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"Get On Your Knees" is the fifth track from Nicki Minaj's third studio album The Pinkprint, which features Ariana Grande. It was officially released on December 15, 2014.

Background[]

On November 23, 2014, Ariana had posted on her Instagram a picture of her in the studio. She captioned her post: "the work never ends!!! but i can't complain at all. this is where I'm happiest. sangin for @nickiminaj in here tonight #pinkprint 💘". The caption was later edited to "happy place."

Videos[]

Trivia[]

  • Grande added her vocals to the song 2 weeks before its release.
  • The song peaked at No. 88 on the Billboard Hot 100, despite not being released as a single.
  • The song was originally meant for Katy Perry, as revealed on the Witness livestream. She can be seen as a co-writer.
  • The song is about the dominatrix, in a relationship between a man and woman. With how the woman takes over dynamics of their sexuality, and asserts her power over him and demands compliance.

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Lyrics[]

[Intro: Nicki Minaj]
Hmmm
Rrrrr!

[Hook: Nicki Minaj]
Get on your knees, get on your knees, get on your knees
Baby, just get on your knees (On your knees!)
Say pretty please, say pretty please, say pretty please
Baby, just say pretty please (Pretty please!)

[Verse 1: Nicki Minaj]
Yo
I'll be back at eleven, you just act like a peasant
G-G-Got a bow on my panties, because my ass is a present
Y-Yeah it's gooder than Meagan, you look good when you're beggin'
I-I be laughing when you beggin' me, to just put the head in
Lem-Lemme sit on your face, it's ok you can play with it
When I'm bouncin' it, chill out and don't you make a mistake with it

[Pre-Chorus 1: Nicki Minaj]
Lem-Lemme see what you're workin' with
If I'm ridin', I'm murkin' it
Slow grindin', I'm twerkin' it
Yeah, I bagged him, I Birkin'd it, cu

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
I don't need a dozen roses
You ain't gotta wine and dine me, no
I don't need a pretty poet
Oooh, gettin' all emotional
You gotta beg for it, beg for it
I wanna see you lookin' up
Baby, I'ma need you to beg (Beg, beg) for it (For it)

[Hook: Nicki Minaj]
Get on your knees, get on your knees, get on your knees
Baby, just get on your knees (On your knees!)
Say pretty please, say pretty please, say pretty please
Baby, just say pretty please (Pretty please!)

[Verse 2: Nicki Minaj]
G-G-G-G-Gimme brain, a-assume the position
M-M-Make me way smarter, like you was a magician
Paid my dues and tuition, it's good for your nutrition
Get head like a beautician, got me twitchin', finish your mission, finish your mission
You make it come down, you make it run down
I'ma need you to give these other dudes the rundown

[Pre-Chorus 2: Nicki Minaj & Ariana Grande]
You got that legendary, this shit is fake, scary
Got me seein' them fireworks, I'm on my Kate Perry (Aah, mmm)

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
I don't need a dozen roses
You ain't gotta wine and dine me, no
I don't need a pretty poet
Oooh, gettin' all emotional
You gotta beg for it, beg for it
I wanna see you lookin' up
Baby, I'ma need you to beg (Beg, beg) for it (For it)

[Bridge: Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj]
Cause we are just animals (Animals)
Baby it's primal (It's primal)
I want you on all fours (All fours)
(And before I let you walk, you gotta show me how you crawl)
If you want it all (Yeah, you want it all?)
It's non negotiable
So do as I say (I say)
(If you wanna get the job, you better know who's the boss)
(Yeah)

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
I don't need a dozen roses (Dozen roses)
You ain't gotta wine and dine me, no (Wine and dine me, no)
I don't need a pretty poet (I don't need a pretty poet)
Oooh, gettin' all emotional (Gettin' all emotional)
You gotta beg for it, beg for it (Beg for it)
I wanna see you lookin' up (Lookin' up)
Baby, I'ma need you to beg (Beg, beg) for it (For it)

[Outro: Nicki Minaj]
Get on your knees, get on your knees, get on your knees
Baby, just get on your knees (On your knees!)
Say pretty please, say pretty please, say pretty please
Baby, just say pretty please (Pretty please!)

[Intro: Nicki Minaj]
Hmmm
Rrrrr!

[Hook: Nicki Minaj]
Get on your knees, get on your knees, get on your knees
Baby, just get on your knees (On your knees!)
Say pretty please, say pretty please, say pretty please
Baby, just say pretty please (Pretty please!)

[Verse 1: Nicki Minaj]
Yo
I'll be back at eleven, you just act like a peasant
G-G-Got a bow on my panties, because my a** is a present
Y-Yeah it's gooder than Meagan, you look good when you're beggin'
I-I appreciate the gifts like them whips and them bezels
N-Now it's bells and the whistles
Now I'm makin' it sizzle
And it's ready, come on and get it
It's takin' off like a missle

[Pre-Chorus 1: Nicki Minaj]
Lem-Lemme see what you're workin' with
If I'm ridin', I'm murkin' it
Slow grindin', I'm twerkin' it
Yeah, I bagged him, I Birkin'd it, cu

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
I don't need a dozen roses
You ain't gotta wine and dine me, no
I don't need a pretty poet
Oooh, gettin' all emotional
You gotta beg for it, beg for it
I wanna see you lookin' up
Baby, I'ma need you to beg (Beg, beg) for it (For it)

[Hook: Nicki Minaj]
Get on your knees, get on your knees, get on your knees
Baby, just get on your knees (On your knees!)
Say pretty please, say pretty please, say pretty please
Baby, just say pretty please (Pretty please!)

[Verse 2: Nicki Minaj]
G-G-G-G-Gimme brain, a-assume the position
M-M-Make me way smarter, like you was a magician
Paid my dues and tuition, it's good for your nutrition
Get head like a beautician, got me twitchin', finish your mission, finish your mission
You make it come down, you make it run down
I'ma need you to give these other dudes the rundown

[Pre-Chorus 2: Nicki Minaj & Ariana Grande]
You got that legendary, this shit is fake, scary
Got me seein' them fireworks, I'm on my Kate Perry (Aah, mmm)

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
I don't need a dozen roses
You ain't gotta wine and dine me, no
I don't need a pretty poet
Oooh, gettin' all emotional
You gotta beg for it, beg for it
I wanna see you lookin' up
Baby, I'ma need you to beg (Beg, beg) for it (For it)

[Bridge: Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj]
Cause we are just animals (Animals)
Baby it's primal (It's primal)
I want you on all fours (All fours)
(And before I let you walk, you gotta show me how you crawl)
If you want it all (Yeah, you want it all?)
It's non negotiable
So do as I say (I say)
(If you wanna get the job, you better know who's the boss)
(Yeah)

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
I don't need a dozen roses (Dozen roses)
You ain't gotta wine and dine me, no (Wine and dine me, no)
I don't need a pretty poet (I don't need a pretty poet)
Oooh, gettin' all emotional (Gettin' all emotional)
You gotta beg for it, beg for it (Beg for it)
I wanna see you lookin' up (Lookin' up)
Baby, I'ma need you to beg (Beg, beg) for it (For it)

[Outro: Nicki Minaj]
Get on your knees, get on your knees, get on your knees
Baby, just get on your knees (On your knees!)
Say pretty please, say pretty please, say pretty please
Baby, just say pretty please (Pretty please!)

Trivia[]

  • This song was performed at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
  • This was Ariana's first explicit song. However, Focus is the first song where Ariana cussed.
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