot 100 entries out of any female. Whoopty-doo. Who cares how many songs she has had on the charts if none of them at #1’s and most aren’t even in the top 70. Nicki is a loser and was only as big as she was because 1) Safaree was writing her lyrics and 2) she had no competition. FACTS!

      • Queen Nicki Minaj March 4, 2020

        Biash, listen carefully my dear . Nicki Minaj s*** all the haters including YOU about her not getting a #1. It’s crazy you clowned her for not having a song not feature #1 but when she finally got a #1 on 7 genres. Queen Nicki is winning. Normani is a flop and you will deal höe.

      • esra tuzcuoğlu orospusu March 9, 2020

        she is queen of pedos and tasteless morons like yours

    • Queen Nicki Minaj March 4, 2020

      And by the way Normancho only has three charted singles in hot 100. LOL

  6. Clarks0o0ñ March 4, 2020

    Hang it up, flat screen

    She’s over.

    I’m scared for cardi.
    I have a feeling shes gonna flop too.

    People have moved on from these two broads.

    • POPS Muva March 4, 2020

      Cardi has a bigger audience with her being Latina and pulling in spanish people and other mixed crowds she will be fine im 100% sure.

    • Fanciest BISH March 4, 2020

      OMG werent you flip flop asz defending her the other about her strraming numbers when in fact she was being saved by another artist, a la Shawn Mende… Retardd

      • Clarks0o0ñ March 4, 2020

        Gurl I’m not bias like u.

        I call it as I see it.

        She’s a flop but she’s still relevant.
        Numbers dont lie
        Her spotify monthly listeners are good.

    • esra tuzcuoğlu orospusu March 9, 2020

      you must scare for yo LameAss

  7. Missy March 4, 2020

    people are tired of her “i’m the best” bs. girl make some real music with some substance and then you can go back to being Queen. She comes off as angry more than anything. she doesn’t seem like a nice person.

    • POPS Muva March 4, 2020

      exactly! her arrogance is what made her become a flop

  8. I love big black c** March 4, 2020

    No time for this fake a-s-s b-i-t-c-h

    • POPS Muva March 4, 2020


  9. Tori March 4, 2020

    ???, Y’all trying time build this as a ‘promotional/buzz single’ to ‘temp check’ the public. Yet, if this was any other artist, you’d swear that their lead single had flopped. And if that’s the case, what the hell was “Megatron” and why did we have to sit through it? There’s no need to test the waters, release music to YOUR FANBASE and TOUR! Nicki hasn’t been in the public’s favor for 2 1/2 years, nothing’s changed. Even some of your own fans have turned against you. It’s called ‘passing your peak’!

    • POPS Muva March 4, 2020

      I think it’s best for her to just retire and keep her legacy. She should’ve stood gone. Now she has 2 L’s with Megatron and now this.

  10. Queen Nicki Minaj March 4, 2020

    Y’all trippin and hatin. LOL
    The Queen Nicki ain’t never left she sat back and watched ….. that’s what Sagittarius do play chess not checkers

    • esra tuzcuoğlu orospusu March 9, 2020

      what will happen when young f**** grow up ?

  11. Lol March 4, 2020

    Let the excuses roll in lol..

    • POPS Muva March 4, 2020

      they can’t make excuses she’s over.

  12. Queen Nicki Minaj March 4, 2020

    Haters gonna hate! Yikes!
    She’s the queen of rap. Periodt. Fight me??

    • esra tuzcuoğlu orospusu March 9, 2020

      quuen of pedos and young fa ggots

  13. High Price March 4, 2020

    Well. It’s never been more official than now. Strong or solid start, short finish… Her time is UP. No matter what she does, her music will always perform like this. But she’s not the only one so don’t feel so bad Nicki! Maybe she could lose the big ass, down grade to a much smaller one, and get into acting for the BIG screen. I’m sure she could dominate Hollywood if she works hard at this point.

    • POPS Muva March 4, 2020

      it’s all right there. all the clues, hints, sales and performance. No matter if this was a buzz single or not look at Megatron.. nothing she does at this point will save her career. she at last, has been defeated and Cardi B will take Hip Hop going forward.

      • High Price March 4, 2020


  14. what would whitney houston say March 4, 2020

    she should not have dis-respected Rosa Parks

    • what would whitney houston say March 4, 2020

      rest in peace to Rosa Parks who paid her fare and refused to get up.

    • Queen Nicki Minaj March 4, 2020

      She didn’t diss Rosa, if you know anything about rap you’ll know a little something about metaphors and double entendre’s, Rosa Parks stood for something by sitting down while people nowadays sit on they ass but like to tell other people what they should do for the culture, so Nicki saying git yo ass up and actually do something, while also saying these h*** is in my seat get yo ass up.

      • High Price March 4, 2020

        Yeah, some people understood it but still called it BS because that wasn’t the first time she’s referenced a civil rights leader. So who knows. She also didn’t confirm it was an double entendre either. She said on IG in her story that she didn’t care. So who knows …

      • Queen Nicki Minaj March 4, 2020

        OMG, its not literal. Its just a bar. Smh. When will people EVER cut Nicki any slack? Geez.

      • what would whitney houston say March 4, 2020

        get ya ass up……i get what she tryna say……that do not matter…….the chinese does not know that…they hear rosa being dis respected..she lost points

      • esra tuzcuoğlu orospusu March 9, 2020

        bla bla bla featuring nicki garbaj

    • High Price March 4, 2020

      That may be true but this pattern in Nicki’s Career so far started a couple years ago. So I wouldn’t say the Rosa Parks quote started the nail in the coffin.

    • POPS Muva March 4, 2020

      she was very disrespectful for that line.

  15. Cüümila Cebolla March 4, 2020

    As I said. Top 10 on bubbling under ??

    • Fancy BISH March 4, 2020


  16. Clarks0o0ñ March 4, 2020

    And u guys always laugh at Camila, can u see how hard it is to get a hit.

    Even Billie ellish james bond soundtrack is tumbling down the chart.
    The song didnt even hit the top 10.

    Everybody is struggling
    Competition is so much

    Post malone song circle has refused to leave the top 5 for how many months now

    Same with maroon 5’s song memories.

    Then u have one hit wonders roxanne, hot girl bummer, dance m***** that generate millions of streams every day. Blocking everybody

    Then u have the british invasion, dua lipa and harry styles and lewis capaldi who have refused to move from their positions.

    Let’s not forget almost every week there’s an album drop from a big name rapper.
    Their songs are flooding the chart.

    It’s not easy for anybody.
    It’s a miracle Camila’s my oh my is still climbing up the charts.

    • POPS Muva March 4, 2020

      CO-SIGN! it is very hard to get a hit and you wrote down the reasons why. It’s a lot of competition and also the top 10 of billboard has been very consistent. The Box holding on strong at number 1, then we have Dua Lipa’s ever growing smash Don’t Start Now. The Weeknd has been making a splash in there too. Harry Styles, and then you have the one hit wonders. Anybody who gets a top 10 needs to celebrate or even a consistent hit within the top 40.

  17. Shaun Harris March 4, 2020


  18. Fanciest BISH March 4, 2020

    I saw this coming TBH, her fans hype her up and always debuts in the top 30 only to last a few (2-5) weeks. You guys stream Say So and Hot Pink instead.

  19. Around the way filet March 4, 2020

    Sounds about right for a nicki single.

  20. Taz March 4, 2020

    This would be more alarming if it was sent to radio and had a video but as stated it was just a buzz track that isn’t going to be on the album. The chart obsessed fans and non-fans are annoying as hell.

    • Around the way filet March 4, 2020

      All of her previous singles shared the same fate. The Barbz love an excuse.

      • Around the way filet March 4, 2020

        Sorry her previous singles from “QUEEN”

  21. E. March 4, 2020

    Look at the haters as usual front & center. I’m not coming with no excuses. I still love Nicki music whether it’s on the charts or not. People with sense knows that the industry age you out and focus on the younger, newer artist. Speaking of newer artist Megan is a new artist who has also fallen off the charts. Per usual the “haters” are so obsessed with Nicki that when they update the charts her name is the only one they’re looking for. #UNHEALTHYOBSESSION

  22. E. March 4, 2020

    When Cardi meet the same fate and a new female rapper surpasses her. Cardi fans gone still be bringing up her #1s that’ll be like 20 years old. By then it’ll be a female rapper with about 10 #1s but y’all will still be bringing up Cardi’s 3. She’ll be aged out by then. I doubt she’ll have the longevity as Nicki. People still work with Nicki cause she has talent. People work with Cardi just because she’s what’s popular right now. There’s a difference. Prime example when Ashanti came out people didn’t collab with her cause she was the best singer it was because she was hot at the time. She started it off with #1s as well. However, she didn’t have longevity. I would prefer longevity over being fly-by-night anyday. Nicki still making money regardless of the haters. Chun-Li got her that Fendi deal, she’s a smart business woman.

  23. TLD March 4, 2020

    Nikki’s choice of husband is going to cause her career to go down even faster than it already was!!!

  24. Adonis March 5, 2020

    The fact that she got married to a convicted kil.ler on a se x offenders register for life, just to remain relevant in this Cardi B era is ridiculous. Behehhehehe

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