Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne have both dropped new music. Minaj’s latest track, “Last Time I Saw You,” highlights the rapper’s singing abilities, and Wayne’s new song, “Kat Food,” breathes new life into Missy Elliott’s 2002 hit “Work It.”
Billboard reported that “Last Time I Saw You” was released on Friday. In it, the “Anaconda” artist trades in her usual rap prowess with soft, groovy vocals.
“Beggin me to stay, and then you walk away / There’s something that you wanted to say / I was in a rush, and you say you were crushed / But I said I’d be back; it’s OK,” the 40-year-old sings alongside a R&B/pop-hybrid beat.
Minaj has teased the track for the last couple of weeks, and fans have eagerly awaited it.
“Glad you like the lyrics. The irony is that my fave part of the whole song is the very end… like the last 30 seconds. can’t wait for you guys to hear the whole thing. #LastTimeISawYou,” the rapper wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, in response to her fans’ response to her new music.
Glad you like the lyrics. The irony is that my fave part of the whole song is the very end… like the last 30 seconds. can’t wait for you guys to hear the whole thing. ☺️🎀#LastTimeISawYou pic.twitter.com/Z4OVzg1eeV
— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) August 26, 2023
“Last Time I Saw You” will be featured in Pink Friday 2, set for release in November. The album will be Minaj’s first since since 2018’s Queen, which included hits “Chun Li,” “Good Form” and “Barbie Dreams.”
Watch the lyric video to the Hendrix Smoke, ATL Jacob, Bak, Frankie Bash and TooDope-produced “Last Time I Saw You” below.
Like his labelmate Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne is gearing up for a new album, Tha Carter VI. Ahead of its release, Complex reported the Grammy Award winner dropped “Kat Food” on Friday. The track begins with the 40-year-old rapping a cappella, showing off his incredible lyricism. From there, lines and melodies from Elliot’s “Work It” are integrated into the track, which credits her as a writer. Charlie Handsome, FNZ and Rogét Chahayed produced it.
“Kat Food” is Weezy’s first single since February’s “Kant Nobody,” included in his greatest hits collection, I Am Music, released in March. While promoting the project on Apple Music, the rapper opened up about building his iconic Tha Carter series.
“I never even imagined,” he told host Zane Lowe. “That didn’t even sound right years ago. I can’t believe we’re at Carter VI. My fans know I give my all. Go listen to my last feature and know it’s gonna be a thousand times better than that.”
Wayne hasn’t announced a release date for Tha Carter VI.
Listen to “Kat Food” below.