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Amazin-Trina
Trina (feat. Kalenna)
Writer(s) Lady Gaga
Jim Jonsin
Trina
Kalenna Harper
Producer(s) Jim Jonsin
Background vocals Kalenna
Trina

"Let Dem Hoes Fight" is a song written by Lady Gaga, The JAM, Kalenna Harper and producer Jim Jonsin in 2008. This was the third song written and last with songwriter and demo singer, Kalenna Harper and Jim Jonsin. In 2009, Trina finished the song, and kept Kalenna's vocals on the final version, featured on her 5th studio album, Amazin, which was released on May 4, 2010. The new verses sung by Trina were written by Theodore Lucas and Jullian Andres Boothe. Conflict between record labels made it impossible to keep vocals by Gaga on the song. The song was registered on Gaga's BMI on August 16, 2012.

Writing and inspiration

Rap-Up interview with producer Jim Jonsin he revealed the origin of the song: Gaga happened to be writing for another pop superstar when the song came to fruition. “I gave her some music and she went to work in a back room. I think she was writing an idea for Britney [Spears] and it was sick, so I grabbed her and brought her back in the room.”

“We started writing a song called ‘Freezer Burn’ and that song turned out really good, so we did another song called ‘Kaboom.’ We were playing the songs back, trying to figure out who to give them to. So I said, ‘As far as the labels are concerned, just let them hoes fight over who gets the song.’ Everyone was like, ‘Jim, that’s a great song title!’ And in like 20 minutes, we had that song with Lady Gaga.”

Trina collaboration on the song came later. “Trina heard it, loved it, and recorded it. It’ll be a single on her album [Amazin']. I don’t know if Lady Gaga is going to be featured on it or doing background vocals, but they are working it out now.”

When Trina was asked about the leak of the song by XXMag, she said:

That’s a record that came out, but we didn’t actually clear it to come out. I just hate the fact that stuff like that happens. I have a lot of respect for Lady Gaga and being able to work with her meant so much to me and to have it come out like that was just disappointing to me. Jim Jonsin actually reached out to me about being on the record and when I heard the record I went nuts. I love her music. I love how creatively over the top she is. I didn’t get to work with her in the studio personally, but to get to do the record was an honor.

—Trina

Critical reception

Rap-Up.com released the official track listing publicly. When talking about "Hoes Fight" they stated:

This pounding, woofer-worthy track is not about Trina getting into a fight; it’s about letting other chicks scrap and rising above it. Different scenarios play out here, like the good-looking guy buying a drink for a lady, while a salty girl looks on jealously. “Don’t hate me,” Trina says, as Lady Gaga creates a confusing and rebellious, yet pleasurable mix of hip-pop on the hook. If that style isn’t enough, Trina channels the flow of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.

—Rap-Up.com Review

Lyrics

Album Version

(Let them hoes die)
Stop stressin' on me for the attention
(Let them hoes fight)
You're excused, you're no competition
(Let them hoes die)
Stop comin' at me, guns are a blazin'
(Let them hoes fight)
Hold up bitch, I could stomp your face in

[Trina]:
I was lookin' hella good
When I stepped off in the club
She was jockin' on my Gucci
'Cause her boyfriend want my cookie
She just keep on lookin' back
I keep throwin' her the bird
I'm about to walk away
I don't care what you heard

Watch me, watch me swing my weave
I'm gon', I'm gon' fix my lip gloss
I'm gon' stunt on them hoes
With my hands up on my hip bones singin'
Jealous bitches, jealous bitches
Don't hate me, don't hate me

(Let them hoes die)
Stop stressin' on me for the attention
(Let them hoes fight)
You're excused, you're no competition
(Let them hoes die)
Stop comin' at me, guns are a blazin'
(Let them hoes fight)
Hold up bitch, I could stomp your face in
(Let them hoes die)
Stop stressin' on me for the attention
(Let them hoes fight)
You're excused, you're no competition
(Let them hoes die)
Stop comin' at me, guns are a blazin'
(Let them hoes fight)
Hold up bitch, I could stomp your face in

He keep giving me the look
Like he wanna make me holla
I feel like I'm in the club
'Cause he throwin' me them dollas
He keeps sendin' me these drinks
'Cause you lookin' like his grandma

