‘Queen of Rap’ Nicki Minaj has hinted that she might collaborate with rising Dancehall star Skeng on a remix of her song, Lickle Miss.
In a clip posted on Tuesday, the super bass the rapper is seen lip-synching to the new Dancehall track, in what appears to be a dressing room. “Write my verse 😜,” she hinted in her caption.
Produced by DropTop Records and Ditruth Records, little miss was released on July 7 and has garnered over 2.2 million views on YouTube.
It’s the latest in a series of well-received singles from Skeng, including Gvnman shift, Protocol with Tommy Lee Sparta, paradise passport with intent, London, 23and street credit, which have made him one of the most streamed artists in Jamaica over the past year.
Recently, along with close friends John Coop and Shacko Di Truth (Ditruth Records), he signed with Geejam Music under a worldwide publishing deal with Downtown Music Services.
Minaj previously approved of Skeng’s strategy street credit and Gvnman offset, go so far as to say that Protocol was the “baddest song to come out in years”.
The rapper, who is considered a big fan of Dancehall music, has taken an interest in some of the genre’s other up-and-coming talent over the past year.
She collaborated with Skillibeng on the Crocodile Teeth (Remix)which spent a week at No. 100 on the Billboard Hot 100 last year.
They performed the track together for the first time in Toronto last week.
During a Twitter Space last September, when she also declared to be interested in Yahoo Boyz Singer Intence, Minaj shared that when she likes a new artist, she becomes interested in who they are as a person and aims to satisfy their interest by watching their interviews and exploring more of their music.
“With some people I’ll hear their songs and then I’ll watch them some more and then I’ll be like ‘I really like this person, as a human’. And obviously I’ve followed a lot of Jamaicans because ‘they’re funny, they’re dope and I love what they do,’ she said at the time.
Some supporters and fans are looking forward to the Skeng/Nicki collaboration.
Beenie Man added fire emojis, while Queen Of Dancehall Spice praised Minaj for her history of working with Dancehall artists.
“It’s the way you’re always so fucking supportive that always makes me 🔥🔥🔥🔥QUEEN GOAT 🐐,” Spice wrote in a comment on Minaj’s post.
“It would be the collaboration of the decade. Just find the nastiest beat,” @Donperry said.
“Collaboration is necessary!” added @1slimdonn
@to be ambitious also said, “A Nicki Minaj and Skeng collaboration? Oh, how you would hate me 😂”
However, not everyone shares the same enthusiasm, including Montego Bay DJ and music producer DJ Crazy Neil, who had argued that Minaj’s co-signer “didn’t do anything” for Skillibeng.
“Nicki hasn’t done anything for Skilli other than using her to try and get Hype. I like her but she must not be allowed to use another set a ute [youth] hot song. Not officially,” he said in April.
“Only hungry, hungry people think it would hold young people back. Or people who think Jamaican music is inferior and American music is more popular and only see $$$$ or hope it helps you get that. Anyone but her, she doesn’t give a fuck,” he added.
Minaj’s previous Dancehall collaborations include the Here Yuh (Remix) with Gyptian, the Key Down (Remix) with Vybz Kartel and Stylo G, Give me all with Mavado, and Gun shot with Beenie Man on his Pink Friday: Roman reloaded album.
She had also interpolated the Dirty Riddim (Mr. Vegas’ Heads up) in the big hit of 2019 MEGATRON.