Doja Cat recently released her album, “Planet Her,” and it got all the raves. Many tracks of the album became instant hits, one of which was the song “Get Into It (Yuh).”
Before the release of the album, there were many speculations by fans on which artists the rapper would feature. One of these was the rumor that rapper Nicki Minaj would collaborate on “Get Into it (Yuh,) after her appearance on the remix of Doja’s hit song “Say So” last year.
Unfortunately for fans of the singers, the tracklist’s release destroyed this hope.
However, several fans of both artists were still curious as to why Minaj did not make an appearance on not only that particular song but on the album as a whole.
Both parties kept quiet about this, but it seemed like the curiosities and questions would never end until fans heard what Minaj had to say.
Keep reading below to find out the female rapper’s reason for not featuring on Doja’s album.
Reasons Why Minaj Refused A Collaboration
Minaj recently engaged her fans in a discussion via her Twitter space. She spoke about several topics including the real reason why she decided not to do the collaboration on “Get into it (Yuh)” with Doja.
She explained that she wanted to work directly with Doja and this was impossible because of “middle people.”
During the conversation, she compared it with her working situation with rapper Bia on the track “Whole Lotta Money” and said;
“It’s just that there were, like middle people involved in that situation… If it was like how me and BIA were direct and we dealt with each other directly, it would be different.”
The “Chun Li” rapper also shared that she didn’t feel like she had anything to bring or add to the song because it was already a great track with just Doja on it.
She also made it clear that she had nothing personal against her co-rapper, and would be totally down to jump on another song with her.
Request For Another Track Off ‘Planet Her’
Minaj spoke more about the topic on her Twitter space, stating that after turning down the “Get Into It (Yuh)” collaboration, she requested to be on a different track on the album, but never received a reply or got sent another song.
Later, she noted that she felt she could add nothing unique to the record and said, “Especially with artists I love, I really want to make a moment”, she insisted that she would have still loved to have been a part of the album.
…The Queens native also added, “But I didn’t love that song because I didn’t think I could bring anything to it. So I asked them to send me something else. I think that was the second song they sent me, I asked them to send me something else and they didn’t send me anything else.”
Doja Cat’s Comments On The Refusal
She replied to questions saying, “My dream is to have her on something that will be perfect for her that she’s passionate about, that I’m passionate about. A lot of the time, things are rushed with me.
…I don’t know how it gets to that point, but I think that sending Nicki the perfect song can happen and I think it will happen. I’m very excited for that, but I absolutely agree with her about having the right song for her.”
She also added that; “That moment will be an extreme turning point in my career that will just make everyone very happy. I think a lot of collaborations feel forced with some people- everyone’s collaborating, remixing, and blah blah blah, and it gets nowhere, or it does okay, but I think Nicki is very formidable.
“Just a fantastic rapper and a fantastic performer. She needs better than just okay, so it’s perfect. Her whole direction in it is the way it should be.”
Mina & Doja Cat’s Previous Collaborations
Doja and Minaj previously worked together on the remix of the smash hit “Say So.” It came shortly after the duo’s fan bases clashed on Twitter, during which Doja defended a fan and referred to some toxic fans of Minaj as “scum.”
The song proved that there wasn’t any bad blood between the artists, and it also went on to be as big a smash hit as the original. Doja announced the track with a post on Instagram, with the caption, “YOU ASKED FOR IT” and added an “I LOVE YOU” directed to Minaj.
Minaj brought her amazing high energy to the remix, adding at the top of the track the lyrics.
“Ain’t talkin’ medicine, but I made ’em morphine / Ever since I put the cookie on quarantine / He know this thing A1 like a felony / All he gotta do is say the word like a spelling bee.”