9.16.2010

Rap-Up TV: Rick Ross Says ‘Monster’ Made Him a Nicki Minaj Believer

Rick Ross breaks down how his “Monster” collaboration with Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Nicki Minaj came about. “As I’m sitting in the room, I’m thinking to myself, this is what working on [Dr. Dre’s] The Chronic must have felt like,” the Bawse told Rap-Up TV at the BMI Urban Music Awards.

He recalls being in the studio in Hawaii when Nicki Minaj wrote the rap that would outshine her fellow MCs. “That was the day Nicki Minaj earned my respect as a lyricist,” he revealed. “Before that day she was a great entertainer, but for me to get in the studio with my own two eyes and see her write her verse, I knew that was gonna be one of the greatest verses of this year.”

Ricky Rozay is shooting the blockbuster video for “Aston Martin Music” this week in Miami with Drake and Chrisette Michele. “This one will most definitely be another Avatar,” he teased.