While fans wait patiently for her next album, Nicki Minaj reunites with former Little Mix member Jesy Nelson on her debut single “Boyz.”
The British villain and the Barbie turn out to be a formidable duo once again on the nostalgic song, sampling Diddy’s 2001 anthem “Bad Boy for Life.” They’re also making a remake of the music video, complete with a cameo from the Bad Boy icon himself.
Nicki yells Puff Daddy & The Family on her verse. “Bad bitches want a Bad Boy / Word to Biggie, Diddy and Ma$e,” she raps. “Whoa like Rob, won’t find a more beautiful face / He’ll make my VVS’s dance like Total / So I could just Shyne while he shoots the place.”
The Queen previously collaborated with Jesy on Little Mix’s 2018 single “Woman Like Me”.
“Boyz” marks a new chapter for Jesy, who left Little Mix in December 2020. “The truth is, being in the band lately has really taken a toll on my mental health,” she said upon her departure from the group. “I find the constant pressure to be in a girl group and live up to expectations very difficult.”
This is Nicki’s first music since BIA’s “Whole Lotta Money (Remix)” in July.
Earlier tonight, she joined Andy Cohen to host Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Potomac” reunion special. “It’s the reunion I’d never get away with! At the end of ours, @nickiminaj surprised the #RHOP tonight and did her own thing! #AndyConda,” Andy wrote on Instagram.