“It was Roman … and it was Slim Shady,” she told MTV News’ Sway while speaking in a British accent during her appearance on “RapFix Live.”
The real Slim Shady? “The real Slim Shady,” she confirmed. “It was the most fun song on Pink Friday. It gave me life. Absolutely, darling.”
“We went out on a whim and put it in the air like, ‘It’d be great if he would collaborate with us,’ ” Nicki Minaj said. “I remember I kept talking about it, and I thought, ‘It can’t hurt.’ I sent him one record, and he didn’t love it. He didn’t say, ‘I don’t love it’; he just said, ‘Can you send me something that’s a little more me?’ I sent him an e-mail and thanked him for that, just having enough respect. Sometimes people don’t respond. He had the respect, at least, to treat me like a peer.”
Eventually, Nicki revisited the Swizz track and completed the song. She wasn’t sure if she wanted a feature on the track, because she thought the song was so good as it stood. After thinking it over, however, she decided to reach out to Em.
“He picked up the phone for that one,” she said. – MTV
I can’t wait to hear this Nicki Minaj and Em collaboration After the jump, you can read what the Barbie thinks of a Nicki and Lady Gaga collabo.
During her “RapFix Live” interview, Minaj revealed she would be interested in jumping on a track with Gaga — especially if it’s guaranteed to be a monster.
“I’m inspired by her creativity,” Minaj said. “The women in the game, I never say I would never work with them because, in fact, if there’s an opportunity for me to work with them, and it’s a way that we can kill the game and do something crazy, why would I turn that down?”
The Young Money diva added, “I love collaborating with artists. I’ve been a feature queen for the last year, right?”
“It’s important for me to stand up for anyone that is being ridiculed and bullied. I don’t differentiate between who I’m speaking on behalf of. If three black kids … committed suicide and I needed to speak on behalf of them, I would have spoken up,” she said. “Because I think that, at the end of the day, you don’t have to love everyone’s lifestyle. You don’t have to embrace everyone. But I do think you have to respect everyone.”
“Some people think like, ‘Well, if I don’t hit someone, I’m not hurting them.’ But those words that you say to a person — that bullying, that ridicule — it hurts them even more,” she said. “So yes, I spoke up for the gay community and I will do that for all and any of my fans if they’re being tormented, because it’s sad.” – MTV