Mahalia is back — and she brought Rico Nasty along with her. The British singer has teamed up with the Maryland rapper for her new single “Jealous,” which is accompanied by a music video. Watch it above.
“Jealous” is Mahalia’s first single of 2021 and follows her “BRB (Remix)” with Pink Sweat$. The solo version of the song appeared on her Isolation Tapes EP, which dropped last summer. In 2019, she released her debut album, Love and Compromise, which was among Rated R&B’s Best R&B Albums list of that year.
Mahalia shared the story behind creating her new track via a press statement. “I made ‘Jealous’ on a sunny day at the end of summer last year. I was sat in the studio with Cadenza and Miraa May getting some stuff off my chest from the past few weeks,” she explained.
“‘Jealous’ was born pretty fast after chatting. It was a weird time… I was dealing with friends being super unsupportive about decisions I was making and I was struggling with navigating that. I’m really proud and excited about what came out in this song and I hope people love it in the same way we did when we wrote it. Rico Nasty is a badass and one of my favorite artists so getting her to feature was a huge moment for me!”