Nicki Minaj - Dear Old Nicki Lyrics




Maybe you died 'cause everybody ask me where you at
I tried to channel you in hopes that I could stare you back
But it's like every intersection we just missed each other
You got your fans waiting tell me you ain't six feet under
And tell me that you're coming back and you just took a break
Maybe I blamed you for everything that was my mistake
In hindsight I loved your rawness and I loved your edge
'Cause it was you who talked me down from jumping off the ledge
Your earrings bamboo, your long nails too
Your BMW every time you came through
You was the brave heart
You stole Wayne heart
You never switched it up
You played the same part
But I needed to grow
And I needed to know
Were there some things inside of me that I needed to show?

So I just deaded you
Left you in all black
But dear old Nicki
Please call back

You told me you'd come when I needed you
And you said it so sweetly I believed you
But I'm standing here calling I can't see you
But I am holding you, holding you, holding you to that

Yo, did I chase the glitz and glamour
Money, fame and power
'Cause if so that will forever go down my lamest hour
I should've kept you with me getting at them nameless cowards
There was no match for you, couldn't defeat your prowess
I had to make them changes, I hoped you understood
You see for every bad, I did a ton of good
But you was underground, and I was mainstream
I live the life now, that we would daydream
My only wish is you come enjoy it with me
Get on them conference calls, go meet the lawyers with me
The money came, yeah, tripled and quadrupled it
But I still miss us when we was just on some stupid shit
And it's still fuck the media
They ridiculed you, never believed in you

They just deaded you
Left you in all black
But dear old Nicki
Please call back

You told me you'd come when I needed you
And you said it so sweetly I believed you
But I'm standing here calling I can't see you
But I am holding you, holding you, holding you to that

And yes I'm holding you, holding you, holding you
And, yes I'm holding you, holding you, holding you
And yes I'm holding you, holding you, holding you
To that

And yes I'm holding you, holding you, holding you
And, yes I'm holding you, holding you, holding you
And yes I'm holding you, holding you, holding you
To that





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Nicki Minaj Dear Old Nicki Comments
  1. Lena_ 2001

    This song is everything!!💓💓👸🏽

  2. Anthony Rocks

    Cardi can never

  3. Ricky Diamond

    For everyone saying this song hits different you guys are sooo right cause it really does and it’s songs like this is the reason other rappers could never compare no shade but until another rapper can express this much emotion in a song they will never be on Nicki Minaj’s level

  4. Trill Boy

    DUDE FAREAL..

  5. Who am I

    Happy birthday queen🥺🖤🧡‼️

  6. maria nanyunja

    I always cry when I listen to this. I can totally relate.

  7. it's jhostin

    Hola soy barb, y quisiera que me ayuden en mi canal de youtube para crecer 😭🖤🙏🏼👑

  8. it's jhostin

    Hi, im barb, Subscribe to my channel and help me achieve my goal! Youtube please 😭🖤👑🙏🏼

  9. it's jhostin

    🖤😭👑😭🖤👑👑

  10. it's jhostin

    🖤👑😭👑🖤👑😭

  11. it's jhostin

    🖤😭👑🖤😭😭👑👑👑

  12. it's jhostin

    👑😭🖤👑😭😭

  13. it's jhostin

    🖤👑😭👑🖤👑

  14. it's jhostin

    🖤👑😭👑🖤👑

  15. it's jhostin

    🖤👑😭👑🖤👑

  16. it's jhostin

    😭😭😭😭👑🖤👑

  17. HardWhiteMinaj

    WHO'S HERE AFTER THE 9 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF PINK FRIDAY??

  18. tsunamixvibes

    when she says “you told me, you’d come when i needed you” my heart just drops😔

    Christopher Brownlee

    Omg that's exactly how I feel

  19. Shiva Soul Lit

    I miss this nicki

  20. Edna Greer

    still listening in 2k19 11/18/19

  21. taco bélle

    Before you all start talking about missing the old nicki, know that she misses her too.

  22. it's jhostin

    Nicki please come back to martha, and pink 🦄👑🖤

  23. maria nanyunja

    I always cry like a baby listening to this song😭😭😭😭😪.

  24. maria nanyunja

    Who is cutting onions😥😓?

  25. Mr And Mrs Waters

    Simply the best 💜💜🔥💯

  26. taco bélle

    The fact this beautiful soul will leave the rap gang for good one day... 😢😢😢

  27. Next 2 Ya

    literally my fav era! omg

  28. Christina _ Productions

    I miss this nicki ❤️❤️

  29. Christina _ Productions

    I miss this nicki ❤️❤️

  30. Armani

    I’m tearing up. She came such a long way. I guess once you’re at the top for so long the brainwashed public gets tired of seeing you win and eventually starts praying for your downfall. We love you Nicki.

