It’s official: a track listing on iTunes reveals that hip hop/rap artist Nicki Minaj has collaborated with gospel artist Tasha Cobbs on her upcoming album, Heart. Passion. Pursuit.
Minaj is featured on the song titled “I’m Getting Ready,” the eighth of ten songs.
Cobbs’ album will be released on August 25, 2017. It is now available for pre-order.
Other artists featured on the album include Anna Golden, William Murphy, Jimi Cravity, and Kierra Sheard.
A few months ago, Nicki Minaj tweeted her desire to collaborate with Cobbs, writing, “When you finish recording the album, come to my studio so I can put a 16 on one of these songs miss thang! Can’t wait for this to drop!” Her wish came true.
Once the word got out that Nicki has dropped a few bars on the album, Tasha Cobbs took to her social media and had a special message for those who may not approve of the collaboration.
“Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. And don’t jump all over them every time they do or say something you don’t agree with—even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but weak in the faith department. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. Treat them gently.”
Romans 14:1 MSG
Mixed reactions are conventional when these two particular genres collaborate. Kirk Franklin took major shots and social backlash after he was featured on Kanye West’s “Ultralight Beam” song on his The Life of Pablo album that was released early last year. However, Cobbs, a Grammy Award-winning singer, doesn’t seem to be fazed by the backlash as she continues to promote the album.
Fans are eager to hear this track to see if gospel will be a new endeavor in Minaj’s career. The album’s release is set for Aug. 25.