With Head Above Water just days away from dropping on February 15th, Avril Lavigne has decided to provide us with one more reassuring glimpse into her anticipated sixth studio LP: “Dumb Blonde,” featuring Nicki Minaj!
“@NickiMinaj is my favorite!!! I’ve been listening to her for so long,” Avril tweeted. “Having her on the song is so special to me. We wrote ‘Dumb Blonde‘ as an anthem for anyone who has been stereotyped or talked down to. Keep your confidence up and don’t let anyone tell you how to be.”
And an anthem it is! The track, co-written alongside Bonnie McKee, is a fiery kiss-off that sees them taking ownership of their power.
“I ain’t no dumb blonde / I ain’t no stupid Barbie doll / I got my game on / Watch me prove you wrong,” Avril chants on the hook, while the Queen calls out the haters and frauds on her spitfire verse: “All the hatin’ you was doing got the Barbie poppin’ / Now all of them wanna be a Barbie, I’m watchin’,” raps Nicki. “I am the prototype, The Pinkprint / No, I don’t want no frauds, wink wink.”
It’s exactly what one would hope to come from the starlet who has brought us countless bratty-pop smashes over the past decade. A welcome return-to-form. I ain’t mad at it!