Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande have been buds for a number of years now, most famously teaming up on the Soul Cycle-worship/cunnilingus anthem “Side to Side” in 2016. (I’ve written “Bang Bang” out of my life, as should you.) A lot has changed since then; for one, Grande is engaged to adorable funnyman Pete Davidson after five seconds of dating. But Ari and Nicki’s ability to collaborate on hot hits with cute hooks hasn’t wavered.
On the latest from Minaj’s upcoming Queen album, both ladies drop verses about, well, wanting to do the nasty. Grande belts, “Got a bed, wit’ your name on it/Wit’ your name on it/Got a kiss, wit’ your name on it/Wit’ your name on it/Love me good,” while Minaj gets a bit more explicit:
“I like ’em better when he got some sweatpants on ’em/I like his hang time, he said his head right/I said go all the way down and then head right/I watch him fuck it up, look at him luckin’ up/I said you need some thick skin, baby, suck it up.”
This is all well and good and expected, but what is very much a shock is when she closes a verse with: “He go insane on it, I put my fame on it/Coulda put Zayn on it, but I put your name on it.” NICKI AND ZAYN MALIK...am I wrong to ship it?