Nicki Minaj and Future’s intimate duet “You Da Baddest” hits one million album-equivalent units, earning the rappers another platinum plaque.
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Given how beloved both Nicki and Future are as artists, it’s actually kind of surprising to see “You Da Baddest” hit the million-mark two years removed from the release of HNDRXX. As of this moment, the official YouTube video sits at one hundred and eighty-one million views; while both rappers have bigger hits in their respective catalogs, it feels like “You Da Baddest” going platinum was inevitable given the star-power behind it. At this point, it wouldn’t be surprising to see their most recent collaboration, “Sir” off Queen, to follow suit and hit that gold marker.
With rumors swirling that Future and Nicki Minaj are both planning on dropping some new music, perhaps we’ll see them unite for yet another collaboration. After all, Future recently cleared his Instagram page, a telltale sign that something is afoot. On Minaj’s side, while motherhood has been occupying the majority of her time, there have been rumblings that a return to the studio is indeed underway — are you looking to hear a new project from the Queen? Either way, congratulations to Minaj and Future for earning themselves another platinum plaque for their collection.