Even though they entered the game in similar fashions as signees under Lil Wayne‘s Young Money imprint, Tyga and Nicki Minaj haven’t been on speaking terms for much of the decade. The formerly at-odds pair ended their stalemate earlier in the year when T-Raww popped up for an interview during episode 6 of Minaj’s Queen Radio in August. Less than two months later, the “Taste” rapper enlists the Queens native for an assist on a D.A. Doman-produced remix of “Dip,” which premiered on Monday (Oct. 29) on Queen Radio.
Arrad and Tyga handle co-directing responsibilities for the voguish “Dip” visual, which finds Nicki adding a pair of bristling verses to bookend T-Raww’s sultry chorus. Minaj subtly references her altercation with Cardi B at the Harper’s Baazar Icons event during New York Fashion Week last month. “All that rah-rah never was the icon issue/ Harper’s Bazaar, I’m covering the icon issue/ I got issues, yeah, bitch, I got issues W, Vogue, Cosmo,” she shrewdly rhymes.
The 35-year-old closes out her appearance with some possible shade toward her fractured relationship with Drake, or a subdued response to Quavo’s erotic allegations on “Huncho Dreams.” “Who got ’em mad? Like, man, that pussy wavy/ All these n—as want me to love ’em like I’m Kiki/ Got ’em in they feelings since they seen me in ‘FEFE,'” Minaj raps.
Nicki seemed to enjoy working alongside Tyga on “Dip,” so we could expect to see the pair link up more frequently in the future. “We had a lot of fun with the video. It reminded me of shooting ‘FEFE’ with 6ix9ine, and we started late but ended having fun, like true fans,” she explained.
The winning streak for Tyga continues. Watch his “Dip” video with Nicki Minaj below.