Zayn Malik, Lil Wayne’s ‘Pillowtalk’ Remix: Fan Reviews

Although Lil Wayne and Zayn Malik have been releasing new music on a regular basis throughout the first part of 2016, fans are overjoyed to see the two musicians collaborate on a remix of “Pillowtalk.”

On social media, Lil Wayne is keeping a low profile and his latest Instagram post is of him skateboarding.

However, around February 19, Zayn Malik started teasing on Snapchat about a collaboration with Lil Wayne, according to Fact Mag.

Naturally, Lil Wayne and Zayn Malik fans suspected something was in the works when Zayn presented his new album cover art for Mind of Mine, because it had a striking resemblance to Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III.

Zayn Malik's homage to Lil Wayne with the cover of his upcoming album was not clear until the remix was released
Zayn Malik made a connection to Lil Wayne with album cover art that was only made clear a week later when the “Pillowtalk” remix. [Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images]
Was there a connection? As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Lil Wayne and Zayn Malik did not have a relationship in the headlines before Zayn Malik debuted his album cover art on Jimmy Fallon’s late night show on February 18, according to Us Magazine.

E! Online reported on February 19 that Zayn Malik responded to critics that said he was copying Lil Wayne with the following.

“I’m not tryna be no rapper, my album is me a child. My ideas have been with me a long time. Use your brain, appreciate art don’t discriminate what you don’t understand.”

Evidently, what fans did not “understand” was that Lil Wayne and Zayn Malik were preparing to release a new collaboration a week after presenting the Mind of Mine cover album art.

Now that it all adds up, fans are excited about the outcome of the lines Lil Wayne added to Zayn Malik’s “Pillowtalk” in a remix released on February 25.

About the remix, SugarScape writes, “Oh what a day to be a pair of earholes.” In their review, they added that the collaboration was “lovely” but “We’d advise headphones [because], yeah, it’s pretty explicit.”

Adding to the idea that the new lyrics were fairly explicit, Rolling Stone reprints Lil Wayne’s NSFW raps that were added to “Pillowtalk” and reviews it by saying, “The rapper takes Malik’s song to more explicit heights with lines such as ‘F***ing and fighting / ah f*** it, if she love it I like it,” “We f*** for a truce’ and ‘Put my tongue in her noose / put my thumb in her [ca]’boose / Make her jump through the roof / Now she touching the moon.'”

While many music writers have not had a chance to catch their breath and start writing reviews in the 24-hours since the remix was released, on social media and on the download website at iTunes, fans are writing ecstatic reviews about the Zayn Malik/Lil Wayne “Pillowtalk” collaboration.

In the past, fans have expressed a desire to see Lil Wayne and Zayn Malik make music together. One Twitter user even wrote on September 7, 2015, “I wish: ‘Zayn Malik ft. Lil Wayne.'”

Pillow Talk remix was welcomed by Lil Wayne and Zayn Malik fans
Fans are overjoyed about the Zayn Malik and Lil Wayne remix of “Pillowtalk” 24-hours after it was released. [Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia]
On Twitter, fans have a long list of compliments under Zayn Malik’s tweet to Lil Wayne about the “Pillowtalk” remix. Zayn Malik and Lil Wayne fans also have a lot to say on their own.

For example, “I Absolutely love this remix” is a common tweet. On February 19, one Lil Wayne and Zayn Malik fan exploded with joy on Twitter at the hint of the “Pillowtalk” remix on Snapchat with the following.

“OMG is #ZaynMalik doing a #PillowTalk Remix with Lil Wayne? OMFG I can’t wait it’s going to be sick #Zquad I love Lil Wayne even more now!”

In the meantime, Lil Wayne is continuing his Dedication Tour with Zayn Malik’s hero, Rae Sremmurd, and the positive reviews keep coming. Interestingly, like Zayn Malik, Lil Wayne’s fans know what an honor it is to be featured with a legend like Lil Tunechi.

For instance, NYS Music writes the following on February 22 about Lil Wayne’s Rochester, New York performance.

“Toward the end of the show, Weezy brought out a handful of up and coming rappers so they could show the crowd what they were made of. One thing that Wayne is good at is finding new talent and collaborating with other artists.”

In addition to releasing the remix with Lil Wayne, Zayn Malik also released a video for “It’s You” on February 25, according to the Mirror.

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