Nicki Minaj has tons of star-studded features on her new album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, but she recently revealed that she was unable to secure Lauryn Hill for the track “Champion”, featuring Nas, Drake, and Young Jeezy. Check out what she said about it below:
“I wanted to get her on ‘Champion’,” she told Funkmaster Flex. “That would have been crazy, right? She was my fave.”
Although Nicki has never met Ms.Hill, she says that Lauryn is a “goddess.”
“I’d love to meet her. I’m pretty sure she’s heard me talk about her a billion times,” Nicki said.
Check out the “Champion” track below. Could you hear Lauryn Hill on this?
In related news, during the interivew, Nicki Minaj gave props to other female rappers, including Remy Ma.
“Remy at one time brought back this energy that was almost palpable,” she said of the incarcerated MC. “When the ‘Ante Up’ verse came out, if you ain’t know her, you knew her then.”
Foxy Brown was another one of her influences. “She 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.”
Nicki also shouted out MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, Left Eye, Missy Elliott, and Da Brat during the interview.