Nicki Minaj’s ‘Bed of Lies’ Featuring Skylar Grey Debuts Online
After performing 'Bed of Lies' at the MTV Europe Music Awards last week, Nicki Minaj liberated the full song on Saturday (Nov. 15). The emotional song was produced by Kane Beatz and features Skylar Grey on the hook.
Over a somber piano groove, the Young Money starlet chastises a former beau who was inattentive and abusive in their relationship.
"You was with me way before, I hit a quarter mil' in it / Put you in the crib and you ain't never pay a bill in it / I was killin' it, man you got me poppin' pills in it," she raps in disdain.
From the lyrics, one could surmise that Minaj is addressing her rumored ex-boyfriend, Safaree Samuels, whom she reportedly dumped after a heated argument, which resulted in her demolishing his Mercedes-Benz.
"If you had a heart, I was hoping you would've showed it some / What the f--- you really telling me, what you telling me I could tell you're lying / Get the f--- out, don't yell at me / I ain't mean to cut you, I ain't want to catch a felony / This ain't 'How To Be A Player,' you ain't Bill Bellamy," she spits in the second verse.
'Bed of Lies' was originally demoed for Grey but Minaj heard the song and wanted it for her upcoming album, 'The Pinkprint.' In a Billboard interview, Grey said she was happy that Minaj added her own personal story to the recording.
"I was very excited when I heard what she did with it," she said. "She seemed to take it to a very personal place. And I love that, I love doing that with my songs and my collaborations, bringing out something that’s a little more emotional and personal with the artist."
Nicki Minaj's 'The Pinkprint' is scheduled to arrive in stores on Dec. 15. Listen to the track below.