Ariana Grande has enlisted Nicki Minaj’s lyrical genius once again.
The Light Is Coming is the second single to be taken from the pop superstar’s upcoming album Sweetener, due out later this year, and marks the fifth time that she’s collaborated with rapper and bestie Nicki on a studio track.
In case you’ve lost track, that’s Jessie J’s smash hit Bang Bang, Ariana’s ode to sex Side To Side, Nicki’s female empowerment anthem Get On Your Knees, and last week’s sultry single Bed.
The Light Is Coming opens with a fierce Nicki verse – would you expect any less from the Queen of Rap? – and some stuttering beats courtesy of Pharrell Williams, who’s had a hand in much of the album’s production alongside Max Martin.
Ariana also announced that Sweetener, her fourth studio album, will be released 17 August.
Listen to the new song below.
Earlier this year, Ariana’s brother Frankie Grande told Gay Times that he was “so nervous” to come out to his sister.
During an interview for our Pride-themed June issue, the reality star and social media sensation opened up about his coming out experience, explaining that he wanted to wait until he was in a relationship before telling his family.
“I remember being so nervous to tell my little sister,” he said. “I was like, ‘I have something to tell you… I’m gay’, and she was like, ‘Cool, do you have a boyfriend?’ and I was like, ‘Yeah’, she was like, ‘Great, when do I get to meet him?’
“I was like, really? It’s that simple? So it went really, really well.”