Jennifer Lopez Taps Cardi B for New Collaboration

Major collaboration alert! After working with Nicki Minaj, Migos, and G-Eazy, Cardi B is linking up with Jennifer Lopez on an upcoming track, with some help from DJ Khaled.

Khaled took to Instagram to build up anticipation for the unnamed song. “I told the icon @jlo that not only do I see her vision. I am honored and grateful to have the opportunity to be involved,” he wrote. “The key 🔑 is to express your greatness with clarity and passion. FAN LUV! J LO GOT NEW MUSIC COMING.”

Although Khaled didn’t reveal the featured act or producer in his post, J.Lo’s beau Alex Rodriguez shared videos from the candid studio conversation on Instagram Live (via HHNM). It was during this convo that Khaled and Lopez discussed Bardi’s appearance.

At one point, J.Lo wonders if Cardi should incorporate more ad-libs on the joint and she debates some musical changes. “I heard the new one today and I liked it,” said Khaled of the unfinished track. “I liked the one you sent me before too.”

Fans should expect a video for the single, too. “The video idea is gonna make the record even more crazier,” said Khaled, while Lopez added: “It’s cinematic. It has those themes. I was just trying to connect it to the song where it’s just not the typical reggaeton, bachata, hip-hop video that everybody does all the time.”

According to the conversation, the as-yet-untitled track could be released the first week of January, or rather, Jenuary. Stay tuned!

Video: Farruko, Nicki Minaj, & Travis Scott feat. Bad Bunny & Rvssian – ‘Krippy Kush (Remix)’

After debuting their “Krippy Kush” remix with Nicki Minaj, Farruko, Bad Bunny, and Rvssian unleash a sleek and sexy video for an alternate version of the international banger, which now features Travis Scott.

The Young Money queen turns into a dominatrix, rocking green hair while strutting in an eye-popping black leather catsuit, with only pasties covering her nipples. Meanwhile, the guys perform in underground drug tunnels, mansions, and in front of yellow tape.

Smoking at a house party with Farruko, La Flame makes references to Ivy Queen and Elvis Crespo. “Suavemente,” he raps. “Frio, chilly / Gotta keep it caliente, the presidente.”

The original version of “Krippy Kush” appears on Farruko’s album TrapXFicante. Last month, Farruko premiered the Minaj-assisted remix featuring 21 Savage. The new edition replaces 21 with Travis.

Last night, Onika surprised fans at Lil Uzi Vert’s “A Very Uzi Christmas Tour” in Philadelphia, where she popped up to perform “The Way Life Goes (Remix).”

“Awl ah yuh friends’ll b dead. U could get hit wit dat UZI,” she wrote on Instagram, referencing her “MotorSport” verse. “[the only person that could’ve gotten me out of work mode tonight]. PHILLY MAKE SOME NOISE!!!!”

Video: Eminem feat. Beyoncé – ‘Walk On Water’

Eminem shows his vulnerability in the powerful video for “Walk On Water,” the Beyoncé-assisted lead single off Revival.

Premiering exclusively via Apple Music, the stunning clip opens with a beam of light shining down on a mic stand. A pensive Marshall Mathers takes over from there, performing the song in an old theater, where snow falls all around him. Light trails and visions of his late friend Proof pop up behind him, while he bares his heart on the piano-laden track, which was co-written and produced by Skylar Grey and co-produced by Rick Rubin.

After seeing a version of himself drowning, Marshall Mathers walks on frozen water in a snow storm. Meanwhile, a crew of frantic Slim Shadys appears in front of old typewriters, click-clacking away, but none of what they’re writing makes any sense until one of them writes “Stan.”

Eminem also stars on the latest cover of Complex, standing in front of “The Spirit of Detroit” monument. Inside of the issue, Em opens up about his evolution as an artist and how it’s become harder to make songs.

“I feel like one of the things that’s happened to me over the years is rapping getting harder, but rhyming gets easier, if that makes any sense,” he said. “One of my drawbacks I feel like that I did on the last album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, was long verses, because I couldn’t get the rhyme to end. In other words, when I think of a couple phrases or whatever it is, I think of so much shit that rhymes with it and connecting the syllables and doing all that, but by the time it’s all said and done, is this different than anything I’ve done before?”

He also revealed how he feels about being publicly criticized by rappers like Vince Staples. “The reason I don’t trip off that is because I feel like regardless of whether you rap or you don’t, or you’re in the game or you’re not, I feel like everybody’s entitled to their opinion,” he said. “I don’t really trip off people critiquing what I do. In some cases, I feel like there are peers that don’t really listen to my music anyways and they’re not fans, so I’m not making my music for them. I’m making my music for me first, obviously, so I can be happy with something. At the same time, try to give the people that do appreciate my music, give them something to listen to basically and try to meet whatever expectations are placed. I figured it out a long time ago. It doesn’t matter what I do, what I say, what album I come with, it just doesn’t matter.”