Nicki Minaj Teases 35-Second Clip of New Song with BLEU: ‘Love in the Way’

Nicki Minaj surprised listeners when she dropped “Super Freaky Girl (Queen Mix)” late last week, and this Friday, she’ll grace them with yet another new single.

In a tweet on Monday, Minaj announced her upcoming cut with rapper-singer BLEU (also known as Yung Bleu) called “Love in the Way.”

“CHECK OUT THE SNIPPET & PRESAVE NOW,” Minaj wrote, along with a dozen flame emojis. “Dropping FRIDAY @_YungBleu.”

The tweet quickly went viral, attracting more than 19,300 likes and 7,060 retweets in around two hours.

The announcement includes a photo of the two rappers, who stand side-by-side in front of a brown backdrop. Fans can “pre-save” the latest offering on streaming services like Spotify, Amazon Music, Tidal and Deezer, and can “pre-add” it to Apple Music.

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Nicki Minaj raps at the 2022 MTV VMAs in New Jersey on August 28, 2022. The artist announced on social media that she and singer-rapper BLEU are releasing a new song Friday.
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BLEU teased a 35-second clip of the upcoming track and also retweeted a reaction from one of the duo’s fans.

“me looping the snippet of love in the way for straight 26 minutes-,” read the fan’s tweet, which included a gif of a woman wiping away tears as she listens to music on headphones.

U.K.-based musician Sam Tompkins also took to Twitter Monday to let his fans know that “Love in the Way” features a sample of one of his own songs.

“NICKI MINAJ SPITTING OVER A SAMPLE OF MY SONG WHOLE ARE YOU CRAZY,” 25-year-old Tompkins wrote, later adding a link to the music video for “Whole.”

In 2020, BLEU’s EP Love Scars: The 5 Stages of Emotions appeared on the Top R&B Albums chart, coming in at No. 9, Billboard reports. The music video for his single “You’re Mines Still (feat. Drake)” has received more than 243 million views on YouTube.

Minaj has been collab-happy in recent days. Her “Super Freaky Girl (Queen Mix)” remix features artists like Katie Got Bandz, Maliibu Miitch, Akbar V, BIA and City Girls’ JT.

In August, Minaj asked for help renaming her yet-to-be-released banger, then called “Freaky Girl,” and encouraged fans to take a poll weighing in on a new title.

Earlier this summer, the rapper also defended herself against allegations that she owed $173 million in taxes. Minaj adamantly denied that claim, as well as one that she’d paid $75,000 to secure “Freaky Girl” a spot on the Billboard charts.

The rapper included “Super Freaky Girl” in her performance at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards, as well as fan faves “Super Bass,” “Anaconda,” “Beez in the Trap” and more. During the ceremony, she received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, which is widely regarded as being the event’s top honor.

Newsweek has reached out to a Minaj representative for further comment.

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