Nicki Minaj denies Jessie J’s claim that she wanted to feature on hit song Bang Bang with Ariana Grande and instead reveals she was PAID to do it
- Minaj, 38, said she had not asked to be included on the track
- She tweeted, ‘The label asked me 2 get on it & paid me’
- Jessie J said ‘Nicki was played it in the studio and was like, “I’ve got to jump on this”‘
- Bang Bang hit number three on Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2014 and was nominated for a Grammy
Nicki Minaj has claimed that she was ‘paid’ to be on Jessie J’s biggest hit Bang Bang, despite the British singer hinting the US rapper seemed desperate to ‘jump on’ on the track.
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?’
Minaj added that the idea was floated ‘by another artist recently as well,’ adding, ‘Yall gotta stop Love U.’
The latest: Nicki Minaj, 38, took to Twitter on Thursday to refute the claims Jessie J, 33, had made about her asking to get on the their 2014 hit Bang Bang, with Ariana Grande, after Jessie J said Minaj ‘wanted to’ be on the track after hearing a preview of it
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.
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.’
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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.’