Kanye West Teases Nicki Minaj Collaboration 'New Body'
Kanye West and Nicki Minaj are cooking up another collaboration.
After first teasing the track last fall, Kanye provided another confirmation about the long-awaited Yandhi track. During last night’s episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” Ye revealed how the song, tentatively titled “New Body,” came together while he was in New York for “SNL” in September.
While in the studio with Kim, Kanye called up Nicki to see if she would be interested in hopping on the track. “This is gonna be fire,” he said while FaceTiming with Minaj, who was more than excited.
“I’m gonna say some real ass shit that bitches need to hear too and that they want to say and be feeling like they can’t say,” said Nicki. “Let me start working on this because I’m really excited. And Kanye, thank you so much.”
kim kardashian and kanye west facetiming nicki minaj on tonight’s episode of keeping up with the kardashian’s 👀 pic.twitter.com/tf1M7WIuES
— blockiana ♌️ (@jaeniptuck) April 8, 2019
During the episode’s airing, Kim took to Twitter to praise Nicki. “Nicki really is the goat! @NICKIMINAJ We FaceTimed her and within an hour she had written the song and it’s soooo [fire],” she tweeted.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) April 8, 2019
Last October, Kanye spoke about the track, which is about body shaming. “It’s a Ye concept but I’ma say it to y’all right now. I’m taking two stigmas at once because I love taking stigmas and flipping ’em to a positive—negative energy to a positive,” he told TMZ.
This would not be the first collaboration between Kanye and Nicki. The two worked together on “Monster” and Nicki’s vocals also appear on “Violent Crimes” off last year’s ye.
Kanye has been working on his long-awaited album Yandhi. In addition to Minaj, he has reportedly been in the studio with collaborators including Lil Wayne, Migos, Timbaland, 2 Chainz, and Tee Grizzley.