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Listen to Vic Mensa's Kanye West Collaboration 'U Mad'

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Vic Mensa performs live at Firefly 2014

The rapper references Ray Rice domestic abuse charge.

We've been impatiently waiting for the official release of Vic Mensa's collaboration with Kanye West, "U Mad," after Mensa previewed the song at producer Smoke Ono’s birthday earlier in the week.

Four days later, the rapper debuts the Stefan Ponce, Smoke Ono, Mike Dean and West-produced song, on which he and 'Ye spit boastful bars dedicated to the haters. Listen below:

Vic Mensa Previews Kanye West Collaboration, 'U Mad': Watch

Mensa and 'Ye's lyrics are much clearer on the official version, of course, including Mensa's reference to Ray Rice's aggravated assault charge against his then fiancee, now wife, Janay Palmer. 

"Swear to God I've been trying to do right/ But if she bad I might hit a bitch in the elevator like Ray Rice," Mensa raps at the latter end of the song.

Ponce spoke to Fader about the making of "U Mad," saying: "The original song that 'U Mad' was on was a song called 'You Know Me Too Well,' and it turned into a crazy, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde type thing...'U Mad' got so hot we were like let's just make it the song itself."