Nicki Minaj Joins Ariana Grande on New Song “The Light Is Coming”
Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande's highly-anticipated collaboration, "The Light Is Coming," has finally seen the light of day. Released on Wednesday (June 20), the Pharrell-produced track is the latest single from Grande's upcoming Sweetener album.
"The Light Is Coming" features a bouncy instrumental, full of Pharrell's sci-fi-like sound effects. Nicki opens the track with a quick verse where she raps, "Ay yo, trophy wife, out you won me/Until you had to find out it's one me/Now you benched, aww, you bum knee/Now I'm the bad guy, call me Chun-Li (ooh)."
Grande previously teased the single in late-May, sharing a preview of the song which featured the other half of Minaj's verse. "Women don’t speak, nuh/Got me shooting a shot like drive by/Why you had to make me go and call my side guy/Can’t let an f boy f up my nice vibes/Yo Ariana, come let me give you a high five," she raps.
Along with the new song, Grande will also share the track's visuals later today. Set to release exclusively on Reebok.com at 12 p.m. EST, "The Light Is Coming" video is directed by Dave Meyers.
Prior to the release of "The Light Is Coming," Minaj tapped Grande for her own song, "Bed." Another dance track, Nicki's dancehall-inspired song features more suggestive lyrics and deals with sexual intimacy.
Up next for the Queen rapper, she will be embarking on the NickiHndrxxx Tour with Future. Set to kick off on Sept. 21 in Baltimore, the rappers will tour North America and Europe before wrapping up on March 28, 2019 in Switzerland.
Listen to the "The Light Is Coming" below.
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