Nicki Minaj has delivered her brand new album Queen, complete with plenty of familiar faces. One of the most prominent names is Eminem, who spent a brief moment in time wooing his potential “girlfriend” Minaj on Instagram; now, Slim reunites with his “Roman’s Revenge” collaborator for another go-around, leaving us speculating on whether or not the studio sessions were as cordial as the pre-game courting ritual.
“Eminem on Majesty delivered what will be one of the greatest verses in rap history,” teased Minaj on her radio show, before premiering the album. “We want rappers to push their pen.” Taking to a hypnotic, piano-based instrumental, Minaj and Em trade verses apiece, with Nicki setting it off with the opening verse. “Who want it with Nicki now, I smoke em like hippies now,” raps Nicki, before boasting about how she’s thicker than peanut butter. Em slides in with a playful melodic introduction before kicking a double-time flow, which has become somewhat of a speciality of his; what do ya’ll think, is Em three for three in 2018?
I told her, “Bitch now, just hold up”
That’s why rap needs a doctor
Our genre’s lymph nodes are swoll up
It’s time to check it for strep or some tonsillitis
’Cause like what they swap you with when your throat hurts
That’s why Tribe is so vital, we need Q-Tip for the culture