Nicki Minaj wasn’t finished.
A day after she released her fourth studio album Queen, the 35-year-old MC dropped off the Nas-assisted track called “Sorry.” Funk Flex premiered the record during his Hot 97 show Saturday night, after posting a series of teasers on social media.
Shortly after Nicki announced Queen’s release, Nas replied with an Instagram comment that simply read “QGTM” with the fist emoji. Nicki dropped some intriguing news in her response: “so mad they can’t hear our song babe,” she wrote.
So, it was confirmed: A Nicki x Nas collaborative record actually existed; but at the time, many fans wondered if it would ever see the light of day.
Prior to “Sorry’s” debut, there was a suspicion that Nicki’s record with Nas was the same song she hinted at back in July. You know, the record that was said to feature one “of the greatest rappers of all time”? Well, Nicki told her fans she would delay Queen’s release because the mysterious track featured an unauthorized Tracy Chapman sample.
“So there’s a record on #Queen that features 1 of the greatest rappers of all time,” she tweeted. “Had no clue it sampled the legend #TracyChapman - do I keep my date & lose the record? Or do I lose the record & keep my date? Do we push #Queen back 1week? Ugh! I’m torn.”
Thankfully, it all worked out in the end. You can listen to “Sorry” below.