Nicki Minaj And Jessie Ware Team Up For “The Crying Game”: Listen To The Emotional ‘Pinkprint’ Track

Bradley Stern | December 11, 2014 7:04 am
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Ruh roh: The Pinkprint has sprung a leak! With less than a week to go, Nicki Minaj‘s highly anticipated third studio LP is slowly but surely making its way onto the Internet, including “Feelin’ Myself,” her major collabo with “7/11” diva, Beyoncé.

Of course, Nicki’s no stranger to bringing in talented songstresses to provide memorable hooks on her tracks — there’s “Bed Of Lies” with Skylar Grey, for instance! And with “Crying Game,” she’s just done it again, this time thanks to the mesmerizing, soulful sounds of Jessie Ware.

Aside from “Pills N Potions,” “Crying Game” is perhaps the most emotional track we’ve heard from The Pinkprint thus far: The Pop Wansel-produced track sees the talented rapper alternating between devastating verses and pensive crooning. “We was just planning a wedding, caught cagin’ doves/You was just tellin’ your mans, that you hate the clubs/Now we in the crying game, heart laced with slugs,” she recalls.

Tough Love crooner Jessie does her fair share of the heavy lifting here as well (which makes the lack of a formal credit to Jessie on the song truly perplexing), as she adds a serious wallop of emotion with her haunting vocals: “I could’ve given everything, don’t wanna let the tears begin/We’re ’bout to play here…the crying game,” she delicately croons. Together, the two ensure that no one’s making it through without a box of Kleenex.

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