According to the rapper, she's not allowed to tell anyone she's working with Adele ... or that they already shot a video!
UPDATE 3:01 PM 10/16/2019:
It looks like a collab between Adele and Nicki Minaj isn't coming anytime soon.
After seeing all of the headlines of a likely team-up, Nicki took to Twitter Wednesday and explained that she was "being sarcastic."
"Omg guys. I thought everyone could clearly see I was being sarcastic," she tweeted. "Shit! Now I have to go to Adele's studio & steal some files. Who's in the UK? I got a job for you."
Omg guys. 😅🤣 I thought everyone could clearly see I was being sarcastic. Shit! Now I have to go to Adele’s studio & steal some files. Who’s in the UK? I got a job for you 🥴 https://t.co/oyh4hECNCC— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) October 16, 2019
Fans of Nicki Minaj and Adele have known that the women have a mutual admiration society going for years now, but it appears that appreciation of one another's work may now have evolved into an actual bona fide collaboration.
When asked about even the possibility of it by ET, Nicki basically came right out and said it was happening even as she was also saying that she shouldn't be saying anything about whether it's happening or not.
But it totally is.
"But Adele made me swear to secrecy that I'm not allowed to tell anyone that I'm working with her," Nicki told the outlet. That right there was enough to start fans salivating, but she wasn't done. "And that we already shot a video," she continued. "And it's an epic song! Ahh!"
It's unclear whether this was a planned reveal or if Nicki just couldn't contain her excitement about the whole thing anymore. It's safe to say she was genuinely excited talking about it, and is clearly stoked about how the song (and video) turned out.
As ET pointed out, Adele is just finishing up her latest album, so it looks like that might be the most likely place to find this collaboration. So the question now is how long fans will have to wait to her it, and see it.
If we're lucky, it will be the first single released from the album and we may even get it before the album proper drops. After all, if the video has already been filmed, as Nicki suggested, than it should just be a matter of some post-production before it would be ready for the masses to consume and fall in love with.
Adele blew everyone away in recent months when she revealed that she can perfectly rap the lyrics to Nicki Minaj's "Monster," and the rapper returned the favor by performing "Hello" on her Instagram stories. Both have proven themselves versatile performers, but they are also very different artists, making the prospects of a collaboration of their styles both intriguing and exciting.
Don't take our word for it, either, as Nicki was so excited she couldn't even keep it a secret anymore!
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