Nicki Minaj Confirms a Remix of “The Way Life Goes” With Lil Uzi Vert Exists

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. 

 

🦄 ummm Uzi better make this a single, send me the beat, and quit playin 🙄

A post shared by Barbie® (@nickiminaj) on Aug 29, 2017 at 8:19am PDT

 

Luv is rage 2 ☺️💌 @nickiminaj 🦇®

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.

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.

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.

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Safaree Believes Nicki Minaj Is Sweating Over Cardi B’s Success

Because of the world we live in, there seems to only be a few women in the hip-hop game that people talk about. Think about it: even though Cardi B is the people's champ, the conversation immediately cycled to how Nicki Minaj would be reacting to Cardi's “Bodak Yellow” going No. 1, or Cardi being a “poor man's Nicki” or how Cardi reacts when Nicki is even mentioned in conversation. That said, you can't have Nicki's ex Safaree on Everyday Struggle and NOT expect Akademiks or Joe Budden to ask him about the Cardi/Nicki situation.

Around the 30:45 mark in the video up above, Ak point-blank asks Safaree if he feels Cardi has Nicki sweating, to which Safaree simply says, “100 percent.” When Budden asks Safaree why he feels that way, he replies, “Because I know how she is.” Nicki did tweet congrats to Cardi when the news was announced, to which Safaree chalks up to one thing: “You can't like… a hater.” Why would he think she was playing a role as opposed to being sincere with her congrats? Safaree says “if you know somebody, you don’t even have to second guess or wonder.”

That wasn't the only time Nicki's name came up, though. After shying away from breaking down what, specifically, he wrote for her during their relationship, Safaree also answered the question of Nicki possibly falling off by changing from one mink coat to another (28:18 in the video), harkening back to that viral freestyle from back in September.

What Safaree would get into is the altercation with Meek Mill's crew during the BET Awards weekend back in June. As Safaree puts it (around the 14:55 mark), the funny thing was that “I was waiting for my security,” which drew laughs from the crew. He was outside for “30 seconds” talking to “a camera dude” that he knew. Safaree then said he was speaking with DJ Self when all of the sudden, “Boom, I just felt that shit happen in the back of my head.” After getting hit, Safaree remembered that he saw “two people” coming at him “from the front,” and “another group of more people coming at me from the side,” and that's when he started running. He eventually got caught by a bunch of people and getting hit by the side of a car (Safaree remembers just seeing “feet shuffling”), and when he had an open moment, he took off.

When asked about his friend that stayed to fight, Safaree says he “didn't even realize what was happening,” and that he “wanted to go back,” but at that point the people who beat on him were gone.

Safaree got into so much more, from feeling like he has a “black cloud” over him to his lifestyle these days. You can check out all of the full interview with Safaree on Everyday Struggle up above.

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Safaree Opens Up About Meek Mill Altercation and Nicki Minaj Split on ‘Everyday Struggle’

On today's Everyday Struggle, Safaree joins the show with Joe Budden, DJ Akademiks, and Nadeska to talk about everything you could think of. From his split with Nicki Minaj to the infamous altercation with Meek Mill's crew, Safaree spills it all.

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Gucci Mane Plans to Drop a Mixtape ‘Every Other Day’ in 2018

It seems 2018 will be the year of Gucci Mane. The veteran rapper, who will be performing at ComplexCon in November, took to Twitter to proclaim he will be going “100 percent independent and dropping a mixtape every other day.” Yes, Gucci Mane has said that he will drop a new mixtape every other day in 2018. Which is, considering there are 365 days in a year, a very large amount.

Gucci, who was released from prison in May of 2016, has been putting in a ton of work and seems to have no plans of slowing down. Among his releases are two studio albums, Everybody Looking and The Return of East Atlanta Santa.

He also just released a fascinating memoir, co-written with Neil Martinez-Belkin, called The Autobiography of Gucci Mane. The book revealed a ton of interesting information about the influential rapper, from the history behind his name to the inspiration behind his hit “Lemonade.” 

To date, Gucci has released an impressive ten studio albums. His eleventh, Mr. Davis, comes out Oct. 13 and boasts features from ASAP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, Big Sean, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Migos, Monica, Ty Dolla Sign, and others.

