On the new track, Minaj raps "And I'm still winnin', Pacquiana, percocets, popiana, killin' everybody beat, thank you next, Ariana."
The line made a lot of people wonder if the reference to "thank u, next" was a jab at Grande, but both artists have clarified that they are still BFFs.
Replying to a Twitter user asking if the line was shade, Grande wrote, "No, silly ass." She emphasized that "there will never be anything but love between us ever," and said that the pair have and will always be there for each other.
Minaj echoed that sentiment, retweeting Grande and adding her appreciation for being there for her "behind the scenes."
no silly ass. there will never be anything but love between us ever. she's been there for me (in real life) every time i've needed somebody & i'll always be there for her. we love each other. bet.— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) February 6, 2019
Not more than you've been there for me behind the scenes. Love you. For life. https://t.co/yDCpmI9RZO— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) February 6, 2019
🌫🖤 the most https://t.co/1RDQCC83h3— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) February 7, 2019
Minaj and Grande have collaborated a number of times on songs like "Side to Side," "Bed" and "The Light Is Coming."
Listen to "Bust Down Barbiana" below.