Nicki Minaj Declines Kanye West’s Request to Clear Verse for ‘Vultures’

Nicki Minaj Declines Kanye West’s Request to Clear Verse for ‘Vultures’

Denial of Kanye’s Request

Nicki Minaj, 41, recently turned down Kanye West’s plea to clear her verse from their 2018 track, ‘New Body,’ for his upcoming album, ‘Vultures.’ Despite West’s public appeal via text, Minaj firmly rejected the idea during an Instagram Live session, citing her recent release of ‘Pink Friday 2’ and emphasizing her reluctance to redirect attention to an older track.

Text Request and Minaj’s Response

West shared a screenshot of his text to Minaj asking for clearance, which apparently went unanswered. Minaj addressed the situation on her Live, stating, ‘Now, regarding Kanye, that train has left the station, okay? No disrespect in any way. I just put out a brand new album. Why would I put out a song that’s been out for three years? Come on, guys.’

‘New Body’ Controversy

Their collaboration on ‘New Body’ was recorded five years ago but was ultimately discarded. The leaked verse by Minaj gained viral attention on TikTok in 2020, leading West to reconsider including it on his album, as Minaj previously referred to it as the ‘biggest hit record that never came out.’

Vultures Album and Surprise Collaborations

Recent events included West and Ty Dolla $ign’s announcement of the Vultures album, marked by a lavish album rave in Las Vegas.

The ticket prices for the in-person event and livestream were set at $2,000. Notably, West was seen embracing Kid Cudi, marking a surprise reunion after Cudi had previously expressed a strained relationship with West.

Kid Cudi’s Reactions and History

Despite Cudi’s public disapproval of West in the past, evident in tweets and statements disassociating himself, their recent reunion at the album event sparked emotional reactions among fans.

Cudi had previously criticized his relationship with West, emphasizing the lack of mutual collaboration and expressing his discontent with their partnership dynamics.

Closing Thoughts on Collaborative Dynamics

The unexpected reunion between West and Kid Cudi at the recent event stands in contrast to their previously strained interactions. Cudi’s past criticisms shed light on the complexities and unevenness in their collaborative history.

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