#NEWHIPHOP from New Music: Missy Elliott feat. Eve, Lil’ Kim, & Trina – ‘I’m Better (Remix)’
Twenty-one years after “Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix),” Missy Elliott brings another team of women together for her “I’m Better (Remix).”
Revamping her Lamb-assisted single, Misdemeanor taps Eve, Lil’ Kim, and Trina for the empowering remix. The Queen Bee — who was also on “Not Tonight’s” classic remix — kicks off the track with a confident, raunch-filled verse.
“You cannot be me, no, never,” she raps. “Ain’t gotta explain why I’m better / Your man is a dog, he taste my kitty, and he say my pussy is wetter.”
Carrying the baton, Da Baddest Bitch keeps things naughty. “Better than them and I get wetter than them,” she brags. “Fuck where you’ve been / Get too much cheddar for him / I set the bar and them bitches only setting trends.”
Closing out the three-verse cut is the “Pit Bull in a Skirt,” who explains why she keeps such a low profile. “I’ve been away,” she acknowledges. “I’m so anti / Winning in life by a landslide / I know you see me, you see me / Your chick wanna be me, but she could never be me.”
Missy — who plays a limited role on the track’s chorus — celebrated her remix with a tweet. “Brought a few legends out for this one,” she wrote.
Produced by Lamb, “I’m Better” was originally released in January. The remix is set to be followed by a documentary that was also previewed earlier this year.