On Sunday evening (May 27), Grande delivered the sweetest surprise to her Arianators with the first listen of her fresh collab with the Queen rapper on a track called “The Light Is Coming.”
In the preview clip above, Grande lip-syncs the lyrics to her sassy tell off, which opens to Minaj spitting bars like, “Why you have to make me go call up my side guy?/ Can’t let an F-boy eff up my vibe/ Yo Ariana, come let me give you a high five.” Over a light pattered beat, the songbird then soars in for the hook, singing, “the light is coming to give back everything the darkness stole.”
Telling from the snippet alone, the dynamic duo, who have a history of delivering bangers together — “Get on Your Knees,” “Bang Bang,” “Side to Side” — sound as perfectly coordinated as ever.
The 21-second audio appears just weeks after the “No Tears Left to Cry” vocalist originally tweeted the title of the song on May 7 using inverted text.
In the minutes that followed the teaser, the 24-year-old chanteuse signaled the coming of two other songs from her anticipated fourth studio album, Sweetener — one confirmed as “God Is a Woman,” the other presumably titled “The Last Judgement.”
Sweetener is slated to release later this summer.