Willow, ‘Fireball’ Feat. Nicki Minaj – Song Review
Willow has teamed up with Nicki Minaj for a brand-new song, the first since she released her single ’21st Century Girl’ back in March. The song is called ‘Fireball,’ a drum-centric track which finds Willow testing out her rap skills.
The track kicks off with a sassy intro from 10-year-old Willow, who addresses a bunch of weak party-goers by saying, “Um hello? Can we get this party started?!?” The song then switches over to the repetitive chorus of, “I’m the fireball / I’m the fireball / I’m the fire / I’m the fireball / I’m the fireball / I’m the fire,” to which later adds that she’s the “fireball of the party.”
Over a rising and falling synth that is reminiscent of a combination of horns and kazoos, Willow raps, “Shook the world up / Now I caused a little drama … Brighter than the stars / I’m ahead of the curve.” Minaj joins in the song after the second verse and refrain, rapping, “Ayo Willow, didn’t I just see you in china? / You’re real major eve though you a minor / Your daddy keep you in designer / You’re gully gully gully / Yeah you’re gully kinda.” Only kinda gully, Nicki? Looks like someone ran out of words to rhyme with — just sayin’.
Although we commend Willow for having the guts to branch out into the rap world, we like her better as a singer. ‘Fireball’ lacks the young appeal that ‘Whip My Hair’ and ’21st Century Girl’ held, and it’s hard to believe that a 10-year-old could really be the fireball of a party, unless it’s one where parents are serving pizza and goodie bags to the attendees. The beat is also a bit redundant, as is the chorus. Overall, we think Willow should keep “whipping her hair back and forth” and ditch the pyrotechnics.
Listen to Willow, ‘Fireball’ Feat. Nicki Minaj