Nicki Minaj has retracted her earlier comments about an “epic” Adele collaboration.
On Tuesday, the rapper told Entertainment Tonight that she was teaming up with the English star for a new song. “Adele made me swear to secrecy that I’m not allowed to tell anyone that I’m working with her,” Minaj said. “We already shot a video. And it’s an epic song!”
Check out a snippet of the video interview below:
Adele proved she can rap a Nicki Minaj verse, but will these two ever join forces? ? Nicki says she was kidding, but we’re still Barbie Dreamin’ for a collab! pic.twitter.com/pg7tB54u7N
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) October 16, 2019
Later that evening, the rapper walked back her earlier boast on Twitter, saying she was merely kidding. “Omg guys. I thought everyone could clearly see I was being sarcastic,” Minaj tweeted.
However, the rapper jokingly added that she’s willing to “steal” some Adele files after accidentally fueling the anticipation. “Shit! Now I have to go to Adele’s studio and steal some files,” she wrote with laughing emojis. “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
The fake collaboration news follows Minaj’s abrupt retirement announcement. In a now-deleted tweet, the rapper told her fans that she was planning to hang up the mic in order to “settle down and have a family.” Meanwhile, Adele is rumored to be releasing a brand-new single this Friday.