Rihanna recently spoke about her collaboration with Young Money's new first lady, Nicki Minaj, and how blown away she is by the rappers writing skills. Talkin gabout their "Raining Man" collaboration off her upcoming "Loud" album, Rihanna explained what stood out to her about Minaj's writing.
"You know, I worked with her before on [2009's] Rated R and she was just writing me some really good ballads, and I couldn't wait to work with her again and finally have her on my record," Rihanna told Capital FM. "She has a great buzz and she has a 'thing' to her. She is a star and that's why people love her. She's also really entertaining with her visual as well as her lyrics, and she has a great melody. I'm really amazed that she can write like that. [Nicki] not only raps but she can write songs too…It was really easy actually. We were going back and forth with the texts on how we were going to get to do it because we were in two different places and had two opposite schedules."