LISTEN: Avril Lavigne Debuts 'Dumb Blonde' Ft. Nicki Minaj
Avril Lavigne on Tuesday released the pop anthem “Dumb Blonde,” featuring Nicki Minaj.
“Nicki is such a talented, strong woman and driving force,” Lavigne tweeted. “I listen to Fly, Starships and Bed all the time. Having her on the song is so special to me.”
The feeling is mutual. Minaj tweeted: “I used to drive to my job [at] Red Lobster playing this woman’s album for an hour straight everyday for months. Crying to ‘I’m with you,’ blasting ‘complicated’ ‘things I’ll never say” “nobody’s fool” “sk8er boi”. omg. This woman is so unbelievably talented.”
Lavigne said “Dumb Blonde” is for “anyone who has been stereotyped or talked down to.” She tweeted: “Keep your confidence up and don’t let anyone tell you how to be.”
The track is the third taste of Head Above Water, the Ontario native’s highly anticipated album, which drops Feb. 15.