In music news that literally nobody saw coming a million miles away, Avril Lavigne and Nicki Minaj are releasing a song together tomorrow, called ‘Dumb Blonde‘.
I know. I KNOW.
It’s probably one of the most unlikely (??) duos coming together to make music, in a collaboration that we could never have even dreamed of. It’s two decades of life are smashing together in something that could either be fantastic or a total wreck and either way, it’s going to be spectacular.
Avril tweeted the news this morning, and it was so powerful that I immediately had to take a lap around the office to process just exactly what the fuck happened.
— Avril Lavigne (@AvrilLavigne) February 11, 2019
Nicki then followed it up with her own memories of listening to Avril Lavigne’s earlier, deeply iconic tracks. Who bloody knew that she was into belting out ‘I’m With You‘ in the car after a breakup as well? Celebrities! They’re just like us!!
I used to drive to my job @ Red Lobster playing this woman’s album for an hour straight everyday for months. Crying to “I’m with you”, blasting “complicated” “things I’ll never say” “nobody’s fool” “sk8er boi”. ???? omg. #DumbBlonde tmrw. This woman is so unbelievably talented ???? https://t.co/7h75jZHIW2
— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) February 11, 2019
Consider me undeniably shook. Scalped. Wig snatched to the far corners of the earth.
I’m not the only one feeling all kinds of things about this, either. Fans of both Avril and Nicki have shared their thoughts on the upcoming collab, ranging from unadulterated excitement to sheer disbelief.
My childhood and my adulthood are COLLIDING! WhaaaaaaaaT tf!!!! Music is crazy! ????????
— Kingsley (@kingsleyyy) February 11, 2019
@realxaddresses WTF HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAA
— ???????????????????? ???????????????????? (@gothincolour) February 12, 2019
THIS BETTER BE A BOP
— jony ???? (@jonygrandee) February 11, 2019
YEAH OK pic.twitter.com/w1YM7dV6o1
— ♚ Philip ???? (@phillyroch) February 11, 2019
I can’t even begin to imagine what this is even going to sound like, but it could very easily be the biggest/most iconic collab of the year we’ve got on our hands here. Will it be like Avril’s last collab with a rapper, that fateful earworm with Lil’ Mama by the name of ‘Girlfriend‘?
The only thing that’s obvious is that both Avril Lavigne and Nicki Minaj are super excited to have worked together, which is too wholesome in and of itself.
.@NickiMinaj is my favorite!!! I’ve been listening to her for so long. As soon as I recorded #DumbBlonde, I knew she’d be the perfect artist to collaborate with on it. When she said yes it was like a dream come true!!! I can’t wait for everyone to hear! https://t.co/smFLtTxlL7
— Avril Lavigne (@AvrilLavigne) February 12, 2019
‘Dumb Blonde‘ will be the third single off Avril Lavigne’s upcoming sixth album, Head Above Water, which is due for release on February 15.
Now while we wait for the collab to drop, let us revisit the best video of Avril Lavigne of all time.Image: Getty Images / Joshua Blanchard / Gilbert Carrasquillo