Earlier this month, famed Gospel vocalist Tasha Cobbs Leonard released a collaborative track with Nicki Minaj titled, “I’m Getting Ready.”
The song appears on Leonard’s Heart.Passion.Pursuit album and as, Vibe notes, it ‘boasts lyrics of affirmation and unwavering faith, but for some fans of Gospel and Leonard,” they’re not here for Minaj’s contribution.
“I’ve seen the Nicki that is off the stage and that Nicki has a great relationship with God. My assignment with this song was for a particular audience,” Leonard said to Essence. “Some [of the listeners] have never experienced God ever and she exposed that audience in her way, to the God that she loves.”
Leonard added that her creative collab with Nicki has also served as a healing device:
“The testimonies that have come because of this – I would absolutely do it again. I’ve had thousands of people say to me, ‘This is the first time I’ve ever bought a gospel album. This is the first time I’ve ever felt God. I didn’t believe in God until I heard this song.’”
Listen to the song below: