"Ri felt offended and thought Drake was being high key disrespectful when they themselves have worked together.
It was released on October 28, 2014 by Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records as the third single from the album.It features additional rap vocals from hip hop artists Drake and Lil Wayne, and also features Chris Brown who sings the chorus of the song."Only" is a hip-hop song that contains an "icy" production that sits "ominously" underneath dirty lyrical metaphors."Only" peaked at number 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, giving Nicki Minaj her fourth number one on the latter chart and making her the only female rap artist to do so.Red flags that feature a distorted, swastika-looking version of her initials are featured throughout the video.
There’s a Nuremberg-esque parking lot for her tanks.
Nicki Minaj released a lyric music video for the song in early November 2014, premiering close to the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, with visualisations inspired by the Nazi Regime and the work of Leni Riefenstahl.
Buzzfeed detailed the video, created by Jeff Osborne: "Nicki is depicted as a powerful military leader in charge of an army that look suspiciously like a bunch SS officers.
I'm super excited about that too, but it's obviously a secret! On October 26, 2014, Nicki Minaj posted the single cover on Instagram, informing that this would be the third single of her upcoming album The Pinkprint.
The cover art for the song was an illustration that depicts Minaj in a superhero catsuit, Drake as the pope, and Lil Wayne in a suit and tie.
"Only" debuted at number 54 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and has peaked at number 12 on the chart.