Coi Leray and Nicki Minaj are set to collaborate on their first — and also much — song, “Blick Blick,” later this week, but the route to the release hasn’t been simple. Indeed, it was on the verge of not taking place at all.
Nicki stated she ended the collaboration because Coi’s father, prominent rapper/businessman Benzino, spoiled the surprise by releasing the song ahead of time during a brief Q&A with her Twitter fans on Monday (March 14).
The diamond-certified rap queen admitted that she was pushed by her label to change her decision, but it was eventually a “private conversation” with Coi Leray that convinced her to alter her mind and accept the song.
“I did pull it,” Nicki wrote in response to a fan asking about her “Blick Blick” verse. “But the label hit me going hard. But rlly I had a private convo w|coi & that’s what changed my mind. Not the label.”
She added, “I just felt bad that she was robbed of telling the world in her own way @ her own time. But that’s water under the bridge now. Good vibes all 2022.”
Coi Leray and Nicki Minaj’s collaboration was let out of the bag by Benzino, who is best known for being a member of the Boston rap duo The Almighty RSO and his turbulent tenure as co-owner of The Source magazine, announcing to a Clubhouse room his daughter “got this song with Nicki Minaj that’s gonna be coming out that’s gonna be crazy.”
An upset Coi Leray later jumped on Instagram Live urging her father to “play the back.” “It’s my turn now,” she said. “I’ma need you to sit the fuck down, grab you some popcorn, enjoy the show and clap for me when it’s time to clap for me.”