It's a double dose of female power in "Tusa", Karol G's new single with Nicki Minaj.
"I still can't believe it," Karol G told Billboard on the eve of the music video's release. "On her back, she says, 'It's me and Karol G, and we let the rats talk.' I died, revived, died, and revived again until I realized that Nicki Minaj had said my name on his back." .
Minaj does more than that: the song – whose title “Tusa” is Colombian slang for this mix of hurt and spite that many of us feel when someone dumps us – begins with Minaj speaking in Spanish. Then Karol G comes in with catchy stringed verses and a reggaeton beat (courtesy of producer Ovy On the Drums), before Minaj falls back into Spanish.
“She surprised me by recording four full lines in Spanish,” says Karol G. In addition, on the day of the video, “She asked me to teach her how to sing the choir in Spanish. And in the video, she does that. "
The chemistry between the two stars began on Instagram last summer, and the two exchanged songs until Karol G sent "Tusa". Minaj loved it.
"She called me and said," I'm going to rap the best of my life for her song, "recalls Karol G." I felt so happy. I sent her the song at 1:00 pm at 1:07 pm, she downloaded the file and at 8pm I had the music back. ”
As for how to overcome this “tusa”, Karol G says she has the technique in a science: “First of all, exercise. Sounds incredible, for him to eat your heart the next time he sees you.
Check out the new single and video here: