Friday morning, Nicki Minaj re-released her 2009 mixtape “Beam Me Up Scotty” on streaming platforms as a whole new remix for 2021. On top of some of her classics getting some retooling, the album includes a few new tracks, like “Seeing Green” featuring Drake and Lil Wayne. Young Money is back together!
“Fractions” is one of the new songs, plus there’s a remixed version of “Crocodile Teeth,” Drake’s classic “Best I Ever Had,” and PTAF’s “Boss Ass Bitch.”
Nicki dropped the 23-track remix mixtape, named after the famous Star Trek catchphrase, with an Instagram Live broadcast, and she was joined by none other than Champagne Papi himself.
The two collaborators basically gushed over each other – Nicki from her home base, and Drake, who seemed to wandering around his Toronto neighbourhood, even saying at one point he was in the middle of the street.
“You know we’ve had some real hearts-to-hearts lately — it’s your world, and no one does this better than you. We really miss your presence and just the bars,” Drake told the “Anaconda” rapper, who has been a bit absent from the public eye as of late after her nuptials with Kenneth Petty and having a baby boy in September. “We miss the excitement that you bring.”
“It didn’t feel right with you not being on it—that’s really the best way I could put it,” he added.
Nicki then poured out all her love for the “Take Care” rapper, gushing, “On the real s**t, I love you so much, Drake.”
“He singlehandedly got me out of my writer’s block and I’m never gonna forget it, and I’m gonna shout it to the f**king world from the mountaintops.”
She added, “He’s a f**king genius, as a musical artist but also just as a human.”
Drake seemed genuinely touched, adding, “I love you with all my heart.”
Explaining the mixtape re-release, Nicki told her fans, “This is just to get back to the basics a little make. Back to when I started rapping.”
Lil Wayne, who also features alongside Drake and Queen of the Barbz on “Seeing Green,” seemed to be having a load of fun in his rap verses, poking fun at Drake and Canada.
“Used to live next door to Drake and Momma Dee/And Lisa Dee on Eagle Street/And ever since the pandemic/They don’t wanna let Drake out of Canada/I been screamin’, ‘Free Drizzy!’”
Nicki, who definitely made sure her tracks sounded more like her early 2010 days, then raps, “I am the star in any room that I stand in/I am the stand out/You must the stand in!”
Rapping about her “big booty” that was “sticking out” of her “daisy dukes” and causing a “riot,” she explains the songs title in the verse with, “Ain’t no seeing green — but I’m seeing green….it’s corporate giants that went against me/She said she hot, I said b**** come and convince me!”
To herald the mixtape, the Queen also dropped some saucy and smoking hot snaps to her social media accounts.
Yes, we believe in Crocs again!!
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