Want to experience Complex IRL? Check out our second annual ComplexCon, a festival and exhibition taking place in Long Beach, California Nov. 4-5. Host committee members include Murakami, Pharrell, Virgil Abloh, Sarah Andelman, J Balvin and Jaden Smith. For more information on performers, panels, and tickets, visit ComplexCon.com.

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Joe Budden and DJ Akademiks Talk About the “Cash Me Outside” Girl Signing to Atlantic on ‘Everyday Struggle’

On today's Everyday Struggle, Joe Budden, DJ Akademiks, and Nadeska run through the day of news, which includes the “Cash Me Outside” girl signing to Atlantic records, Lil Uzi Vert's label deal, and the wild Kevin Hart extortion situation. Additionally, the crew talk about Nas and Nicki Minaj dating and Kodak Black's upcoming “Bodak Yellow” remix. 

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Nicki Minaj and Nas Have Reportedly Been Dating Since May

Nas and Nicki Minaj have been fueling dating rumors for months now. It all started with a rather cozy photo taken at Nas’ restaurant in New York City, Sweet Chick. To be fair, not much more happened over the summer, but the two were spotted again recently celebrating Nas’ birthday at The Pool Lounge in New York City with quite a lot of PDA. And now, a source has told E! News that the two Queens rappers have been dating since May.

“Nicki is not the type to date around,” the source said. “They are still getting to know each other.”

Both Nicki and Nas posted photos with each other on their Instagrams after the birthday party, with captions that at the very least suggest the two enjoy the other's company. 

 

Virgo Season With my Real One From Queens! @nickiminaj #hennessylife

A post shared by Nasir Jones (@nas) on Sep 14, 2017 at 9:09am PDT

 

The legend himself… #EscobarSeason

A post shared by Barbie® (@nickiminaj) on Sep 14, 2017 at 11:40am PDT

If this source has more or less confirmed that Nas and Nicki are dating, it would be mostly on par with what Nicki herself has been saying all year long. Nicki announced her breakup from Meek Mill in January of this year, and once the Nas dating rumors began swirling, Nicki was forced to address the rumors head-on when she appeared on Ellen in May. Nicki admitted that the she had “sleepovers” with Nas, but also insisted they had not done “the nasty.”

“I'm just chilling right now. I'm celibate. I wanted to go a year without dating any man. I hate men,” Nicki added. If they are taking things slow, the stories seem like they could match up. 

However, in case that isn’t the story you want to hear, E! News also got some contradicting news from yet another source. This other “insider” told E! News that Nas and Nicki Minaj are only close friends and have been for years.

“Nicki and Nas are just very dear friends. Nothing romantic. They've been friends forever and have seen each other's careers take off,” the source said. “Nas and John Seymour have recently just opened their second restaurant Sweet Chick in LA. The original Sweet Chick is in the LES [Lower East Side] in NYC. Nicki has been to both spots and always supportive of him and his new ventures,” the source said, as if he or she knew exactly why people are speculating about the two rappers’s relationships.

“They share a really close friendship and always has each other's back,” the source continued. “Nicki is single now and dating but nothing serious. Nas is a best friend to her so as of now nothing is stirring up. People always joke around though that they make a great couple!”

Well, there you have it, folks. Are Nas and Nicki just incredibly close friends or something more? Pick your own adventure!

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Things Got Awkward When Cardi B Was Asked About Nicki Minaj on ‘The Breakfast Club’

Fresh off Rihanna’s Diamond Ball Thursday night but without her gorgeous ball gown, Cardi B visited The Breakfast Club this morning to talk about her quick rise to fame, her boyfriend Offset, and more. The most interesting part of the interview was when Cardi was asked to address the rumors that she has an issue with Nicki Minaj.

After Charlamagne tha God​ and Envy both continued to ask her about Nicki and refused to take her deflections as an answer, Cardi said, “We just conversated man. And that's it.” Her entire demeanor changed as soon as she realized she had to answer the question, and she responded to it as though she wanted to avoid the topic altogether. To be honest, we can’t blame her—it seems like people just won’t stop trying to connect what she says to Nicki, no matter what either of them say.

