Can I use "needs: project" to get artifacts from a specific pipeline in another project?

I have a multi-project pipeline setup, i.e. a pipeline in one project triggers a pipeline in another project.
The upstream pipeline also contains some jobs that produces artifacts. The downstream pipeline needs to use these artifacts and I currently use the API to fetch the artifacts that I need.

But I was thinking that it would have been cleaner to use the needs:project keywords to get the artifacts, but there doesn’t seem to be a way to specify a specific pipeline in another project, only the ref and then to get artifacts from the latest pipeline for that ref.

In my case the upstream pipeline is not triggered by a commit in that project, it is in turn triggered in other ways. My pipeline need to target a specific pipeline id to be sure to get the correct artifacts. Is there a way to achieve this using the needs:project or is using the API the only option?