This past August, Nicki Minaj posted an Instagram video of her singing along to “The Way Life Goes,” a song off Lil Uzi Vert’s then-newly released debut album Luv Is Rage 2. She captioned the video: "Ummm, Uzi better make this a single, send me the beat, and quit playin."
The news reached Uzi quickly, and he responded by reposting the video and adding a few cheeky emojis.
A post shared by Barbie® (@nickiminaj) on Aug 29, 2017 at 8:19am PDT
A post shared by 16 (@liluzivert) on Aug 29, 2017 at 9:46am PDT
But that was all a long time ago, and fans of the artists have been left hanging without a remix or even news of its completion. But when Twitter user @IMAMTAY reminded Nicki of the remix, asking her where it was, Nicki had a slightly surprising answer.
Been done!!! but apparently someone somewhere wants to hold back on putting it out right now. It's not me & it's not Uzi tho. Tea anyone? https://t.co/aquzp0YiiX— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) October 20, 2017
Apparently, the collaboration has already happened but is being kept from the world for some ungodly reason that just proves that you can’t always get what you want.
Don Cannon, who Uzi is signed to his and DJ Drama's Generation Now label, says its not on them neither.
But Uzi remembers it differently.
Stop lying 🤦🏾♂️ Put That Shit Out https://t.co/POYC27QnNz— Uzi London 🌎☄️💕® (@LILUZIVERT) October 21, 2017
Minaj and Uzi have worked together in the past, namely on “Froze,” a track on Meek Mill’s DC4 mixtape released last year. But now that Minaj and Meek are no longer an item and Uzi is a more established artist with a breakthrough hit, “XO Tour Llif3.” Whatever these two cooked up together would be definitely worth a listen. Here’s hoping whoever is holding up the remix changes their mind soon enough.