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Queen Naija and Ari Lennox “Set Him Up” on new single

The collaboration will appear on the deluxe edition of Queen Naija’s ‘missunderstood.’

Queen Naija and Ari Lennox’s “Set Him Up” artwork
Queen Naija and Ari Lennox’s “Set Him Up” artwork

Back in October, Queen Naija released her debut studio album missunderstood, which saw 18 soulful cuts with additional contributions from Toosii, Jacquees, Mulatto, Pretty Vee, Russ, Lucky Daye, Lil Durk, and Kiana Ledé. This month, the Detroit songstress will unveil a deluxe edition of missunderstood — titled missunderstood...still — which will include seven additional cuts for fans to enjoy.

One such track, the Pat McManus, Boston, and Mike Woods-produced “Set Him Up,” features an assist from Ari Lennox and sees the two women coming to the realization that they’re dating the same man:

“My man wear the same scent, told him it’s my favorite, he just got a new whip too, G Wag’ like blue, and we made love in it ‘til the sun came through, wait, was there letters on his plate? Do it start with L and end with an H? Yeah, I think it do, girl, what you tryna say?/

You might be confused, might’ve seen him ‘round the way, do he got a tat’ on his neck that say “The realest”? Do he got a room with a mirror on the ceiling? Do he got an ex out West he used to deal with? Girl, if your nigga, is my nigga, I’ma kill him.../”

“Set Him Up” will mark the latest appearance on wax from Ari Lennox since her collaboration with Nasty C on “Black and White,” which is taken from the Coming 2 America-based compilation Rhythms of Zamunda. Last year, she also blessed fans with her Shea Butter Baby (Remix EP), as well as loose cuts like “BUSSIT” (which later appeared on Dreamville’s Revenge of the Dreamers III: Director’s Cut), “If You Want Me To Stay” with Anthony Ramos, “Grounded,” and “Chocolate Pomegranate.” Her official debut, Shea Butter Baby, made landfall back in 2019.

Press play on “Set Him Up” below.

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