Although some celebs drive us bonkers when they mercilessly tease upcoming projects, we’ll admit that some of the fun comes from piecing together clues on our own and speculating about what they’re cooking up, like the alleged Zayn Malik and Nicki Minaj collaboration we’ve just been hipped to.
According to Idolator, a song featuring the former One Direction band member and the brand new Wilhelmina Models signee (werk, Nicki) may be coming our way in the near future, and the receipts are quite convincing. On one end of the proof spectrum lies a fan’s Twitter account of hearing the alleged track at a “Still Got Time” event Malik hosted in London on Friday.
Her description of the song as “fucking amazing” sounds like your garden variety fangirling, but the fact that Malik and Minaj’s joint track was listed on Capital FM’s website as an upcoming release makes this seem like the real deal, y’all:
Needless to say, fans are already freaking out over the prospect over this special brand of sonic hotness that appears to be heading our way.
Talk of a Malik single featuring Minaj has been brewing for quite some time. Shortly after he left One Direction in 2015, fans went HAM on Twitter, creating the hashtag #ZaynFeatNickiMinaj over a supposed song that never surfaced. It appeared to be nothing more than a social media back-and-forth between Directioners-turned-Zsquadders and Minaj’s Barbz, but these new reports seem to hold a little more weight.
Neither Malik or Minaj have yet to confirm the untitled track, as they’re both busy promoting separate projects. Reportedly, Minaj is gearing up for a reshoot of her “No Frauds” video in the wake of the London terror attack. Meanwhile Malik is promoting his recently released single, “Still Got Time” featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR.
In an interview with The Times, the 24-year-old singer said of his sophomore LP,
Yes, Zayn. We hope that growth and development includes adding a lyrical beast like Nicki Minaj to the mix!