Beyoncé told Nicki Minaj to be herself on Flawless track
- Bang Showbiz
- 5 August 2014
Beyoncé wanted Nicki Minaj to let loose and be herself on the remix of her track 'Flawless', which was released last weekend
Beyoncé didn't want Nicki Minaj to "hold back" in their new 'Flawless' remix.
The 32-year-old singer wanted the 31-year-old rapper - whose real name is Onika Maraj - to let loose when she recorded her verse for the re-worked track.
Speaking on radio station Hot 97, Nicki said: "A month or two ago, Gee [Roberson] called me when I was on my way to Vegas and said, 'Beyoncé wants you to remix to 'Flawless'.
"After I got proper medical help and started breathing again, I was like, 'What?'
"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 was actually in New York writing the verse. I recorded the verse in New York and she stopped by the studio. She was such a sweetheart. She was hyping me up, 'Do your thing. Don't hold back. Go in.' "
However, the busty brunette admits she didn't think a collaboration with Beyoncé would ever happen at this stage in her career.
She explained: "I figured that eventually we would do something together. I mean, I'm not gonna lie. Recently I thought it would never happen because I felt like if she was going to ask me, she would have asked."
She added: "I think the stars aligned the right way. We are just in the right places in our careers that it makes sense now."
'Flawless Remix' was released last weekend.