Nicki Minaj Speaks on Eminem/Swizz Beatz Collaboration

Having already collaborated with Lil Wayne, Drake, Jay-Z and Kanye West, Nicki Minaj recently revealed that she’ll be sharing a track with another of the game’s most revered MCs.

In a sit-down with MTV, rap’s leading lady spoke on the song “Roman’s Revenge,” which features Eminem. The lyricists channel their alter egos—Roman Zolansky and Martha for Nicki, and Slim Shady for Em—as they lace the Swizz Beatz-produced cut.

“I had that beat for—it had to be, like, four months,” she told Sway. “I didn’t wanna write to it. It was crazy. I knew I had to go in if I was gonna tackle the beat,” said the New York native of the track, also admitting it was the song she had most fun recording for the album, and that Slim turned out to be the craziest character on wax.

Nicki had already sent Eminem a song for a possible feature before “Roman’s Revenge,” but he was looking for something different than the initial track she pitched. “I was kind of scared, because you also don’t wanna be vulnerable and send two songs that someone’s gonna turn down,” said the Young Money spitter of reaching out a second time. “And when I sent it, that’s when he picked up the phone.”

“Even right now I’m in shock. I just don’t believe that he gave me that much time.”

Pink Friday will be in stores November 22. —Adam Fleischer

  • pompypo

    I hate that accent she puts on. Otherwise I hope she does well

  • E-Man

    kinda funny how long it took wayne to get a collab wit jay an em
    it took bout a couple months for drake an nicki

    • yea

      im still waiting for the fuck the white man hate… pls do so i can rub it in further.

      • jtm

        i don’t hate eminem at all but i do not understand why he keeps making songs with these no talent rappers.

        • think about it

          Well, the only way you can put a no talent rapper in its place is to make them bleed. Lil Wayne called Eminem scared, and since then, did three tracks with the Fire Marshall, and Wayne gets destroyed each time, although the last one he put up a better fight.

          Be glad, at least he’s not doing tracks with Black Eyed Peas.

  • http://detroitrap.com FRED

    NICKI MINAJ WHEN SHE MAKES THOSE FACES MAKES HER LOOK LIKE A RETART LOL ITS LIKE A SPOOF OF A RAP VIDEO ON IN LIVING COLOR OR SNL LOL BUT PEOPLE TAKE HER SEROUIS I DIDNT NO LOOKING LIKE A RETART AND SOUNDIN LIKE ONE CAN MAKE U FAMOUS U’D THINK ITS COMEDY

  • Q461

    Should be interesting. Nicki showed and proved on that Monster joint. I’m sure her and Em prob cooked up somethin crazy…..

  • jtm

    i am still waiting for eminem to do a song with nas and andre 3000.

    • Dinero

      ^^^^^real shit….
      and Lupe too….

  • Anonymous

    fok yo

  • http://yahoo jason

    why has playboy not approached ms minaj fine ass about a spread in the magazine? sells through the roof!!