AceShowbiz - Nicki Minaj has responded after T-Pain expressed his disappointment when Nicki turned down his 2007 collaboration request. In an interview with "The 85 South Show", T-Pain shared that he had prepared a big plan with the "Anaconda" hitmaker, only to be ghosted by Nicki.
Recalling his attempt to have the Queens-bred rapper to serve a "quick little verse" on his project, T-Pain said, "I think I met Nicki in 2007 and we had just, you know, we was about to work together." However, he recalled that Nicki "had stopped responding and I was like, 'Nick, let me know what's going on.' She was like, 'Hey, I'm an artist too and I'm working on my s**t, so ya know, baby chill.' "
The "Buy U a Drank" rapper noted that Nicki's response wasn't "malicious," though he admitted that he was heartbroken because of the rejection. "Maybe I was in love with Nicki Minaj," the rapper joked.
Nicki apparently caught wind of T-Pain's interview and reacted to it in an Instagram comment. "I don't remember this AT ALL but it DEF sound like smthn I would say," the "Bang Bang" musician wrote. Admitting that she made a mistake by turning T-Pain down, she added, "omg what was I thinking? He was already a rlly big artist. I was still underground. Chileeeeee I used to b buggin yo I was under so much pressure to deliver."
The mom of one then apologized to T-Pain, writing, "my bad babe, all love. I have nthn but respect for your talent. and thank you & Kanye for clearing 'Go Hard' for Beam Me Up Scotty last month. listening to you over & over on that record taught me SM about harmonies & background vocals."
Concluding her response, Nicki said, "Your vocals on that song alone are GOATED FOR LIFE. I listened to every single detail."