Ever since their collaboration on the Likkle Miss project, Skeng and Nicki Minaj seemed to have developed a strong bond of friendship with each other and the Queen of Rap had also dubbed the dancehall sensation “The Future.”
Returning to her birthplace for Carnival 2023, Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, professionally known as Nicki Minaj, arrived with Skeng in tow. With his meteoric rise in the dancehall community, Skeng caught the eye of Nicki who thought of him as extremely talented, which she voiced very publicly.
Taking the international scene by storm, Skeng partnered with Nicki for multiple remixes to his hit single Likkle Miss which was also used as a headlining meme for many, including the online shopping giant Fashion Nova.
After arriving in Trinidad, a bunch of videos were uploaded to Nicki’s Instagram and one, in particular, was reposted by oshane21musicupdate, where it was highlighted that Skeng was in Trinidad and Tobago with Nicki Minaj and two of the biggest soca legends, Destra Garcia and Machel Montano. The caption read, “Dancehall artiste @skeng.don in Trinidad and Tobago Alongside @nickiminaj, @destragarcia, And @machelmontano For #carnival2023💣🔥 🇹🇹🇯🇲.”
The four artistes could be seen on top of a float with Montano and Garcia both holding onto either end of a Trinidadian flag, and Nicki and Skeng in the middle.
Other videos made their way across the internet and @sparkiebabyofficial (ZJ Sparks) on Instagram reposted three videos with the caption, “Ye man, dat is it @skeng.don, one life, enjoy the Mecca T& T 🇹🇹 with the Likkle Miss @nickiminaj.”
In video one, Nicki can be seen surrounded by people as she danced before walking off, arm in arm, with Skeng. Nicki said, “oh, can you smoke in the street…in Trinidad…they told me I can’t,” to which Skeng replied, “yeah…lie dem a tell, lie dem a tell mumma.”
A second video included a close-up of Skeng and Nicki while the other featured a slight aerial view of all four artistes dancing and having fun with the crowd screaming and taking pictures and videos below.
Watch the videos below: