Battle of the Sexes
|Released||February 23, 2010|
|Label||DTP, Def Jam|
|Writer|| Christopher Bridges|
|Producer||The Legendary Traxster|
|Single release||February 23, 2010|
|Video release|| February 19, 2010|
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"My Chick Bad" is a song by rapper Ludacris featuring Nicki Minaj. It was produced by The Legendary Traxster. "My Chick Bad" is the second single from Ludacris' seventh album, Battle of the Sexes. An official remix to the song was also released, featuring female rappers Diamond, Eve, and Trina.
The song received positive reviews, critics calling it a highlight of the album and raving over Minaj's cameo. The song was a commercial success, peaking at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song reached number two on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Rap Songs charts, and also appeared on the Pop Songs without an official release to pop radio. "My Chick Bad" was nominated for a 2011 Grammy Award in the category Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, but lost to "On to the Next One" by Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz. The accompanying music video for both versions of the song take place in a dungeon during the filming of a movie, with Minaj portraying a Freddy Krueger-esque character.
The music video was filmed the weekend of February 6, 2010 in Miami, Florida, directed by Taj Stansberry. Two clips were filmed, one for the original song and one for the remix version. On the set of the video, Ludacris said, "It hasn’t been this many women on the same song or the same video set in... I don’t know how long, so we making history and it feels damn good." It premiered on February 19, 2010 on BET's 106 & Park and VEVO.
The video takes place in a lair/dungeon setting, as Ludacris is directing a movie but however the filming is on break. During that time Ludacris begins to brag about his "girl" towards the other cast members. Later in the video Minaj is revealed as the actress of the film, portraying a Freddy Krueger character, complete with the trademark glove made of razor blades. She is found lying in a couch, held by restraints, before the video ends with Ludacris and Nicki performing in the lair. The remix video with Diamond, Trina and Eve, also directed by TAJ, premiered on March 26, 2010 on VEVO and 106 & Park. The video is an extension of the original clip, featuring the same concept and premise. While Eve, Trina and Diamond, make cameos near the end of the original video, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Lil Scrappy, DJ Khaled, Larenz Tate, and Tity Boi of Playaz Circle make cameo appearances both clips.