Popular American animated rapper and songwriter Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty known professionally as Nicki Minaj has released a reissue of her 2009 mixtape Beam Me Up Scotty which featured YMCMB colleagues, Drake and Lil Wayne.
Earlier this week, Nicki Minaj began sharing a series of Instagram posts that teased some kind of release and/or announcement set for Friday. The rapper told fans she would be hitting up Instagram Live shortly before midnight, leading many to believe she had new material in-store. And they were correct.
During the Thursday night stream, Nicki confirmed Beam Me Up Scotty would finally be released on major streaming services, and would include a fresh track called “Seeing Green” featuring Drake and Lil Wayne. Drizzy joined the broadcast just minutes before midnight and explained why he had sent the song to Nicki.
“It didn’t feel right, you not being on it ...” he said. “Nobody does this shit better than you … We miss your presence, we miss your bars.”
Nicki added: “[Drake] got me out of my writer’s block. He sent me something and it made me feel so competitive again …”
In addition to the Drake and Lil Wayne collab “Seeing Green,” the updated version of Beam Me Up Scotty features two other new tracks: “Fractions” and “Crocodile Teeth (Remix)” with Skillibeng.