Will Nicki Minaj’s ’New Body’ Verse Be On Kanye West’s New Album?

All eyes are on Nicki Minaj. Last week, the “Beep Beep” rapper’s highly-anticipated album, Pink Friday 2. Since then, she’s announced her supporting Pink Friday 2 World Tour dates. With the project officially available across music streaming platforms, supporters have been diving into her new verses and speculating about what might’ve been taken off.

However, there’s one Nicki verse that has reentered the chatter online. Her contribution to Kanye West’s unreleased song “New Body.” So, will Nicki’s verse make the cut with Kanye and Ty Dolla Sign’s joint album, Vultures, slated to drop soon? Based on several videos floating around the internet, fans believe the answer is yes.

Yesterday (December 11), during the duo’s listening party for the album in Miami, they performed the track slated to appear on the project. In a clip captured by an attendee, Nicki Minaj’s viral verse surely did get the crowd going despite her not being present.

Although Nicki’s verse has been a trending sound across Instagram and TikTok for months already, it would be nice to have the authorized version out.

Update: It looks like Minaj’s contributions to Vultures won’t be on the album after all. The album was set for release at midnight on December 15, but it didn’t come out at that time. At 10:23 p.m. ET on December 14, 97 minutes before the album was set to drop, West tweeted a screenshot of a text he apparently sent to Nicki Minaj, which read, “Hi it’s ye. May I call you about clearing new body on the new album.”

In an Instagram Live broadcast, she responded, “Child, that train has left the station, OK? No disrespect in any way. I just put out a brand new album. Now why would I put out a song that has been out for three years? Come on, guys. You know?”