02. “Side to Side”
Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj
Worst Lyric: “This the new style with the fresh type of flow/ Wrist icicle, ride dick bicycle”
Is this really the new style? If it is, it would certainly add an element of interest to the morning commute.
Many of the most inexplicable hip-hop lyrics come about because a rushed emcee is trying to complete a line. But here, “flow” and “bicycle” are different enough words that it took a feat of linguistic gymnastics to make them rhyme. So why was Nicki Minaj so set on giving us this particular image? Why not a tongue trolley or pussy rollerblades instead? Perhaps she’d been watching old episodes of South Park.