Ty Dolla $ign Teases New Kanye & Nicki Minaj Collab
A collaboration fans have been waiting for between Kanye and Nicki Minaj might actually come to fruition. Ty Dolla $ign, who has been working with Ye overseas over the past month, previewed a new version of “New Body” featuring Kanye and Nicki on Tuesday (Oct. 10).
The R&B crooner played the track in front of a crowd in Switzerland at the Le Baroque Club, according to HipHopDX. He also confirmed that this is only a taste of what is to come.
“New album on the muthaf—in’ way,” he yelled to the crowd.
“New Body” was supposed to come out in 2019 on an album by Ye named Yandhi. But the song and album were eventually never released. Instead, in 2019, he released his Grammy-winning gospel album Yeezus. Nicki even recalled in an interview that she attempted to re-record her verse on “New Body.” She recorded it three times over so that it could be a fit on Yeezus. However, it ended up not working out due to creative differences with Ye.
“What’s funny is that I did a song with Kanye, that he now wants to transform into a gospel song,” she said at the time to The Shade Room. We ain’t seeing eye to eye on it. I don’t know, but of course, I love and respect Kanye, and Kim, we’ll see what happens with that.”
Kanye’s Rumored Concert In Italy
Last week, an Italian newspaper, ReggieOnline, reported that Kanye is gearing up for a massive concert in Italy. The concert is supposedly set to take place tomorrow (Oct. 13), but there is a backup date in mind if it is actually being planned.
“In the event the authorizations aren’t forthcoming, the date of the following Friday (which would be October 20) is also on the table. Additionally, there is speculation that the preparations are merely for an end-of-summer concert, and the rumors of who could be performing still hang in the air, especially in the absence of official confirmation from West’s camp or other camps,” the site reports via translation from Italian.
If the concert actually happens, it would be the perfect time for Ye to debut the new music he’s been working on. Two of the rapper’s projects, Donda: The Child and Jesus King II have been leaked online recently.