YoungBoy Never Broke Again made a splash online on Friday when he posted then deleted a series of photos showing himself, a pregnant Nicki Minaj and Mike WiLL Made-It shooting a futuristic-looking music video.
YoungBoy's admiration for Nicki stretches several years. In a 2017 interview with The Fader, he recalled meeting her for the first time through Meek Mill and trying to look at her butt without him noticing.
"Meek Mill introduced me to her at his condo," he recalled. "She had on some of these shorts – some gray shorts. She had on Meek's T-shirt. Her a** was so big and I was trying to like look but not let Meek see me looking. But I don't think he gave a f**k, though."
When he wasn't creeping, she also let him know that she liked his music. Maybe that's part of the reason he was inspired to drop a track titled "Nicki Minaj" in 2018.
He doesn't name mention her by name, but YoungBoy imagines having a ride-or-die girl seemingly like Nicki by his side. "Who will never leave me, always happy for her to see me / Who will never mistreat me, entertain me like a TV / One who adore me, go to war do anything for me / Always go hard for me, never lie, now that's real loyalty," he sings.
While other details about the collaboration are sparse, Mike WiLL played a 40-second snippet during a recent IG Live session. Fans warned one another that if the Barbz align themselves with YoungBoy's supporters, things could get crazy.