Remy Ma and Lil Kim’s new collaboration “Wake Me Up” has arrived.
The track made the rounds last week when it was dubbed a Nicki Minaj diss track, but Kim was quick to disspell those rumors, telling radio station Hot 97
“My mind ain’t on ol’ girl or anything else. I don’t care about that,” she SAID. “It’s so boss for me to let Remy do her thing and she kind of homaged me on this whole song. It’s a dope ass song. I know my fans are gonna love it. This song is something they’ve always wanted me to kind of do.”
As Rap-Up points out, “Wake Me Up” samples Roberta Flack’s “Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye.” If it sounds familiar, it was the centerpiece in The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Queen Bitch.”
Remy’s flow pays tribute to Kim in the track. “If Peter Piper pecked ’em, I bet you Remy ducked ’em,” she raps. “I told you not to touch ’em / It’s not up for discussion.”
“I wanted to pay homage to Kim,” Remy told Beats 1. “I feel like she is the Madonna of the hip-hop world. Her style is iconic and I wanted to pay homage to that. I was like, ‘I want you on this record, but I want you to just be Kim. I want you to be the girl that was squatting down in a leopard thong.’”
Give it a listen below: