“New Body” was originally slated for Kanye’s ill-fated Yandhi album. There were reports of a cleaner version appearing on his gospel album Jesus Is King, but the song didn’t make the cut.
In 2018, Kanye spoke about their collaboration, which is about body shaming. “It’s a Ye concept but I’ma say it to y’all right now. I’m taking two stigmas at once because I love taking stigmas and flipping ’em to a positive–negative energy to a positive,” he told TMZ.
Nicki, who has fielded pregnancy rumors, has remained quiet on social media in recent months. However, she did speak out following the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. “Let your voice be heard. Be angry. White people have been using violence against us since the beginning of time. We didn’t invent violence & looting,” she said.
After earning her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 as a featured guest on Doja Cat’s “Say So” last month, there are also reports that Nicki will appear on 6ix9ine’s new single, which is set to drop Friday, June 12.