Yung Bleu has gone from an aspiring young rapper fresh out of Alabama to a Grammy-nominated artist, working with some of the biggest names in the game. Since releasing his first major hit “Miss It” in 2017, the 28-year-old has worked alongside everyone from NBA YoungBoy to Chris Brown. But it was Nicki Minaj who made Bleu a star.

Nicki Minaj at Billboard Women In Music 2019 – Rich Fury/Getty Images for Billboard

The Mobile native also took to social media on Thursday (September 22) to reveal he was nervous about filming with Barb for their new ‘Love In The Way’ collaboration. “You don’t know how nervous I was when they staged me with Nicki,” he tweeted. “If you notice in the video I don’t know how to move my arms because I was afraid I’d be gone and made a mistake and hit her or someone else so I just kept them at my sides.”

The “Mine Still” star also shared with fans that Nicki let him choose his outfit for the video shoot. “Then, one more funny thing! No, she let me choose her outfit. She told me to go ahead and tell me what you want me to wear. I started to feel so much pressure. I’m in there with the stylist who’s sweating bullets now. [why she] put that pressure on me.”

The behind-the-scenes details for Bleu come less than a week after he released a sultry visual for his free-flowing track with the Queens rapper. Nicki shared her excitement for the song in an Instagram post, writing, “That song I just did with Bleu [smirk emoji]Besides music, Bleu also recently announced the launch of its Moon Boy University, a space for creatives to come and learn the ins and outs of the industry while advancing their own careers.

Check out the visual for “Love In The Way” below.