Young Money's upcoming artist, and the new sexy "bad b*tch," Nicki Minaj recently talked about her writing game and why she says she prefers to write her own rap rhymes when it comes to creating music. Besides her own rhymes, Nicki Minaj explains that her new "Saxon" song she wrote for Rihanna's "Rated R" project.
"I am so territorial, that [from the start] I just felt like whatever I was gonna do I was gonna write it myself," she says in the new Fader Magazine. "it's my personal preference to always be in control of everything I do in life…This [Rihanna song] wasn't supposed to come out in the world with Nicki Minaj on it. This was written for someone else, and I felt so f*cked up behind it. But I thought the beat was very different, and I wanted to write something for Rihanna that showed like, I already shut that sh*t down."
Nicki Minaj – Freestyles (Talks About Writing Skills)