By Kevin Rutherford
When Nicki Minaj pushed the release of her new single “Anaconda” to Aug. 4, she explained the reason for the delay would be known by the end of the week.
It’s now the end of the week, and lo and behold, the reason is here, as rumored: Minaj pops up on a remix of Beyoncé‘s “Flawless.”
The track, off Beyoncé’s self-titled surprise album from late 2013, gets an upgrade toward its end from Minaj, as well as a new sample of an OutKast song, “SpottieOttieDopalicious.”
There’s even a Met Gala elevator reference: “Of course sometime s–t go down when it’s a billion dollars on an elevator,” Beyoncé sings as she throws down the reasons for her perfection.
Meanwhile, Minaj is there to lay down a pretty raunchy verse that also doesn’t avoid noting that two of hip-hop and R&B’s top women are together on the track. “The queen of rap slayin’ with Queen Bey,” she raps. “If you ain’t on the team, you playin’ for team D.”
No word on if the “Flawless” remix will now be pushed to radio with its new addition, who’s beginning to make some waves after her appearance on “Bang Bang” with Jessie J and Ariana Grande even before “Anaconda” comes out officially.
The Pink Print is due out sometime this year.