Nicki Minaj Had to Convince Kanye West to Keep ‘Monster’ on ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’
If you ask most hip-hop fans what Nicki Minaj's best verse is, they will instantly pick her featured spot on Kanye West's "Monster." Rapping alongside Yeezy and JAY-Z, Nicki held her own, even stealing the show with her bars.
But according to the New York rapper, the song almost didn't make it to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Celebrating the seventh anniversary of the song, Minaj revealed some tidbits about the track on Instagram.
"7 year anniversary of #Monster Kanye called me to tell me Jay put a verse on this song and that he was still deciding if he would put it on his album," she wrote. "Haha. It was like an hour long call where I tried to convince him to let the song stay on his album. He felt this verse would end up being the talk of the album. I said: YOU’RE KANYE WEST!!!!"
Nicki also revealed that Kanye wanted her to add more of the "growling monster voice" in the song, although she felt it was overkill. "He wanted me to add more of that growling monster voice and I felt it was over kill," Minaj wrote. "He wouldn’t give in. In the end, maybe he was right. Ha!"
Check out Nicki's Instagram post below.