Nicki Minaj convinced Kanye West to include Monster on his album
- Bang Showbiz
- 25 October 2017
American rap star Nicki Minaj has revealed she had to convince Kanye West to include 'Monster' on his 2010 album 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy'
Nicki Minaj had to convince Kanye West to include 'Monster' on his 2010 album 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy'.
The 34-year-old rap star features alongside Kanye, Jay Z and Rick Ross on the popular track, and her verse is widely considered to be one of the high points of Nicki's career - but she's revealed she needed to make a lengthy call to Kanye in order for the single to make the cut on his album.
In a lengthy Instagram post, Nicki wrote: "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!!!! (sic)"
Nicki also gave her fans an insight into how she appeared on the track in the first place.
She recalled: "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! (sic)"
Nick said that Kanye's ex-girlfriend Amber Rose also helped to convince the rapper of her talents.
She explained: "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 (sic)"