Click, click — “Blick Blick” is finally here. Coi Leray released her new song with Nicki Minaj after its complicated rollout — and despite the meddling of her father, Benzino. The single comes with a video featuring Leray and Minaj dancing and fighting with huge, colorful guns. Watch it, “Blick Blick.”
Minaj shared that she would be dropping the single with Leray on Monday after previously pulling her verse. Benzino, a musician and former owner of The Source, leaked the collab a month ago on Clubhouse, causing Minaj to deny the rumors and privately pull out of the song. When a fan asked Minaj on Twitter if she really did consider pulling her verse after the drama with Benzino happened, Minaj replied, “I did pull it. but the label hit me going hard. But rlly I had a private convo w|coi & that’s what changed my mind. Not the label. I just felt bad that she was robbed of telling the world in her own way @ her own time.” Minaj also said she “loved” Coi’s “choices” on the track and respected her for writing her own work.
Now Coi wants to separate her career from her father’s. “My dad has to realize that I’m my own person. Not only am I am artist, but ima young black WOMEN FIRST and he has to understand his actions and what he does can possibly affect me overall as a brand,” Coi tweeted. “Most important part of it all is , all this is bringing me and him closer.” Benzino agrees with his daughter’s independence as he congratulated her and Minaj, tweeting that he’s “just glad everything turned out well.” Coi and Benzino have had other disagreements about her music; she’s criticized her father in her song “No More Parties” remix. After several heated Instagram Lives last year, in which Coi doubled down on her feelings about her father, Coi apologized for “stepping out of character” and said not everything “needed a response.”
This post has been updated.