Doja Cat & Nicki Minaj’s “Say So Remix Just Hit No. 1, And The Story Behind It Is Delicious

Over the last year, rapper Doja Cat and her song “Say So” from her album Hot Pink have taken over the internet. First, it became a viral dance on TikTok. Then, Twitter took the beat and bassline and mashed it together with scenes from Little Women, Hereditary and Timothée Chalamet’s cursed Timmy Tim rap (you’ve been warned…). From there, it was remixed into an angelic slapworthy J-Pop track which Doja Cat adorably reacted to on Instagram Live.

Recently, after we all sacrificed our first borns to the seven ancient deities of rap, she had her ultimate dream collab with the barbie princess of rap, Nicki Minaj. And now, the song has taken the no. 1 spot on the Billboard charts.

Doja Cat’s “Say So” remix with Nicki Minaj has reached number one, and that’s a big fucking deal. Boo-fucking-yah, y’all.

Doja Cat’s “Say So” Remix With Nicki Minaj Hits No. 1

According to Billboard, the “Cyber Sex” singer’s iconic jam “Say So” just became a number one breakout hit. For barbz (Nicki Minaj stans), it’s been a long road to get her to the number one spot—a ten year long journey, to be exact. In fact, the “Say So” remix is Minaj’s 107th entry into the Billboard charts. Meanwhile, Doja Cat’s career has skyrocketed in the last year as songs from her latest album Hot Pink have become viral TikTok dances.

In the lead up to “Say So” breaking the charts, Miss Cat tweeted that “if the song hits #1[,] I’ll show you guys my boobs really hard.” While it was quite clearly a joke, “simps” (her words, not ours) everywhere banded together to stream it in as many ways as possible. Then, when the song officially became the number one track, she told fans on Instagram Live that she “played y’all,” y’know because apparently it wasn’t painstakingly obvious she was just joking?

If the gays and women are winning this pandemic with all these bomb dot com remixes, then, maybe, straight men are the virus after all. We shouldn’t have to remind you—but some of y’all are dumb—but you don’t own someone’s body or can decide what they do with it, and, outside of all this, someone can decide to not send something personal to her 1.4m followers.

I really shouldn’t have to stress this but I am: straight men *are* the virus.

Either way, “Say So” making it to the Billboard’s number one spot is a big deal for both artists and female performers in RnB and Pop. The last solo made by two women to reach the number one spot was “Fancy” by Charli XCX and Iggy Pop, and that was allll the way back in 2014.

FYI, Beyoncé’s remix of Meghan Thee Stallion’s “Savage,” another viral TikTok song and collab that broke the internet last week is closely behind at number 2. So, basically, what with Charli XCX, my queen Carly Rae Jepsen and Lady Gaga all releasing albums this month, and this news? The gays and women of the world are winning this pandemic. Straight men are the virus.

And, naturally, the internet McFucking lost it.

The Story Behind Nicki Minaj’s Remix of Doja Cat’s “Say So”

On 30th April, the “Moo!” singer shared a post on Twitter that read: “You asked for it [drumroll emoji]. Tweet #SaySoRemix to get a sneak peak of the remix ft. @NickiMinaj”

And, ngl, it slaps. In the short clip above, you can hear the memorable funky bassline at the beginning of the song, before Minaj comes in and throws in some cheeky ad-libs adding, “it’s the remix… Dojaaa,” before it cuts to the chorus. 

The full remixed single will release on Friday. Moments after the remix was announced, Doja Cat, Nicki Minaj and #SaySoRemix were trending in the U.S.

According to FemaleRapNews, Doja Cat’s “Say So” is currently sitting at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the combined effort of her and Nicki Minaj might get the remix to #1, a defining moment in female pop. It’s off to a good start so far as, according to ChartData on Twitter, “Say So” has already sold over 1.5 million in the U.S. alone. 

And look, what with Ariana Grande and BlackPink on Lady Gaga’s upcoming Chromatica, Rina Sawayama’s incredible debut album Sawayama, and Beyoncé remixing Meghan Thee Stallion’s “Savage” overnight, we’ve been spoiled rotten with a musical feast to last us allll through quarantine. 

In the meantime, we’ll listen to the short 20 second sneak peak on repeat and the Snakehips remix of “Say So.”

Now all we need is Cardi B x Rihanna

Please RiRi, I am begging you. Make a remix with Bernie Sanders supporter and Coronavirus anthem wordsmith Cardi B. Maybe, oh, idk, “I Like It,” or Lil Nas X and Cardi B’s remix of “Rodeo.”

Julian Rizzo-Smith is a writer and producer. He also claims to be a vine historian, avid connoisseur of low-fi beats, indie hip hop and Kermit memes. In a perfect world, he’d be married to Tyler the Creator, own an Arcanine and a Lapras, and don his own Sailor Scouts uniform. He tweets @GayWeebDisaster, which is also, coincidentally, how one might describe him.

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