Trini-American rapper Nicki Minaj has revealed that her initial request for Eminem to appear on a record from the upcoming Pink Friday debut album was met with rejection.
Minaj said though, Em’s rejection motivated her to reach back out and finally snag him for another track on the album called “Roman’s Revenge.”
According to MTV, 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.
Listen to Nicki Minaj and Eminem Roman’s Revenge below[audio:http://urbanislandz.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Nicki-Minaj-ft.-Eminem-Romans-Revenge1.mp3|titles=Nicki Minaj ft. Eminem – Roman’s Revenge]
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