Nicki Minaj was ''bullied'' into releasing her new single.

The 37-year-old rapper has quipped that she was forced to release her new song 'Yikes' last week after playing a snippet of it for fans on social media, which went down a storm with her loyal Barbies.

Writing in a Twitter Q&A when asked why she decided to release the song, she shared: ''I was playing a snippet for my crazy fans & they made me put it out. They are bullies. I only had one verse done. The label bullied me too. I've been bullied. (sic)''

And the 'Superbass' hitmaker has opened up about how she came up with the song, admitting she had to rush to finish it after fans couldn't get enough of the hit song.

Sharing the process on social media, she added: ''I made up the hook with no [lyrics written on] paper.

''Just freestyled in the booth because I loved the beat. so the yikes part is me hearing the beat for the very first time. The verses I wrote down. The outro was a freestyle. (sic)''

Meanwhile, Nicki previously revealed she wanted to be ''aggressive'' for the whole song and pay homage to the sound loved by all her fans.

She shared: ''This is such a great observation. I wanted to be aggressive for the whole track. I was advised to keep my bad b*tchs & Barbie Dolls fed as well so I made a switch after the 4th line of the 2nd verse. (sic)''

Nicki has also promised a new alter-ego Queen Sleeze with the release of her new material, who she describes as: ''She's more calm but way deadlier. My husband always says he's more afraid when I talk quiet then when I yell. Lmao. He said that's how he knows when I'm serious.''