A slight departure from Ariana’s pop sound, “Side to Side” boasts a dancehall riddim and sensual vibes from the 22-year-old singer. On the song, Grande seduces a rude boy that she spots in the club.
“I’m talking to ya / See you standing over there with your body / I feel like rocking with your body,” she sings, adding, “I know you got a bad reputation / It’s doesn’t matter ’cause you bring me temptation.”
Meanwhile, Nicki brings her Trinidadian roots to her verse, rapping, “I give zero fucks and I gots zero chill in me.” She then adds, “Curry with the shot just tell them to call me Stephanie.”
This isn’t the first time these superstars have collaborated on a song. Ariana and Nicki previously appeared on Jessie J’s 2014 track “Bang Bang.”
“Side to Side” is set to appear on Ariana’s upcoming album Dangerous Woman, which arrives on May 20.
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— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 14, 2016