Nicki Minaj links up with The Weeknd for “Thought I Knew You.”
The excitable thump of “Thought I Knew So” is a few arpeggios short of club rotation. It’s as if Nicki was seeking emotional respite with one foot out the door. She laments a broken dynamic, but is somehow unable to remember her steps, the motions of a humorless yet celibate woman. The Weeknd is several years her junior, but no less repugnant. Both hold their nurturing abilities in high regard.
Don’t get gassed.
I thought I knew you (thought I knew you, girl)
Ha-ha-ha I guess I didn’t
I thought I knew you (thought I knew you)
Fuck baby I guess I didn’t
I thought you was down for real (down for real)
Thought you would stick around for real (for real)