I got, got, got it
Pathetic if you're knowin' this is drama

Watch me, watch me swing my weave
I'm gon', I'm gon' fix my lip gloss
I'm gon' stunt on them hoes
With my hands up on my hip bones singin'
Jealous bitches, jealous bitches
Don't hate me, don't hate me

(Let them hoes die)
Stop stressin' on me for the attention
(Let them hoes fight)
You're excused, you're no competition
(Let them hoes die)
Stop comin' at me, guns are a blazin'
(Let them hoes fight)
Hold up bitch, I could stomp your face in

Let them hoes fight
Let them hoes fight
Let them hoes fight

(Let them hoes die)
Stop stressin' on me for the attention
(Let them hoes fight)
You're excused, you're no competition
(Let them hoes die)
Stop comin' at me, guns are a blazin'
(Let them hoes fight)
Hold up bitch, I could stomp your face in

Let them hoes fight
Let them hoes fight
Let them hoes fight

[Kalenna]:
ooo
hulalala halalala
hulalala lalalala-la
hu-la halalala, hu-la halalala
hulalala halalala

One more time

hu-la halalala
hu-la lalalala-la
hu-la halalala, hu-la halalala
hulalala hulalala

Demo Version

(Let them hoes die)
Stop stressin' on me for the attention
(Let them hoes fight)
You're excused, you're no competition
(Let them hoes die)
Stop comin' at me, guns are a blazin'
(Let them hoes fight)
Hold up bitch, I could stomp your face in

[Trina]:
I was lookin' hella good
When I stepped off in the club
She was jockin' on my Gucci
'Cause her boyfriend want my cookie
She just keep on lookin' back
I keep throwin' her the bird
I'm about to walk away
I don't care what you heard

Watch me, watch me swing my weave
I'm gon', I'm gon' fix my lip gloss
I'm gon' stunt on them hoes
With my hands up on my hip bones singin'
Jealous bitches, jealous bitches
Don't hate me, don't hate me

(Let them hoes die)
Stop stressin' on me for the attention
(Let them hoes fight)
You're excused, you're no competition
(Let them hoes die)
Stop comin' at me, guns are a blazin'
(Let them hoes fight)
Hold up bitch, I could stomp your face in
(Let them hoes die)
Stop stressin' on me for the attention
(Let them hoes fight)
You're excused, you're no competition
(Let them hoes die)
Stop comin' at me, guns are a blazin'
(Let them hoes fight)
Hold up bitch, I could stomp your face in

[Trina]:
He keep giving me the look
Like he wanna make me holla
I feel like I'm in the club
'Cause he throwin' me them dollas
He keeps sendin' me these drinks
'Cause you lookin' like his grandma

[Lady Gaga]:
I got, got, got it
Pathetic if you're knowin' this is drama

Watch me, watch me swing my weave
I'm gon', I'm gon' fix my lip gloss
I'm gon' stunt on them hoes
With my hands up on my hip bones singin'
Jealous bitches, jealous bitches
Don't hate me, don't hate me

(Let them hoes die)
Stop stressin' on me for the attention
(Let them hoes fight)
You're excused, you're no competition
(Let them hoes die)
Stop comin' at me, guns are a blazin'
(Let them hoes fight)
Hold up bitch, I could stomp your face in

[Trina]:
Man, man look at this
Man, man look at this
These hoes fightin' in the streets
Hoes fightin' in the streets
Man, man look at this
Man, man look at this
These hoes fightin', fightin'
These hoes fightin' in the streets

[Lady Gaga]:
Baby b-boy, give you a warn (don't hate me)
Baby b-boy, give you a warn (jealous bitches)
Baby b-boy, give you a warn (don't hate me)
All of these hoes fightin' it off
All of these bitches is pissin' me off

(Let them hoes die)
Stop stressin' on me for the attention
(Let them hoes fight)
You're excused you're no competition
(Let them hoes die)
Stop comin' at me guns are a blazin'
(Let them hoes fight)
hold up bitch I could stomp your face in

[Trina]:
I bet you won't smack a bitch
I bet you won't wreck a bitch
I bet you won't smack a bitch
I bet you won't wreck a bitch

Credits

Publishing

  • Stefani Germanotta P/K/A Lady Gaga (BMI) Sony/ATV Songs, LLC/ House of Gaga Publishing, LLC / GloJoe Music Inc. (BMI)
  • First And Gold Publishing, Inc
  • Gizzo Music / Blanke Pape
  • Jimipub Music
  • Reference

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