DJ Khaled Teases Nicki Minaj Feature on ‘Grateful’
As release date for Grateful presumably moves closer and closer, DJ Khaled makes it more and more clear the project will feature his most star-studded line-up yet. Yesterday (April 23), the charismatic DJ used his Instagram account to hint at one more enormous collab for the project, uploading an image of himself and the great Nicki Minaj.
"AYO JUAN! Turn @nickiminaj vocals up ! #GRATEFUL THE ALBUM ITS COMING ! @wethebestmusic @epicrecords @rocnation 🙏🏽🔑🌺 please keep EveryTING Top Secret! FAN LUV #GRATEFUL ITS COMING," Khaled wrote in the post, continuing to joke about his album being a top secret project even as he lets loose all the "secrets."
Khaled didn't offer up any details surrounding Nicki's contribution to the project, but given Khaled's history of summer time anthems, there's no doubt it's going to be a banger. We'll just have to wait and see.
Khaled's been what you could call a marquee name in the rap industry for about a decade now, but over the last year or so, the DJ's combination of humor and outright charisma have boosted his profile even more. The catalyst of that? Well, no one thing is ever singularly responsible for anything, but Khaled's antics on Snapchat have helped make him into an Internet legend. With that in mind, it's fitting he was chosen to write the bio for the company's CEO Evan Spiegel in Time's list of the world’s 100 most influential people of 2017.
"So much of social media is used to tear people down, which I don't respect or believe in. But Snapchat is motivating and inspiring," Khaled wrote in the entry. "It shows people that there are better ways to express yourself and to entertain other people. Everyone who knows me knows I'm all about spreading love and inspiration. And with Snapchat, I'm not a secret anymore. I'm not just for the people around me. I can open up my life and connect with my fans worldwide, in real time."
There's no word on when, exactly, Khaled is dropping Grateful, but considering that summer is rapidly approaching, probably not too long from now. For now, you can peep Khaled's Nicki Minaj tease below.
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