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Nicki Minaj Talks Being Rejected By Eminem At First

Posted By on October 29, 2010

     The first lady of Young Money, Nicki Minaj, recently had some big news leak on the net yesterday…We reported that Eminem would be doing a collaboration with Minaj which would be featured on her upcoming "Pink Friday" debut album. Nicki Minaj then let fans know that her first request was actually rejected by Eminem which only motivated her even more.

"The track had long been in the works," she revealed. Swizz Beatz produced the number, and she held onto the track for months. The Queens femcee sent Eminem another record first in hopes of soliciting a collaboration with the Detroit superstar. "We went out on a whim and put it in the air like, 'It'd be great if he would collaborate with us,' " Nicki Minaj said. "I remember I kept talking about it, and I thought, 'It can't hurt.' I sent him one record, and he didn't love it. He didn't say, 'I don't love it'; he just said, 'Can you send me something that's a little more me?' I sent him an e-mail and thanked him for that, just having enough respect. Sometimes people don't respond. He had the respect, at least, to treat me like a peer." Eventually, Nicki revisited the Swizz track and completed the song. She wasn't sure if she wanted a feature on the track, because she thought the song was so good as it stood. After thinking it over, however, she decided to reach out to Em. "He picked up the phone for that one," she said. (MTV)

Nicki Minaj – Talks Upcoming Eminem Collaboration On Pink Friday