  31. Quality Content

    Dear Old Nicki Please Come Back

  32. Tmnit Andom

    2019 😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  33. Tmnit Andom

    i love this from all my hesrt😭😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  34. Amazing Amy

    I'm ok. Doing amazing. I needed this time off so I don't end up like everyone else and chasing a bag.........

  35. Alexious Ayers

    This WHOLE Album Was Fye 💛 Bring This Nicki Back

  36. 20Mike Masimalo

    Dear Nicki,








    You are Legendary!!!

  37. Elax Tucker

    So dope 2020

  38. Nicki Music

    Queen 😭😍

  39. laqueedra Davis

    😍😩

  40. Rocky Zee

    This hits different

  41. Foxxy Lady Shayy

    This was honestly my fav album from Nicki. It came at a time I was fighting to get my family back. I legit played the entire album er-day 🤣. I got things together and bossed tf up tho 💯. Thanks Nicki for helping me pull through fr 💜.

  42. Dariona Kitty Pudd

    Love This Song ❤

  43. Jesus

    Here after the Queen announced her retirement 😭😭

  44. nica_ bb

    After nicki announced her retirement I legit came and listened to this song😥

  45. Donya’s Corner

    Dear Old Nicki pt 2 is what we need

  46. BrandiB

    “And it’s still fuck da media.”👑👑👑

  47. Darrien pennington

    I'm trying, and being patient

  48. Yefit Alamo

    Perfect voice❤

  49. RIA Hansen

    This shit piss me off when they throw nicki’s name in the dirt and compare her to others. Hate or love her , but Nicki was running the game during a time no female rappers were really in the scene. From 2010 to now , thats a legacy y’all better respect that shit. Don’t forget who was holding it down for the female rap when no one was in the game.

  50. Alex Xolo

    This song is beautiful

  51. keshi_here_and_ there

    ❣❣❣❣❣❣❣

  52. Marveon

    Don’t retire, we NEED you. Do you not know who you are ? I know your not dead, but it just rips apart of me out. Don’t leave. PLEASE. 🥺

  53. Abriel

    Nicki's retirement has here....... ☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️ I'm scared bc I'll miss her being featured in new songs. 😔😔😔😩

  54. Curlyheaded Maya

    Who here after she said shes retiring😥

  55. Patrice Love

    Plz don't retire ma we luv u💋😘😘😘❤️

  56. Lupe

    This hits different since shes retiring. I love you Nicki. Forever.

  57. Arianaloves Nicki

    Heard Nicki is retiring & came straight here😭🥺❤️

    Frederick Meeks

    Facts!!!

  58. Ramel Lavender

    This song hits so much differently know. This one was for us Barbz. I didn’t realize it until this moment...Nicki probably didn’t either, but this one put in perspective...this one is us Barbz. Every word we forget to say it’s here. I’ve never cried so much at night about a celebrity or musician...but this hit hard and now I can’t stop crying.

    Nagret Vega

    Ramel Lavender yoo I thought I was the only one 🙌🏽 now in 2019 it hits harder than ever !! Barbz gang 💖💖💖🤘🏽

  59. Juan Pascual

    Here after her supposed retirement :( I just know she trolling

    Oro Porro

    😩😩

  60. Jess_ Jessica

    "And tell me that you coming back and you just took a break" Here after her retirement

  61. Jay-lina

    I'm here after she announced her retirement :'(

    Vanessa Bondessa

    she back again

    Tosha Thomas

    Vanessa Bondessazwzwdddddywi

    Tosha Thomas

    Melissa Monik' s didn’tsy

    Anthony Rocks

    She not I just realized

    Duaa Ibrahim

    She retired !!!

  62. Vuyani Visagie

    Who is here after her retirement announcement? 💔

    Fathia Fasasi

    Me😌😥

  63. lean machine

    omg nicki please dont retire 😢

  64. Darrien pennington

    I'm so completely honored by you, Beloved and I'm listening

  65. Darrien pennington

    Today I'm working with you, with extra care; I'm not mad at you, I'm upset with the toxicity that surrounds you, right now

  66. Darrien pennington

    the fact that your emotional needs aren't being met, makes me mad

  67. Jabomel Whitted

    I miss old Nicki. Rough, raw, new york af, even the deep voice is gone (unless shes mad) lol.

  68. Damian Smith

    I love all of you new and old but this song makes me feel like we have a connection heart to heart and that’s why I love you and everything you do so much no matter what keep grinding❤️❤️

  69. Tay

    old nicki was the only good nicki sorry

  70. Jess Touchet

    2019 here !

  71. MR.ATLANTA GOSSIP

    Where you at NICKI?

