Nicki Minaj Gives The Downlow On Collaborating With Pop Powerhouses Kanye West, Drake, Rihanna
Nicki Minaj has the power of ten women and is impacting music as though there were actually TEN of her. We’d barely believe the power of Pink Friday had we not experienced it for ourselves when rap sensation [lastfm]Nicki Minaj[/lastfm] visited McCabe at AMP Radio.
However, the Harijuku Barbie is legit, as are her incredible collaborations with [lastfm]Kanye West[/lastfm], [lastfm]Drake[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Rihanna[/lastfm]. Hear what she has to say about working with the biggest names in pop and hip-hop.
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Nicki worked with pop sensation Rihanna on the track “Fly” and talked about her admiration for the Barbados beauty, as well as how incredible it was to work with someone she respects so much saying:
“Fly” is one of my absolute faves. I wanted to work with Rihanna for a long time. I’m very proud of her accomplishments, especially since she was born on an island like me. This song is a female empowerment song. But then again, it’s not specific to just women.
It speaks about flying, soaring high in the face of every single solitary adversity that comes your way. I speak about how the media has attempted to box me in and how that has made me feel suffocated. After years of being dragged thru the mud, I’ve mustered up the courage to re-define myself.
I believe that I represent an entire generation. My fans have become my family and together we have become a movement. Get ready for it. We came to win.
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The thought of the two of them working together breaks out brain, especially how much girl power the two of them are bringing to the table for that track. When that single drops, it’s likely that you’ll hear us screaming all the way from the AMP studios. Just sayin’.
Nicki also had a chance to talk about her “husband” Drake and teaming up with him on the song “Moment 4 Life” saying that the track is essentially a love story about two kids that grow up together and how they strive for greatness and achieve their goals.
They shared their dreams of making it as rappers. They laughed together, they cried together. One day they realize that their dreams have come to fruition. Though they know all things come to an end, they celebrate. They wish that they could have this moment 4 LIFE.
Oh yeah barbz, “Moment 4 Life” features Drake! I was really looking forward to our collaboration and it lived up to every one of my expectations. It feels like a marriage made in heaven.
The gushing didn’t stop there, as the Pink barbie doll rapper got a chance to gush about Raps current powerhouse and one man hype machine, Kanye West, whom she worked on “All The Lights” from Kanye’s forthcoming album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and the track “Blazin” off of Pink Friday saying:
That record is a dope, dope, dope record where Kanye shows off as always.
It’s one of those for my dudes to ride to, not really crazy and animated, but just like one of them ride outs when you feel good and you just got the top down and you just want to zone out.
In terms of excitement, we’re shooting for the moon with our anticipation for Pink Friday and after hearing about the collaborations and her ideas and opinions of them, we cannot wait for her album to drop later this month. We’re sure you feel the same way now.