A number of musicians, including former Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson, have had new beginnings this year. Nelson joined the band when they were first founded on The X-Factor in 2011, and after nine years with them, she opted to pursue a solo career. With her latest hit, “Boyz,” which she co-wrote with Nicki Minaj, she officially begins a new chapter in her career. A sample of Black Rob, Mark Curry, and Diddy’s “Bad Boy For Life” appears on the single, as Nelson and Minaj exhibit unshakable support for the bad boys around them, just as the trio did on the 2001 track.
The new song is accompanied by a video that depicts Nelson and Minaj as annoyances in a new neighborhood they’ve recently relocated into. The couple is an undeniable disruption in the region, with their loud music and aggressive golf swings from their roof. Their shenanigans become an issue to the point where Diddy, who appears in the film as an irritated neighbor, is compelled to stop by Nelson’s house to lay down the law on loudness and who can and cannot host parties on Fridays.
The track comes after Minaj made her first public appearance in over two years at Lil Baby’s tour stop in Los Angeles. “Boyz” also continues a streak of guest features from Minaj that includes BIA’s “Whole Lotta Money” remix and Polo G’s “For The Love Of New York.”