Nicki Minaj may have just released her Queen album, but the voluptuous wordsmith isn’t done dropping off new music. Today (Aug. 11), Funk Master Flex debuted a new track called “Sorry” featuring Nicki’s former lover Nas.
Produced by ILL Wayno, the instrumental is almost a direct sample of Shelly Thunder’s song of the same name, which in turn was inspired by Tracy Chapman’s “Baby Can I Hold You.” Nicki interpolates the chorus on the Reggae fused single, and Nas shows up for a memorable verse before the track ends. The chemistry between Nas and Nicki can be fully appreciated on this record, and The Godson seems to come alive in the presence of the self-appointed Queen. Nicki even calls to Nas in the chorus, singing, “My baby, can I hold you tonight?/ And maybe if I told you the right words/Ooh, at the right time, you be Nas.”
Lyrics Extract Thought you were sexy as ever Flexing with your ex, I couldn’t disrespect ya Later on, I undress ya, couldn’t wait to S3x ya Made a n!gga wait so long, but it was special Light travel faster than sound Lightning strike one second every point two miles So when you first saw me emerge from a weed cloud Electricity touch your soul, that’s how I get down