Nicki Minaj manages to get an all star lineup for her sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, including dancehall veteran Beenie Man and rap icon Nas.
Speaking with Funkmaster Flex, Nicki Minaj said she wanted Lauryn Hill on the single “Champion,” featuring Nas, Young Jeezy and Drake.
“I wanted to get her on ‘Champion’,” Nicki Minaj said. “That would have been crazy, right? She was my fave.”
“Lauryn to me was the goddess. I’d love to meet her. I’m pretty sure she’s heard me talk about her a billion times,” Nicki Minaj added.
Nicki Minaj also gave some props to other female veteran rappers before her including Remy Ma and Foxy Brown.
“Remy at one time brought back this energy that was almost palpable. When the ‘Ante Up’ verse came out, if you ain’t know her, you knew her then.”
“Foxy was one of my faves. I had connected with her a lot just because she’s Trini and I’m Trini, and I always thought if I meet her, she would understand me. Foxy Brown was my friend in my head.”
The Young Money femcee also shout out to several of her pairs including the late Left Eye, Da Brat, Eve, Missy Elliot, Queen Latifa and MC Lyte.