The 23-year-old rapper dropped the news in a Wednesday morning (Oct. 11) Instagram post, sharing the brightly colored painting that may serve as the track’s cover art. “pretty girl ft rema this friday,” she captioned the post.
Rema, who’s still fresh off the release of his late September duet with Feid “BUBALU,” also shared the announcement in his Instagram Stories.
Ice is becoming something of a serial collaborator, having teamed up with Taylor Swift on “Karma,” PinkPantheress on “Boy’s a Liar Pt. 2,” Lil Tjay on “Gangsta Boo” and twice with Nicki Minaj for both “Princess Diana” and “Barbie World” for Greta Gerwig’s Barbie — all released this year. Rema is also a seasoned co-creator, most famously enlisting Selena Gomez for their Billboard Hot 100 No. 3 smash hit “Calm Down” last year.
The Ice and Rema’s new single will arrive just one day before she makes her Saturday Night Live debut, serving as musical guest on the comedy show’s season 49 premiere on Oct. 14. Former cast member Pete Davidson will host the episode, which will mark SNL‘s first since shutting down in May due to the recently resolved writers’ strike.
The “Munch” artist recently opened up about her star-studded list of collaborators while gracing the cover of Variety, sharing that she’s grown close with Minaj and Swift, and frequently texts both. The “Anti-Hero” singer, whom Ice lovingly calls her “sis,” told the publication that the rapper’s “dedication and focus” blew her away “from the very start.”
“She’s extremely professional without being cold,” the pop star added. “Playful and fun without ever taking her eye off the prize. She knows what is and isn’t ‘her’ and sets those boundaries with grace.”
Ice also addressed the controversial moment Matty Healy made inappropriate remarks about her on the Adam Friedland podcast this year, revealing that she and The 1975 frontman made amends behind the scenes. “When I had heard that little podcast or whatever, I was so confused,” she confessed. “Because I heard ‘chubby Chinese lady’ or some s–t like that, and I’m like, ‘Huh? What does that even mean?’”
“But then they apologized or whatever,” she added. “And the whole time, I didn’t really care … I saw [Healy] at the Jean Paul Gaultier party a couple days ago, and he was like, ‘Hey, you OK?’ and I’m like, ‘Of course.’ He apologized to me a bunch of times. We’re good.”
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