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.

  • Jason Zachary

    & Nicki Minaj keeps changing peoples opinion .. !

  • Mighty Joe Young

    That’s dope that she’s actually writing for herself and that her most hyped verse of her career (thusfar) came completely from her own brain. #RESPECT

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  • Pretty1908

    welp mine is still pretty much the same. #kanyeshrug

  • Taybee(Ranoey)

    It took him that long to realize she wasn’t just an entertainer? Even after she killed everyone on All I do is Win remix? xD

  • Carmen

    Funny but its good he put this out there because as much as its been stated taht she writes her on rhymes, her doubters still think otherwise for some odd reason. Its almost like they dont think a female can be a good lyricist or something.