The pop quartet have been talking up a potential hook-up with the candy-haired US rapper for weeks now.
Jesy Nelson, 22, told me: “We’ve been saying for ages that Nicki Minaj is the person we all want to record with.”
Jade Thirlwall, 20, agreed: “If we say it enough it may happen. We always envisage a rapper on our music.”
Now all the name-dropping appears to have paid off.
It seems Minaj, 31, who has been a featured artist on over 40 singles, is ready to add Little Mix to her lengthy collaborative discography.
BASS BABE: US star Nicki Minaj is ready to do a collaboration with Brit girls Little Mix [WENN]
The alien polishing Minaj’s Starships told me: “Nicki is busy working on her third solo album right now but she’s always keen to maintain her chart presence.
“A Little Mix collab would be a perfect fit next year.”
Their second album Salute is already out, but the girls reckon they can still squeeze Minaj onto a reworking of an album track. Jesy explained: ‘We wanted to have collaborations on our new album but it didn’t happen. It was like that with the Missy Elliot collaboration on the last one. We didn’t know she was going to do it until after it was released.”
Any recording would take place when the girls support Demi Lovato, 21, in America early next year.
The foursome return to the UK for an arena tour next May with new dates being added in Glasgow and Cardiff.
Little Mix release Little Me as their new single on December 22.
collective prayer circle that she is featured on "salute" and that it's the 3rd single!
this collab was meant to be :')