What happens when Queen Bey meets Your Minajesty? A new song of the summer is crowned. Now, in an interview with Hot 97, Nicki Minaj is telling us the story of how her viral "Flawless" remix was born.
The 31-year-old MC explains that Hip Hop Since 1978 CEO G. Roberson came to her a couple months ago with the news that Beyoncé was interested in her remixing "Flawless."
"After I got proper medical help and started breathing again, I was like, 'What?'" Nicki quips. "She sent me a version that she wanted. She told me, 'I want you to be you. I don't want you to hold back.' I said, 'You sure?' She said, 'Yeah. I want you to just be you and do you.' … I recorded the verse in New York, and she stopped by the studio. She was such a sweetheart. She was hyping me up, like, 'Yeah, do your thing. Don't hold back. Go in.' And I said, 'OK, alright.'"
Apparently, working with Beyoncé was always a dream for Nicki. "When I was putting out mixtapes and stuff, I would always remix her stuff," she continues. "I figured that eventually we would do something together."
But her hope waned in recent years: "I thought it would never happen 'cause I felt like if she was going to ask me, she would have asked me. I think the stars aligned the right way. We are just in the right places in our careers that it makes sense now. I feel like, with the release to her last album, her records are geared to what I do now, and so it is what it is."
And we'd say that "what it is" is playing on repeat non-stop!
Source: Hot 97