  72. MR.ATLANTA GOSSIP

    Dear old nicki ,
    This song should mean more to you now then ever

  73. Darrien pennington

    Good Morning Beloved, sorry had internet trouble, How are you??

  74. Darrien pennington

    I realize we all have problems and I'm most grateful, we're together to, I sure hope these trials are about wrapped up

  75. Andrea Ward

    2019 still queen

  76. Darrien pennington

    why am I seeing your Song "Last Chance" is something wrong??

  77. Moonlight Child

    😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  78. Amber Romero

    Nikki I think everyone is begging for you to come back 😏

  79. Lauriel Young

    we need some singing again 😢 a mixture of the rap too but i miss my songs 😢♥️

  80. maria nanyunja

    I think Jermaine dupri should listen to the pink friday album 🤗.

  81. Nåjiyåh Sɐvɐge

    Dear Old Najiyah

  82. Pine Apple

    Always thought it was “holding you to debt.” Not “that.”

  83. Fabienne C

    this was my fave song of hers

  84. Aaron McPherson

    Stream #MEGATRON 💨

  85. life as neisha

    This some make me wanna cry lol .

  86. Jas'Lene Wiley

    This song is beautiful.

  87. lolo cuteiepie

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  88. maria nanyunja

    I miss the old Nicki 😑😥

  89. Travis Kendrick

    I love this song man😩

  90. Janay Hunter

    My favorite song 😘😍

  91. Xolile Gulwako

    still here 2019

  92. Lily Sweetie

    Still so dope!!

  93. Yep I'm a anime fan

    I love this song, it's beautiful

  94. D'Angelo Clark

    But Dear Old Nicki. Please come back.

  95. Elhae Carter

    Classic Album💯🔥🔥🔥

  96. Sonic Dash

    Its may 2019 and I'm listening to this cause I wanted to show it to my sis and it literally gets me everytime like ugh!! Nicki was and still is the best but like can she make more songs like this please *cries* lol... Nicki Minaj you are the best!!

  97. Stocking Anarchy

    "Dear Old Nicki"


    Maybe you died 'cause everybody ask me where you at
    I tried to channel you in hopes that I could stare you back
    But it's like every intersection we just missed each other
    You got your fans waiting tell me you ain't six feet under
    And tell me that you're coming back and you just took a break
    Maybe I blamed you for everything that was my mistake
    In hindsight I loved your rawness and I loved your edge
    'Cause it was you who talked me down from jumping off the ledge
    Your earrings bamboo, your long nails too
    Your BMW every time you came through
    You was the brave heart
    You stole Wayne heart
    You never switched it up
    You played the same part
    But I needed to grow
    And I needed to know
    Were there some things inside of me that I needed to show?

    So I just deaded you
    Left you in all black
    But dear old Nicki
    Please call back

    You told me you'd come when I needed you
    And you said it so sweetly I believed you
    But I'm standing here calling I can't see you
    But I am holding you, holding you, holding you to that

    Yo, did I chase the glitz and glamour
    Money, fame and power
    'Cause if so that will forever go down my lamest hour
    I should've kept you with me getting at them nameless cowards
    There was no match for you, couldn't defeat your prowess
    I had to make them changes, I hoped you understood
    You see for every bad, I did a ton of good
    But you was underground, and I was mainstream
    I live the life now, that we would daydream
    My only wish is you come enjoy it with me
    Get on them conference calls, go meet the lawyers with me
    The money came, yeah, tripled and quadrupled it
    But I still miss us when we was just on some stupid shit
    And it's still fuck the media
    They ridiculed you, never believed in you

    They just deaded you
    Left you in all black
    But dear old Nicki
    Please call back

    You told me you'd come when I needed you
    And you said it so sweetly I believed you
    But I'm standing here calling I can't see you
    But I am holding you, holding you, holding you to that

    And yes I'm holding you, holding you, holding you
    And, yes I'm holding you, holding you, holding you
    And yes I'm holding you, holding you, holding you
    To that

    And yes I'm holding you, holding you, holding you
    And, yes I'm holding you, holding you, holding you
    And yes I'm holding you, holding you, holding you
    To that

    malberry

    Stocking Anarchy stocking from paswg is a nicki fan huh

  98. Fra Light

    I dedicated at Nicki now

  99. courtney marie

    Dear old Nicki we need you

  100. Achundris Williams

    One of my favorite Songs on This Album 💕💕

    Zachary Raymond

    My fav is the whole album.. I bought the deluxe years ago and I was like these are the extra songs they were the worst on here I don't remember them all there were like 3 I liked one I think lol but I liked them anyways caused it was Nicki j.s

    Ryequell Williams

    Same here nd also Save Me

    ThatGirlKayla K.

    Gosh darn right