Beyonce Releases ‘Flawless’ Featuring Nicki Minaj
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The following is an excerpt from Beyonce Joins Forces With Nicki Minaj for Surprise ‘Flawless’ Remix
Beyoncé dropped a new surprise on her website late on Saturday night, posting a remix to her track “Flawless” featuring an intense new verse from Nicki Minaj.
Early on in the track, Beyoncé makes a telling declaration: “We escalate, up in this bitch like elevators/ Of course sometimes shit goes down when there’s a billion dollars on an elevator,” she spits out, referring to the infamous, rumor-generating fight between her sister Solange and Jay Z after the Met Gala in May.
Minaj makes her entrance a little more than two minutes into the track, boasting “Winning is my motherfucking protocol/ Because I score before I ever throw the ball.” She manages to rhyme protocol with propofol, tying it into the line “Like MJ’s doctor, they’re killing me.” The track also works in a horn sample from Outkast’s “Spottieottiedopaliscious.”
The “Flawless” remix marks the first collaboration between Beyoncé and Minaj, who has long professed her admiration for the singer. In a 2010 interview with Us Weekly, she named Beyoncé as her top choice for a joint endeavor.
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The following is an excerpt from Beyoncé releases ‘Flawless’ remix featuring Nicki Minaj
The song, which originally appeared on Mrs. Carter’s “Beyonce” album last December, has a fresh and trance-y new feel in the remix. It also takes on a tart new sample, – from the horn part of Outkcast’s song “SpottieOttieDopalicious,” which appeared on their classic 1998 album “Aquemini.”
While Beyonce and Minaj bring equal bravado to the remix, they don’t have much rapport. They largely play to their separate strengths – Bey with a powerhouse vocal, Minaj with a smartly plotted rap. Her verse starts off slowly, then whips up faster and faster as it goes.
Rumors had spread of the release of a “Flawless” remix during the last week. They escalated after Minaj issued a statement saying she was holding up her own single “Anaconda,” for a few days and “soon you’ll know why.”
The new take on “Flawless” comes amid a traffic jam of releases for Minaj. Last Tuesday, she appeared on a high energy new dance song with Ariana Grande and Jesse J called “Bang Bang,” and the rapper will release the “Anaconda” single Monday.
Beyonce – Flawless (Remix) ft. Nicki Minaj
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