West solicited help from his wife, Kim Kardashian West, to arrange the collab during an all-new episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” on April 7. West was working in the studio with his wife and daughter North nearby when he asked his team, “What do you all think about Nicki on ‘New Body’?”
His producer quickly replied, “I think she’d be dope.”
Anxious to get the ball rolling, the Chicago native rapper asked Kardashian if she wanted to send the track to Minaj, as she had asked the KUWTK star about doing a potential collab with her hubby in the first place.
Kardashian FaceTimed Minaj, who gushed her gratitude to West saying, “I’m gonna say some real ass s**t” to which he happily replied, “That’s all we do.” (Watch their conversation unfold below).
Yandhi is expected to feature a wide array of guest artists, including Minaj and posthumous vocals from XXXTentacion, Migos, and more. Minaj and West have teamed on multiple previous projects, including joining forces with 6ix9ine on his song “MAMA,” from his debut studio album Dummy Boy. (Listen to the audio version of the track above).
West’s fans are anxiously waiting for Yandhi to arrive, as it was previously slated for release on Black Friday last year. The “Famous” singer has worked on the album in various locations, including making a trip to Uganda for inspiration.
Meanwhile, Minaj is enjoying success with her fourth studio album, Queen. The record hit the Top 10 in multiple countries, including debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States and No. 1 on the UK R & B Albums chart. Many guests appear on the album, including Labrinth, Eminem, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd and more.
Minaj has been busy on a run of European dates for her 2019 Nicki Wrld Tour. This summer, she’s performing at the BET Experience at L.A Live at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on June 21 along with Lil Wayne, Tory Lanez, and Trippie Redd. Grab tickets to see the show live from AXS.
kim kardashian and kanye west facetiming nicki minaj on tonight’s episode of keeping up with the kardashian’s 👀 pic.twitter.com/HWKSBKRV8Y— 𝐰𝐞𝐬𝐥𝐞𝐲 (@WES__LI) April 8, 2019