In a recent sit-down on the ‘Higher Learning’ podcast, Amber Rose reveals the story of how she got Nicki Minaj onto Ye’s ‘Monster.’
Amber Rose recently went on the Higher Learning podcast and talked about her past relationships as well as her influence on songs such as Kanye West’s “Monster.”
Nicki’s verse has served as a talking point for years, both for her career and Hip Hop as a whole, with many claiming it to be one of the greatest rap verses in history.
Rose said she continuously A&R’ed for all of her boyfriends and was the one who demanded Ye put the Queens rapper on the track.
“I put Nicki on ‘Monster,’” Rose said. “He didn’t know who Nicki was back then. I had Nicki pull up to the studio and I put her on ‘Monster.’ She was still coming up and I saw her in the studio and I was like, ‘Oh my god this bitch is fucking talented as hell,’ and then I went back to Kanye and I was like, ‘You need to get this girl Nicki on ‘Monster,’ and he was like, ‘Who? What? No.’”
She went on to say Kanye actually wanted the verse to be taken off the song for a moment because it was too good.
“I put Nicki on ‘Monster,'” Rose exclaimed. “I put Nicki on ‘Monster’. He didn’t know who Nicki was back then. I had Nicki pull up to the studio and I put her on ‘Monster.'”
“She pulled up and we all had a conversation,” she continued. “She heard the song, and then she came back the next day with the verse.”
After Lathan mentioned that Ye almost took her off the song, Rose replied, “Because it was too good. He told me that the same day. He’s like, “How the f*k did you bring in a b*h that killed me on my own song?'”
Rose’s story appears to slightly line up with Nicki Minaj’s version of the story. Back in 2017, Minaj took to Instagram and shared that Ye had debated the idea of removing the song from the album altogether.
“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,” Minaj wrote at the time. “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!!!!”
Five years later, the Queen rapper still sounds like she has a grudge against him. During her latest performance at Essence Festival, Minaj seemed to refer to Ye as a “clown” after performing her verse from “Monster.”
“A monster though! A monster though! But we don’t f**k with clowns,” she said with a smile.
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