On Friday, Ariana grande
will release her third solo album, Dangerous Woman, which features just four guests. Three of them happen to be some of the most beloved and successful rappers around: Lil Wayne joins her on “Let Me Love You”; Nicki Minaj is along for “Side to Side”; and Future rides along for “Everyday.”
That kind of rap star power is striking, but actually nothing new for Ariana. On each of her first two albums, too, she collaborated with rappers, bringing a specific flavor and crossover to the records. Some of these tracks, like “Problem,” with Iggy Azalea, have been hits. Others, like the A$AP Ferg-assisted “Hands on Me,” gained less notoriety.
With almost a dozen rap features across Ariana’s first three albums, rapper had the best verse?