Make Love (Gucci Mane song)
|Single by Gucci Mane featuring Nicki Minaj|
|from the album Mr. Davis|
|Released||February 24, 2017|
|Gucci Mane singles chronology|
|Nicki Minaj singles chronology|
"Make Love" is a hip hop song by Gucci Mane featuring Nicki Minaj. The song was released as a single on February 23, 2017, by Young Money Entertainment and Atlantic Records as the first single from Mane's album Mr. Davis.
It debuted and peaked at number 76 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 22 on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart. On April 19, Mane released the music video for "Make Love". Following the release of the track, critics suggested that the track may have contained attacks directed at Minaj enemies.
The collaboration marks the first time after seven years Mane and Minaj were on a song together. The song also marks the first time the pair worked together since they exchanged heated words on Twitter in 2013.
The music video was directed by Eif Rivera. On March 27, 2017, Minaj surprised her fanbase with "Make Love" visual release date on Twitter, the following day the video was uploaded on Mane's Vevo. The video primarily shows Mane and Minaj, it shows Minaj delivering her verse from while seating on an oversized pool float unicorn. Meanwhile, Gucci is shown driving around his mension relaxed listening to his music.
The song received highly positive reviews from critics, most comparing Minaj's verse to her "Monster" verse. Vanessa okoth-obbo of Pitchfork's praised the song, saying "Gucci's already claiming this is the "hardest song of the year," and his swaggering verses find him extolling his fame, wealth, and finer things in life". Daniel Kreps of Rolling Stone wrote "Minaj appears on the second half of "Make Love" to deliver a feisty verse that takes aim at an unnamed challenger to her throne. "You see, silly rabbit / To be the queen of rap / You gotta sell / You gotta get plaques / S, plural / Like the S on my chest / Now sit your ass down / You got an 'F' on the test," she says on the track." The Musical Hype gave the track a three and half star rating stating ""Make Love" truly has little to do with sex… Gucci flexes ("Damn, who colder than me?). Nicki shuts it down ("I rep Queens where they listen to a bunch of Nas / I'm a yes and these b*tches is a bunch of nahs"). This isn't totally new from the ATL rapper or his partner-in-crime, but it works out sensationally all in all."
|US Billboard Hot 100||78|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||33|
|US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)||22|
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