Nicki Minaj's 'Moment 4 Life' soars to Top 14 on US iTunes after pregnancy reveal, fans say 'coming for #1'

Nicki Minaj's 'Moment 4 Life' soars to Top 14 on US iTunes after pregnancy reveal, fans say 'coming for #1'
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After Nicki Minaj revealed she is pregnant, it seems fans are getting sentimental and want to share the joy. Deemed a "classic" by fans, Minaj's 2010 single 'Moment 4 Life' has landed in the top 15 on US iTunes after her pregnancy reveal. After its previous position at No. 27, it has now soared to No. 14 in just a day. We can safely say the track is still a banger as its official music video also has over 228M views on YouTube.

'Moment 4 Life' serves as the fourth single from Minaj's debut album 'Pink Friday'. It was produced by T-Minus and written by both artists, and samples Sly, Slick and Wicked's 1972 track, 'Confessin' A Feeling'. The song is inspired by a story Minaj created, in which two kids grow up together who create this song while living out their dreams of becoming famous rappers together. 'Moment 4 Life' sees Minaj rapping and singing as if on top of the world with lyrics like, "I wish that I could have this moment for life, for life, for life. 'Cause in this moment, I just feel so alive, alive, alive."

Fans on Twitter are pouring their love and support for Minaj and her hit song. "Coming for #1," declared a fan while another wrote, "As she should Moment for life a classic." One fan said, "Queen of rap did that." Speaking of her pregnancy, a fan wrote, "Nicki being pregnant isn't just a moment, it’s a lifestyle, a reason to breathe, an escape from this cruel world filled with thieves. It’s art, the first gift you open on Xmas, a hug from a loved one, everything you’ve ever wanted, everything you need." Another shared, "Imagine getting to say 'my mom is nicki minaj.'"

Apart from its love from fans, the track has earned wide critical acclaim as well since its debut. It peaked at No. 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and topped both the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts. Its international success saw it becoming a top 40 hit in Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom, as well as charting in Belgium and France. Additionally, 'Moment 4 Life' was nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award in the category Best Rap Performance.


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