Nicki Minaj Returns With New Song ‘Last Time I Saw You’
Nicki Minaj is back with her second solo single of the year, “Last Time I Saw You.” Unlike most of her songs, the Queens native raps over an R&B beat and is more vulnerable with her emotions, unlike her more recent songs.
“Handwritten letter, you pеnned it/Them nights we wish never ended/Those rules that we wish we bended/Heartbreak that we never mended/Those messages we unsended,” Nicki raps in the first verse of the song.
She gave fans a one-minute snippet earlier this week which they overwhelmingly responded with excitement to the then-upcoming release.
“Glad you like the lyrics,” the rapper replied on X (formerly known as Twitter). “The irony is that my fave part of the whole song is the very end… like the last 30 seconds. can’t wait for you guys to hear the whole thing.”
Glad you like the lyrics. The irony is that my fave part of the whole song is the very end… like the last 30 seconds. can’t wait for you guys to hear the whole thing. ☺️🎀#LastTimeISawYou pic.twitter.com/Z4OVzg1eeV— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) August 26, 2023
“Last Time I Saw You” gives us a taste of the highly anticipated fifth studio album Pink Friday 2. The album is set to drop in November. She announced back in June that the album’s release date had changed.
“Dear Barbz,” Nicki began in the caption of the Instagram post addressing her fanbase. “I’ve been trying to find the right time to tell you this for a few days. Due to some really exciting news that I’ll share with you guys @ a later time, I’ve shifted the album date just a tad bit. Trust me, it’ll be WELL WORTH THE WAIT…but since I AM shifting the date just a tad, I’d like to give you guys a tiny SIP of some more album tea so that I don’t have to get cussed out [sad emoji] so…here it goes: [pink bow emoji] MY NEW ALBUM WILL BE RELEASED ON 11.17.23.”
While fans will have to wait a little bit longer for the full album, which is a sequel to the rap star’s Pink Friday debut, Nicki has released several tracks this year. She teamed up with rising rapper Ice Spice twice on her remix of “Princess Diana,” and “Barbie World” for the Barbie film released in July. She also lent her talents on “Money” with Young Thug and the late Juice WRLD, Kim Petra’s “Alone,” “Poundtown 2” remix with Sexxy Red, “Endless Fashion,” with Lil Uzi Vert, and more.
Listen to “Last Time I Saw You” below: