David Guetta and Nicki Minaj’s New Song Lights Bodies Up

March 30, 2017

I was going to make a joke about the song being “lit,” but I think the song speaks for itself. David Guetta, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne released a song titled “Light My Body Up,” and it’s nothing short of a banger.

Minaj starts the song off, rapping, “Yo, I just started my sentence like a capital letter.” She goes on to comment on her bars, the spelling of her name and being “icy.” My favorite part of her verse is the reference to Guetta: “I ain’t talkin’ ’bout David when I say I’ma Guetta
Twenty mil’ on my off, season of course.” It’s funny, it’s punny, it’s cute.

Not only does Minaj rap, as aforementioned, she also sings the choruses. Don’t get me wrong–I love her raps, but there’s something about her singing voice that speaks to me on a different level. The chorus gives the track a much more pop feel and builds up to the beat drop that Guetta produced. She sings, “I feel like we going under / Take me down / I can’t help but wonder / You got everything I want.”

The drop isn’t extreme (you know the kind that just hurt your body? Yeah, this isn’t one of those), but it will certainly get you dancing. Guetta seems rather proud of the production, expressing his excitement to play the track during his set at Ultra.

When Lil Wayne dives into the song, he does so with a splash. His hard-hitting rap includes rather sexual lyrics, which are fitting for a song entirely about bodies feeling a spark of some sort. He raps, “You raise the bar, you take it far, you rated R.”

Nicki Minaj has certainly been on a roll, shooting music video after music video. After filiming “No Frauds,” she decided to keep things interesting by sharing social media posts about “Light My Body Up.” It seems that this song will also have a music video very soon. For now, however, they have only released a lyric video on YouTube. Minaj poses with Guetta, decked out in a latex and metal outfit with an accompanying mask.

If only the mask extended into bunny ears, then we’d certainly be getting some Dangerous Woman vibes (not that Minaj isn’t already dangerous and powerful as is).

As we wait for the music video, we have plenty of time to enjoy what we currently have: the song. According to Minaj, she did not rap on the original version, solely allowing Wayne to spit his verses. The song began as a surprise project for Guetta, who after hearing it, questioned why she wasn’t rapping as well. Why chose to do one when you can do both? After consideration, she added to the song, making it into the now-available version. She feels that it really showcases her versatility as an artist and is proud of the changes.


You can watch the lyric video below or stream the song on Spotify and Apple Music.


-Nisa Ayral (@nisaayral)

Feature Image by Leslie Crow

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