After teasing a remix to her fan-favorite bop “A No No,” Mariah Carey has released a version featuring London rapper Stefflon Don.
Carey holds down the first two verses with her original lyrics before handing things off to Don for the third verse.
“Money over bum niggas and D / All you see, you ain’t ‘pressing me, you never get the best of me / Chanel Coco, keep these nigga bitches bailin’ me / They like my posts on the ‘Gram, but they envy me,” she raps.
The remix with Stefflon Don comes as a surprise to many fans. Since November 2018, there have been talks about having a remix featuring Lil Kim and Cardi B. Jermaine Dupri, who produced the bop, also teased the idea of having Missy Elliott being involved.
Last night, Durpi went on Instagram live to address the backlash he was getting about having Stefflon Don on the track. He explained that he wasn’t aware of her version. “Lil Kim reached out to me about the remix,” he said. “I sent the beat to Lil Kim. I told y’all in my last post I don’t work at Epic Records, so what happens once it leave me — like, I have not even heard the Stefflon Don remix. I seen it today just like y’all.”
He also hinted that if it was under his control, he would have given the fans what they really wanted. “That’s what happens when you’re a producer sometimes. A lot of these new producers have things going like this where labels move without the producers…they don’t even know what’s happening. My success always comes from me paying attention and listening to the fans and what the fans have to say and how the fans want to do things. I can’t say everybody else does that, especially at these labels. The labels make decisions and do what they got to and that’s that.”
Listen to Mariah Carey’s “A No No (Remix)” with Stefflon Don below.