Major Lazer is ramping up to the release of his fourth LP, Lazerism. Back in May, the Diplo-led team began promising “Oh My Gawd,” a new project with Afrobeats Sensation Mr. Eazi, featuring rap and pop superstar Nicki Minaj and Eazi’s Nigerian fellow K4MO. It was due to drop in July, but it’s been delayed a few times, much to the consternation of Minaj fans.
-Mr. Eazi starts an irresistible tune, followed by a danceha-inspired choreography video. Minaj soon swoops in with her thumping line, declaring, “Stranger, looking for some danger/Ride it like a bad gal, face of an angel/This one, yeah, I’m Major, UK out to Asia/pull/ him out of the Range, got him beepin’ like a pager.
The Barbz can now relax because the track is finally out.
“Oh my gawd, I’ve never seen a bottom like that,” K4MO begins, proceeding to express his admiration and desire for said bottom.
Eazi and Nicki both show up to glide over the contagiously rhythmic Afrobeats/dancehall/EDM production. It’s too bad this didn’t drop earlier in the year because it has big summer hit vibes.
Given Minaj’s recent return to chart success with her first two #1 hits, maybe it will still make moves on the Hot 100 anyway.
A statement from Eazi:
“This record was really fun to make, and it’s crazy how it went from hearing a K4mo intro in the studio with Fred Again, to me jumping on it and then Diplo hopping in! And Walshy hitting me up to say it’s a banger—next thing Nicki is on it! Been a journey really, like two years in the making and I can’t wait to perform it at my next festival!”