Nicki Minaj’s verse on Fergie’s new track “You Already Know features a line in which Minaj raps “Damn, they ain’t seen young Nicki in a week,” but it wasn’t always that way. According to US Weekly, a leaked version of the song, along with some other tracks from Fergie’s sophomore album Double Dutchess, made its way onto the internet a few months back, and contained a different line in place of the one from the official version.
“Damn, I ain’t seen Meek Mill-y in a week,” Nicki says on the demo version, suggesting that she recorded the verse while she and Meek Mill were still together. With that in mind, it makes sense that Nicki would opt to change the lyric, as it would likely send mixed messages if it were left in place. Recently, some of Nicki’s rhymes have been misinterpreted as shots at fellow New York rapper Cardi B.
Nicki and Meek reportedly broke up following a trip to Turks and Caicos last December. They had previously dated since February 2015. While they have taken a few shots at each other on social media in the time since splitting, things seem to have cooled down between them recently.
“You Already Know” is one of many features Nicki Minaj has done in 2017. Yo Gotti’s “Rake It Up,” London On Da Track’s “No Flag,” Future’s “You Da Baddest,” Calvin Harris’ “Skrt On Me,” 2 Chainz’ “Realize,” and Katy Perry’s “Swish Swish” are just a few of the songs she has lent her vocals to this year. In March, she set the record for most Hot 100 chart entries for a female artist, passing Aretha Franklin. With Taylor Swift set to release her new album Reputation in November, Nicki will likely face some competition for the record once again — especially considering the fact that major artists like Drake and The Weeknd have seen their entire albums chart in the first week of release. Then again, Minaj is expected to release her fourth studio album soon, which should tighten things up once again.
Watch the new video for Yo Gotti’s “Rake It Up” featuring Nicki here.