Lil Uzi Vert – “The Way Life Goes (Remix)” (Feat. Nicki Minaj)

Back in August, Nicki Minaj posted an Instagram video of herself singing along with “The Way Life Goes,” a sing-songy and emotive deep cut from newly minted rap star Lil Uzi Vert’s Luv Is Rage 2 album. As the video’s caption, she wrote: “ummm Uzi better make this a single, send me the beat, and quit playin.” Uzi paid attention. A remix of “The Way Life Goes,” with Nicki all over it, is now a single. And Nicki makes the song a whole lot better, building on its melodies and adding her own sighed ad-libs to Uzi’s hooks. I’d say she fits on this song a lot more naturally than she did on her last big guest appearance, last week’s Migos single “Motor Sport.” Listen to the remix and check out Nicki’s original Instagram below.

ummm Uzi better make this a single, send me the beat, and quit playin

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Luv Is Rage 2 is out now on Generation Now/Atlantic.