Fergie and Nicki Minaj
8.24.2017

New Music: Fergie feat. Nicki Minaj – ‘You Already Know’

The Dutchess and the Queen unite.

Eleven years after dropping her solo debut The Dutchess, Fergie is finally ready to unleash the sequel Double Dutchess, which features her long-awaited Nicki Minaj collaboration, “You Already Know.”

The Black Eyed Peas frontwoman pays homage to Big Daddy Kane, reciting lyrics from classics like “Set It Off” and “Warm It Up” over an instrumental that pulls inspiration from Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock’s “It Takes Two.”

“Life’s a movie, let the camera roll,” sings Fergie. “Fast life moving, ain’t no going slow / That’s right, baby, you already know.”

The Dutchess first teased the collaboration back in 2014. Earlier this year, she also honored Minaj at the Fashion Los Angeles Awards.

“You Already Know” arrives as Nicki joins forces with gospel songstress Tasha Cobbs Leonard on “I’m Getting Ready” and with London On Da Track, 21 Savage, and Offset on “No Flag.”

Elsewhere on Double Dutchess, Fergie teams up with YG on “L.A.LOVE (la la),” Rick Ross on “Hungry,” and her son Axl on “Enchanté (Carine).” Past singles “Life Goes On” and “M.I.L.F. $” also appear on the album.

Listen to “You Already Know” below.