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Jessie J pens a heartfelt apology to Nicki Minaj over Bang Bang drama


Jessie J penned a heartfelt apology to Nicki Minaj after the rapper slammed her for getting the origin story of their 2014 hit Bang Bang wrong. 

Just one day after Nicki Minaj refuted Jessie J’s claims that she asked to be on the song, also featuring Ariana Grande, Jessie J attempted to resolve the tension between them. 

‘I respect you publicly being yourself @nickiminaj • So here I am being myself,’ the star captioned a series of several memes and GIFs.  

Misunderstanding: Jessie J penned a heartfelt apology to Nicki Minaj after the rapper slammed her for getting the origin story of their 2014 hit Bang Bang wrong; seen in July 

Before reflecting on the misunderstanding, she wondered if recently resurfaced footage of her taken ‘back in 2015 on stage taking the piss out’ of herself was the root case of the ‘weird energy between’ them.

‘It was made into a meme about 2 weeks ago. Is that what this is really about?’ she asked of a meme showing her lip synching to Minaj’s verses in Bang Bang. ‘Or maybe it was when you used me as a stair rail at the AMAs. That was also funny.’ 

All jokes aside, Jessie J, went on to say: ‘If we can’t laugh in the lives we have been blessed with. What’s the point. It really isn’t that deep.’ 

Clearing the air: Just one day after Nicki Minaj refuted Jessie J's claims that she asked to be on the song, also featuring Ariana Grande, Jessie J to resolve any tension (pictured in 2014)

Clearing the air: Just one day after Nicki Minaj refuted Jessie J’s claims that she asked to be on the song, also featuring Ariana Grande, Jessie J to resolve any tension (pictured in 2014)

'I respect you publicly being yourself @nickiminaj • So here I am being myself,' the star captioned a series of several memes and GIFs

‘I respect you publicly being yourself @nickiminaj • So here I am being myself,’ the star captioned a series of several memes and GIFs

‘From the moment I met you to now I have shown you nothing but love and gratitude for how f***ing blessed I was to have you and @arianagrande who btw wrote Bang Bang with the insanely talented Max Martin which I found out today,’ she continued. ‘Jesus. What a day. Sorry Ari. I never knew. Wild.’

Reiterating a past statement, the performer stated she has always been ‘the first person to admit Bang Bang would NEVER have been what it was without’ Minaj or Grande. 

‘I’m sorry I got the story wrong all these years, I was told you heard the song and wanted to be on it by someone clearly gassing me up at the label. (Bless them and my naive a**) Thank you for clarifying I was wrong on that,’ she said.  

Silly side: Before reflecting on the misunderstanding, she wondered if a video of her taken 'back in 2015 on stage taking the piss out' herself that resurfaced was the root case of their 'weird energy between' them

Silly side: Before reflecting on the misunderstanding, she wondered if a video of her taken ‘back in 2015 on stage taking the piss out’ herself that resurfaced was the root case of their ‘weird energy between’ them

Jessie, then, suggested they catch up to celebrate the seven-year anniversary of their single. 

‘Should we all go for dinner? No… Probably not right.. Too soon? Bang bang part two?… No…. Ok got it. Do it like a dude remix? Ok. I’ll stop,’ she wrote. 

She concluded: ‘Look, the song did it’s damn thing. I will never say you asked to be on the song ever again. Although all this drama means memes and man have the memes of me have kept me entertained all day. Swipe for a good old laugh. Always love and light from me babes’  

'It was made into a meme about 2 weeks ago. Is that what this is really about?' she asked of the footage showing her lip synching to Minaj's verses. 'Or maybe it was when you used me as a stair rail at the AMAs. That was also funny'

‘It was made into a meme about 2 weeks ago. Is that what this is really about?’ she asked of the footage showing her lip synching to Minaj’s verses. ‘Or maybe it was when you used me as a stair rail at the AMAs. That was also funny’

Meme queen: All jokes aside, Jessie J, went on to say: 'If we can’t laugh in the lives we have been blessed with. What’s the point. It really isn’t that deep'

Meme queen: All jokes aside, Jessie J, went on to say: ‘If we can’t laugh in the lives we have been blessed with. What’s the point. It really isn’t that deep’

On Thursday, Minaj claimed that she was ‘paid’ to be on Bang Bang, despite the British singer hinting she seemed desperate to ‘jump on’ on the track.

Minaj took to Twitter to deny that she ‘wanted to’ be on the track song after hearing a preview of it.

Minaj, 38, wrote: ‘Babe @JessieJ, I didn’t hear the song & ask 2 get on it. The label asked me 2 get on it & paid me. How would I have heard the song? chiiille what am I the damn song monitor? Snoopin around for songs chile?’

Feedback: Earlier this week, Minaj took to social media to explain how she became involved with the project

Feedback: Earlier this week, Minaj took to social media to explain how she became involved with the project

Minaj added that the idea was floated ‘by another artist recently as well,’ adding, ‘Yall gotta stop Love U.’ 

She later issued responses to tweets in reaction to her original post, adding, ‘I can’t believe I used to care what ppl thought/said about me.’

The Grammy-nominated artist spoke on the social media site after Jessie J, 33, spoke in a feature with Glamour published Thursday, in which she talked in-depth about five of her tracks, including the song with producer Max Martin, which hit number three on Billboard Hot 100 chart. 

Out and about: Minaj was snapped in NYC last year at a Marc Jacobs event

Out and about: Minaj was snapped in NYC last year at a Marc Jacobs event 

The Grammy-nominated artist spoke on the social media site after Jessie J, spoke in a feature with Glamour published Thursday, in which she talked in-depth about five of her tracks, including the song with producer Max Martin, which hit number three on Billboard Hot 100 chart.  

Jessie J told the outlet that she and Grande had already agreed to turn the track into a collaboration after the producer had previewed it for them.

‘We both loved it,’ Jessie J said. ‘We just said, “Why don’t we both do it?” So Ariana stayed on the second verse, I recorded the first verse, and then Nicki was played it in the studio and was like, “I’ve got to jump on this.” We didn’t go to her and ask; she wanted to do it.’

 

Minaj later issued responses to tweets in reaction to her original post

Minaj later issued responses to tweets in reaction to her original post

Minaj tweeted in response that she had been ‘doing promo in the UK & heard it on the radio.’

In her interview, Jessie J said that she’d ‘literally felt like [she’d] won a competition’ in being featured on the track with Minaj and Grande, 28.

The U.K. native said: ‘I’ll never forget: I was in my bedroom in my flat in London, and I got sent the version with Nicki on it. I just sat at the end of my bed holding my phone, staring at the floor, going, ‘How the f*** did I land this?”

Jessie J credited her collaborators on the track, saying, ‘Bang Bang would have never done what it did without them.

‘The gratitude I have and, honestly, the experience of girl power,’ she said. ‘Since Moulin Rouge, there hasn’t really been a big female song that’s come that’s really impacted like that.’



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