Nicki Minaj Talks Aretha Franklin, Eminem’s Mixing, & Favorite “Queen” Songs
Written by broebling on August 16, 2018
Nicki Minaj’s third appearance on Beats 1 led to plenty of queenly wisdom.
Given the passing of the legendary Aretha Franklin, Nicki took a minute to pay homage to one of music’s most respected. “It’s no secret she’s an icon — an icon of all icons. I don’t know anyone who she hasn’t inspired,” says Nicki. “It seems strange to wake up and hear she passed, even though she lived a long and fulfilled life. But still, we’ve lost one of our icons. Someone we’ve all been inspired by.”
She goes on to briefly shout out collaborator Eminem, who has yet to fully commit to copping that Barbie Dreamhouse. She does, however, respect his prowess as an engineer. ““Eminem is very subtle. He’ll take the song and mix it, but won’t mess up the mix on my vocal. I love him so much,” says Nicki. One can only hope they’ll team up for one last go around.
Have you checked out that Queen project yet?