Nicki Minaj blocked the release of New Body

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Nicki Minaj has blocked the release of New Body, a collaborative song with Kanye West, causing a postponement of the release of West’s new album Vultures.

West was due to release Vultures, a full-length collaboration with vocalist Ty Dolla $ign, on Friday.

But shortly after the expected release, he posted a message to Minaj on social media reading: “May I call you about clearing new body on the new album”.

Minaj responded on an Instagram livestream, saying: “Regarding Kanye: that train has left the station, OK? No disrespect in any way. I just put out a brand new album. Why would I put out a song that has been out for three years? Come on, guys.”

Minaj released her new album Pink Friday 2 last week

New Body, an ode to plastic surgery, actually dates back even further, to 2018, when it was earmarked for West’s scrapped album Yandhi.

It was then re-recorded for 2019 gospel album Jesus Is King, reportedly with a more spiritual bent and with a new Minaj verse, though that version was also never released.