During her rise to the top, [artist id="3055069"]Nicki Minaj[/artist] has made quite a few A-list industry friends, so it wasn't a surprise when she lined some of them up as guest features on her debut, Pink Friday. The LP is dropping next Monday (November 22), and Minaj has built anticipation with her daily song-by-song Facebook countdown called Pink Friday Diaries, which gives fans a glimpse into each of the album cuts. In her latest entries, the Harajuku Barbie opens up about her highly anticipated collaborations with Rihanna and Drake.
On Friday, Minaj dished about "Fly," her collaboration with Rihanna, calling it one of her "absolute faves." In the entry, she writes, "I wanted to work with Rihanna for a long time. I'm very proud of her accomplishments; especially since she was born on an island like me :). This song is a female empowerment song. But then again, it's not specific to just women. It speaks about flying, soaring high in the face of every single solitary adversity that comes your way. I speak about how the media has attempted to box me in and how that has made me feel suffocated."
The Young Money MC explains that after years of misrepresentation, she decided to stand up and forge her own identity. "After years of being dragged thru the mud, I've mustered up the courage to re-define myself," she writes. "I believe that I represent an entire generation.
My fans have become my family; and together we have become a movement. Get ready for it. We came to win."
In another entry, Minaj describes her Drake-assisted "Moment 4 Life,"
which sounds like a song that both rappers can relate to.
"[The song] is about 2 kids that grew up on the same block. They shared their dreams of making it as rappers," the lyricist writes. "They laughed together, they cried together. One day they realize that their dreams have come to fruition. Though they know all things come to an end, they celebrate. They wish that they could have this moment 4 LIFE. Oh yeah barbz, Moment 4 Life features Drake! I was really looking forward to our collaboration and it lived up to every one of my expectations."
Poking fun at the pair's headline-making Twitter marriage, the Young Money honey ends her description, adding, "It feels like a marriage made in heaven ;)."
Minaj recently spoke about "Blazin'," her collaboration with Kanye West, in an interview with DJ Drama. When asked about the record, Nicki revealed that the track tones down her signature animation and is aimed at her male fans, saying, "That record is a dope, dope, dope record where Kanye shows off as always. It's one of those for my dudes to ride to, not really crazy and animated, but just like one of them ride-outs when you feel good and you just got the top down and you just want to zone out."
In addition to Rihanna and Drake, Nicki also teamed up with Eminem ("Roman's Revenge"), will.i.am ("Check It Out") and British songstress Natasha Bedingfield ("Last Chance") on Pink Friday.
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