Friday 24 June 2011, 12:35 | By

Minaj duets with Blige, well possibly not, or possibly not yet

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Mary J Blige

Despite announcing recently that she was “done” with collaborations, it seems old habits die hard for Nicki Minaj, who has made an exception for Mary J Blige by appearing on the R&B queen’s new song ‘Feel Inside’… or has she?

According to Billboard, a source close to Ms Blige’s camp has reported that the song, which surfaced online recently, is just a mash-up of two separate tracks, a mock-up of how a musical partnership between the two divas might sound. Apparently both stars are, in fact, working together on a totally different project, which may or may not feature on Mary’s upcoming album ‘My Life II: The Journey Continues’.

Putting off doubts over its authenticity for a second, the mix is at least cohesive and well-crafted. Nicki and Mary’s two elements follow a similar narrative, with both women feeling on edge about their tiresome relationships. The Young Money rappette brings a few choice one-liners to the table on the Wu-Tang-sampling soul jam, while Mary’s vocal is as heartfelt and assuredly strong as one might expect from a veteran of such classics as ‘No More Drama’ and ‘Family Affair’.

Listen to it here via Idolator.

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