Nicki Minaj Calls Kanye West Her Mentor [Video]

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Young Money first lady Nicki Minaj has describe her relationship with Kanye West, saying he has become her mentor and explains how “Monster” came to be.

One of the year’s highlights for Nicki Minaj has been her show stopping performance on Kanye West’s “Monster.” Nicki verse on the collaboration has won over the many in the hip hop community.

In a recent interview, Nicki Minaj said she was introduce to Kanye by his ex-gf Amber Rose.

“Well I was great friends with Amber Rose when they were dating and she hadrecommended me to him for his album and finally I guess he relented [laughs],” Minaj said of meeting West, before explaining how her “Monster” verse was created. “One day I got a call from her and she said Kanye wanted me to come down to Hawaii and record for the album. He told me I could pick what I wanted to be on. I heard the beat for ‘Monster.’ I fell in love with it and that’s how the “Monster” verse happened.”

Their partnership did not end there. When Minaj was getting closer to releasing her own album, she said she needed Kanye West to be a part of it.

“When it came to me putting my album out, I was like ‘I can’t have an album without Kanye. He has to be a part of it.’ He’s become my mentor, he gives meadvice, he hits me, takes random pictures off-line and says ‘Oh this is a good picture of you.’ He’s really into fashion so he’s a good person to have a well-roundedconversation with.”

Peep Nicki Minaj and Kanye West Monster track below.

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