The story of “New Body,” Nicki Minaj and Kanye West’s much anticipated joint project, has been one of setbacks and disappointed expectations.
The song, which has been underappreciated since 2018, gained some attention when West said that he intended to put it on his next album, Vultures. But Nicki Minaj quickly put an end to such dreams, indicating that this collaboration’s train has left the station.
West contacted Minaj via Twitter to ask for her OK to use “New Body” on Vultures, his next record featuring Ty Dolla $ign as the superduo ¥$.
Although Minaj did not reply to the text right away, she addressed the matter in an Instagram Live session, indicating that this partnership had reached its end.
Since she had just released a brand-new album, she emphasized how unfeasible it was to release a song that had been in the public domain for three years.
The Backstory- “New Body”, A Hit That Never Saw the Light
The story of “New Body” began in 2018 when Ty Dolla $ign, Minaj, and West worked together on the rapper’s album Yandhi, which was regrettably shelved. The track was fraught with difficulties even though it was much awaited.
Minaj didn’t agree with West’s intention to turn it into a gospel song for his 2019 album Jesus Is King. She wasn’t happy with the song’s genre change to gospel because she had composed several verses for the original version.
Even though the version that was leaked went viral on TikTok, Minaj repeatedly stated in many interviews that there was little chance the song would be released legally.
She recognized the love the fans had for “New Body,” citing it as the largest success that was never released to the general public.
According to the musician, the song could have been published earlier in West’s preaching career. But the ship was gone, and the song stayed in the world of possibilities.
While it’s still unclear what will happen to “New Body” on Vultures, Minaj is enjoying the success of her most recent album, Pink Friday 2.
A-list musicians like Drake, 50 Cent, J. Cole, Lil Wayne, and others have collaborated with Minaj, who is now enjoying success with her most recent project.
West, who was in the news for making antisemitic remarks, is currently dealing with a turbulent phase in his career, losing relationships with big companies, and being closely watched.
There’s no denying that the world of music and celebrity partnerships is full of unexpected turns, as fans anxiously anticipate the conclusion of the “New Body” narrative.