Hoes is a 2017 song by American disc jockey DJ Mala, featuring American rapper Nicki Minaj. released on November 13, 2017 as the third single of his eleven studio album Malacity, with the record labels 1 Records and Def Jam Recordings. The song was produced by DJ Mala, DJ Spinz and Metro Boomin.
The original remix features DJ Mala (new verse), French Montana, Juicy J, Fabolous, Piolo, Young Alvin, Totbox, Cyber, Garbage and Ms. Lee - the Pagerage remix features Zoey Dawson with Nicki Minaj completely removed, and is only available through the yellow edition of Zoey's greatest hits album 1 Hits.
Original music video
The official music video for the song premiered December 1, 2017, on Tidal, but was subsequently released on YouTube on December 2. It was shot in California, and features a guest appearance from Kehlani, Dave East, T.I., Jeezy, Ciara, Gucci Mane, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Odel and Ms. Lee.
The music video features DJ Mala and Zoey Dawson exploring a mansion, intertwined with scenes of DJ Mala rubbing his face against flowers wearing pants made of grass and leaves and Zoey Dawson lying in a bikini atop a grand piano, which she steps off of when her solo verse begins and plays the piano while topless (the piano censors her.) It is not going to be released until both DJ Mala and Zoey Dawson die, but it was leaked on VidSpace and taken down on 14 January 2018.
|El Kadsre (Music El Kadsre)||2x Platinum||500,000|
|Canada (Music Canada)||2x Platinum||500,000|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Silver||200,000^|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000^|