Many have chalked up one of Cardi's lines on G-Eazy’s “No Limit”—namely, “Can you stop with all the subs?/Bitch, I ain’t Jared”— as a dig directed at Minaj.

Cardi brushed off the idea that the line on “No Limit” was aimed at Minaj, and added that she still lives in the Bronx and “people don’t understand that I got beef with 10 bitches in the hood, and I still be in the hood.”

Charlamagne then got straight to the point and asked her point blank if she and Nicki have beef. Cardi just shook her head before breaking out in her characteristic laugh and saying, “She ain’t never fuck my man!”

The main takeaway is that if we are to believe Cardi, there is no beef, but we probably shouldn't expect her to give any more details soon. You can watch the rest of her interview up top or just the Nicki Minaj segments in the video below. 

 

#CardiB talks#NickiMinaj #sommore, her ex, and more (via @breakfastclubam @power1051) (swipe)

A post shared by Baller Alert (@balleralert) on Sep 15, 2017 at 10:58am PDT

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London on da Track Teams With Nicki Minaj, Offset, & 21 Savage for “No Flag”

On Wednesday night, Nicki Minaj hinted that she had some big news to reveal. “Who's gonna be up in 3 hours?” she asked at around 8 p.m.

When the appointed time finally came, Minaj's big secret turned out to be an announcement of a new song. She let fans know that at 7 p.m. on Thursday, a new song by producer London on da Track called “No Flag” featuring her, Offset, and 21 Savage would be released. She went on to share a snippet:

Now, the appointed moment is finally here. You can check out “No Flag” over at Tidal or stream it below via Spotify.

Nicki has been extremely productive as of late. Her long-awaited video for the Katy Perry collaboration “Swish Swish” finally came out on Thursday morning, and she has two more songs in addition to “No Flag” dropping this week: “You Already Know” with Fergie, and the Tasha Cobbs Leonard collab “I'm Getting Ready.”

 

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Cardi B Finally Blessed the Streets With Latin Trap Remix of “Bodak Yellow”

Cardi B’s single Bodak Yellow is a banger and has definitely secured a spot on the list for song of the summer contender, but this morning the Bronx rapper released a “Latin Trap” remix of the hit, and it promises to rip up the charts.

Cardi B teased the remix at the Dominican Day parade in Manhattan on Aug. 13, where she sang the song in Spanish. Cardi B’s father is Dominican, and she said she made this Latin remix “to make my dad side of the family proud.” Cardi B switches between rapping in both Spanish and English throughout the song, and she’s joined by Harlem-based Dominican rapper Messiah El Artista who also flexes his bilingual bars.

The original Bodak Yellow track has reached No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the highest-charting single by an unaccompanied female rapper since “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj in 2014. This new remix might just help her rank even higher.

The remix is now available on all streaming platforms as well as for purchase on iTunes. Check it out below.

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Drake Challenges Himself to a 500-Week Billboard Hot 100 Streak

Drake's eight-year hangout session on the Billboard Hot 100 came to an end this week, but Drake is already looking ahead to the next chart challenge.

The OVO Sound co-founder was missing from the Hot 100 this week for the first time since “Best I Ever Had” hit the charts back in 2009. All told, Drake spent a whopping 431 consecutive weeks on the Hot 100. TMZ bothered Drake outside the Tao restaurant in Los Angeles Wednesday night, ultimately eliciting a three-word response to the news.

“I need 500,” Drake said, narrowly making it inside his vehicle before he had to suffer through the paparazzo's dripping-with-cringe follow-up question of “So what's next, Dancing With the Stars?”

Drake, by a substantial margin, currently boasts the most consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 since the chart's debut in 1958. The rest of the top ten includes Lil Wayne (326 weeks), Rihanna (216), Nicki Minaj (207), Jay Z (159), Katy Perry (139), and more.

This latest feat is far from the first time a Billboard record has been smashed by Drake. With the release of Views in 2016, he claimed 20 spots on the Hot 100. That record held until the release of this year's More Life, at which point Drake bested himself with 24 simultaneous chart appearances.

Drake's most recent solo single was “Signs,” which premiered back in June during Louis Vuitton's Paris Fashion Week show as part of an OVO Sound-curated playlist created for the line's Spring/Summer 2018 menswear reveal.

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