Gucci Mane and Nicki Minaj make love, not war. The former rivals put the past behind them and reunite in the video for “Make Love.”
The sun-filled visual finds Guwop surrounded by gorgeous models and expensive rides. While he raps in front of his fleet of vehicles and by the pool, Nicki simply straddles and rides an inflatable unicorn during her verse. Both rappers close the video with middle fingers in the air.
“Make Love” marks their first collaboration following a contentious feud. In 2013, Gucci dissed several MCs on Twitter, including Nicki. Prior to that, they two worked together on tracks like “5 Star Remix,” “Coca Coca,” “Sex in Crazy Places,” “Slumber Party,” “Haterade,” “Pussy Ni**a,” and “Mi Casa Su Casa,” among others. They appeared to reconcile in February.
Despite making so many joints together in the past, Nicki said it was their first time filming a video. “Wait is this the first video @gucci1017 & I ever shot for a song?” she asked. “#SlumberParty #PussyNigga what else we put out while I lived in ATL?”
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) March 28, 2017
Released last month, “Make Love” quickly raised eyebrows due to perceived shots at Remy Ma. “You see silly wabbit / To be the queen of rap,” Nicki raps. “You gotta sell records, you gotta get plaques / ‘S’ plural like the ‘S’ on my chest / Now sit your dumbass down, you got an ‘F’ on your test.”
Shortly after the song was released, Remy dropped “shETHER,” a scathing attack on Minaj. The beef has since continued with Remy’s “Another One” and a few more shots from Nicki on “No Frauds” and “Changed It.” She is now working on her follow-up to The Pinkprint and recently signed to Wilhelmina Models celebrity division.
As for Guwop, the video arrives ahead of his first book, The Autobiography of Gucci Mane, which is due Sept. 19. It also precedes his next album, DropTopWop, and his “TrapGod Tour,” which kicks off May 6 in Austin, Tex.