Nicki Minaj Fought Kanye West to Let ‘Monster’ Stay on ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’
It’s been seven years since Kanye West’s hit song “Monster” made its way out to public. Celebrating the seventh anniversary, Nicki Minaj decided to take to Instagram on October 24 to reveal how Kanye almost left the track off his album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”.
“7 year anniversary of #Monster. Kanye called me to tell me Jay put a verse on this song and that he was still deciding if he would put it on his album,” Nicki wrote. “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!!!”
The 34-year-old rapper also praised Kanye by saying that he is a genius who always put others first. “Kanye, thank you for being the genius you are. You always put others first,” she added. “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.”
Nicki then went on sharing the story, saying that she became the first female rapper to perform at Yankee Stadium at Jay-Z and Eminem’s “The Home & Home Tour”. The “Starship” rapper continued, “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’!”
Nicki concluded her story by writing, “This song featured Barbie and Roman. Chyna was my stunt double in the video. 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.”