(AllHipHop News) Nicki Minaj’s latest single “Anaconda” borrows heavily from Sir Mix-A-Lot’s single “Baby Got Back.” The repetitive “my anaconda don’t” line sampled on the forthcoming The Pink Print album track first dominated radio back in 1992 as the ode to big butts skyrocketed up the charts.
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Mix-A-Lot spoke with MTV News about Nicki’s 2014 version of his #1 hit. The Seattle-based entertainer explained how he stayed in constant contact with the Young Money raptress as she created “Anaconda.”
“[Nicki] called [while she was] in the studio,” said Mix. “I don’t really know Nicki Minaj, but I can tell you this: Lazy, she is not. That girl works hard. I was blown away by her work ethic. She would hit us up, she’d be in the studio vibing, coming up with different ideas, making sure those ideas were cool. She’d call you back after a couple more hours.”
Mix-A-Lot also reveals that while he did get information about the tune during the recording process, he found out about its infamous cover art just like the rest of us.
“Wooooh! When I saw the cover, I almost forgot about the song,” he stated. “I looked at that for about an hour.”
Other artists to use elements of “Baby Got Back” in their own songs include fellow YMCMB performer Lil Wayne (“The Motto”) and rap superstar Eminem (“Just Lose It”).
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Watch Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” below.