Unlike the version with London rapper Stefflon Don, the newest act gives the fan-favorite bop a bubbly persona. On her first verse, Shawni shifts between slightly singing and high-speed rhymes, as she admits her faults in picking men and wishes she had “walked away” the last dude who did her wrong.
This new version of “A No No” is the second unsolicited remix from the Caution era. Many fans were anticipating an official remix featuring Lil’ Kim and Cardi B after Jermaine Dupri, who produced the bop, teased the all-female collaboration in November 2018. He also hyped the possibility of involving Missy Elliott for the ladies anthem.
Though, following the surprise arrival of the remix featuring Stefflon, Dupri hopped on Instagram live to clear his name after getting spammed by angry fans.
“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 continued, “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.”
In other news, Carey has two more nights on her Caution World Tour. Her next stop is tonight in Wallingford, Connecticut.
Watch the video for the Shawni-assisted remix below.