Perhaps derived from yoicks , a hunting call used to urge hounds after a fox, which is attested from —, that also is sometimes used as an exclamation of excitement or triumph. Yoicks is perhaps related to the earlier hoicks. Hoicks alternatively hoick , hoic or hoik is a variant of hyke , which was used as an exclamation of encouragement to hounds hunting deer. Further etymology unknown. Alternatively, it may be derived from yipes , which is an earlier exclamation of similar usage as yikes and is often considered to be an alternative form of yikes. Yipes may be derived from yipe , which itself may be derived from the yie sound often used to express pain or dismay, with the -p adding onto it in the same way as yep and nope. Or, yipes may be derived from the yip ping sound that dogs make.
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It was released as a promotional single on February 7, It debuted at number 23 on the US Billboard Hot Minaj first teased the song with a snippet on her Twitter on February 4, Minaj revealed via Twitter that the song originally only contained one verse, heard in a snippet she previewed online. She jokingly added that her fans and label then "bullied" her into finishing the song and releasing it. According to Minaj, she freestyled the chorus, upon hearing the song's beat for the "very first time".
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