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Seven years after the release of the feature that took Nicki Minaj‘s career to the next level, the Queen Barbie just revealed that the song almost didn’t make it to Ye’s album.
Taking a trip down memory lane, to revisit the ‘Monster’ collaboration with Kanye West, Jay Z, and Rick Ross, Minaj shared a short clip on Instagram of her electric verse from the 2010 track.
Minaj revealed, in her post caption, that she had to convince West to keep the massive record on his sixth solo studio album, My Beautiful, Dark Twisted Fantasy. The ‘Rake It Up’ rhymer said:
Kanye called me to tell me Jay put a verse on this song & that he was still deciding if he would put it on his album. Haha. It was like an hour long call where I tried to convince him to let the song stay on his album.
Nicki goes on to say that she ‘fought’ Kanye every step of the way before the record’s release and also revealed that Blac Chyna was her body double in the video.
7 year anniversary of #Monster Kanye called me to tell me Jay put a verse on this song & that he was still deciding if he would put it on his album. Haha. It was like an hour long call where I tried to convince him to let the song stay on his album. He felt this verse would end up being the talk of the album. I said: YOU’RE KANYE WEST!!!! I became the first female rapper to perform @ Yankee Stadium on the JAY/Eminem stadium tour. When I saw him, Jay said: “when u got so nice”? I said: “I been nice”! Ha! Kanye, thank you for being the genius you are. You always put others first. I fought u every step of the way but it worked out. (He wanted me to add more of that growling monster voice and I felt it was over kill.) He wouldn’t give in. In the end, maybe he was right. Ha! – this song featured Barbie and Roman. Chyna was my stunt double in the video. (Due to her ASSets). Amber had spoken highly of me to Ye n pushed for him to meet with me. The rest is history. Ye, Jay, Em…All 3 of them helped me in some way. Love
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