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Hip-Hop Rumors: Nicki Minaj Credits Irv Gotti For Inspiring “Moment For Life”

Nicki Minaj’s hit “Moment For Life” was recently used in her Pepsi commercial as part of her ‘Live For Now’ campaign. During a behind-the-scenes interview with on the set for the ad spot, Nicki revealed that producer and former Murder Inc. label head, Irv Gotti, gave her the inspiration for the track. Check out what she said below:

“When I was writing my first album, ‘Pink Friday,’ I had a conversation with one of my really good friends, his name is Irv Gotti, and we had this really interesting conversation where he told me ‘enjoy this moment, you’ll never get this moment ever again,’ you’ll never be the ‘new girl on the scene’ ever again, and so I went into the studio.  I heard this amazing track, and right there in the moment I kind of wished I could freeze everything that was happening because it just felt so exciting, people were all of a sudden interested in me. As an underground artist, I wasn’t really used to that.

“I just started singing, “I wish that I could have this moment for life.” I went in the booth and started singing it. I never wrote it down. I just felt that’s what the track was saying.”

Irv inspired a lot of hits in his day – glad to see he’s still got it!

In related news, Nicki also credits Beyonce for having the Pepsi commercial that influenced her the most. Check out what she said below about King B:

“Out of the people that have done something with Pepsi, I think I was probably the most influenced by the Beyonce commercial, because I felt like this is a young black girl, early on in her career and she’s doing something so iconic and I never thought in a billion years that Pepsi would reach out to someone like me.”

Check out the video interview and behind-the-scenes footage below:

  • timwest1000

    This is the new model for artist promo and deception, “I never thought this would happen to me, ohhhh wow”. Been seeing a lot of “artist” saying this. After shitting on the public for the last 2 yrs. NOW THIS? A Sap Rockhead said the same thing.

    • fish salad water

      timwest… you hit it dead on.  shitting on public and other artists for the past year or 2 and watch now how this girl and the other girl (drake) be paying homage to the older cats.  this girl playing that card talking about she never knew it wasn’t going to blah blah blah.

  • Juan Spin Serrano


  • Realist4200

    Shut up b!tch


  • Nicki Minaj is definitely the most overrated artist

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  • S

    I bet Nicki got a mean head game……..

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  • nicki is so ugly, yuk ! & this is 1 time i wish bill orielly wud get involved & get pepsi to cancel her contract…pleeese bill ! now is ur time to help the community!

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