Sean Garrett Says "Lack Of Control" Hurt Nicki Minaj's "Massive Attack."

Hitmaker Sean Garrett says too many chefs in the kitchen led to Nicki's single missing the charts.

After building up a steady buzz on the strength of a string of successful cameos and signing with Lil Wayne’s Young Money imprint, Nicki Minaj was poised for a successful solo run with her first single. What she ended up with was a single that never made it to the charts and a video that resulted in a lawsuit. Aside from a lack of commercial success, “Massive Attack” wasn’t exactly embraced by music critics.

“‘Massive Attack’ stiffed so badly it’s most likely been discarded, noisy and disjointed and, especially when paired with the luxuriously tacky video, unpleasantly reminiscent of Grace Jones’s terrifying perfume ads in Boomerang,” wrote Rob Harvilla of the Village Voice.

In addition to critical comparisons to Strangé, Hollywood Exotic Car Rental sought $11,000 in damages after claiming Hip Hop’s Barbie took the rented Lamborghini featured in the video off-road and put a pink-colored exterior wrap on it. So what went wrong?

“I was only able to do as much as I was allowed to do,” Sean Garrett told Billboard magazine in a recent interview. “Sometimes you have to step back and get off the wheel. I didn’t have control of the entire creative process. A lot of [other] artists trust me enough and allow me to do what I know is best to do as a producer.”

Both parties remain on good terms and have since rebounded with returns to the charts. Nicki Minaj’s second single, “Your Love” spent eight weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, peaking at number 14. Meanwhile, Garrett has recently signed a joint deal between Colombia and Jay-Z’s Roc Nation.

53 Comments

  • Anonymous

    thats dope. yea man picking a single. not easy. its the also the way they promote the single that effects how well it does do you like titties? big bootys? drugs? jackass pranks? check out the new hiphop booty webshow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEwG5BCujS4

  • Damn

    http://bit.ly/bGkGrQ whaaaat...NEW MIXTAPE!

  • Jugo

    Lack of control my ass!! It didnt buzz because the beat was ass and who knew what the fukk Nicki was rapping about. Fuck outta here with that...

  • 905

    Oh mang that song is annoying...I don't even know what it's about, wtf are they talking about.

  • Nico 3

    Singles don't mean a thing. If she gets a proper release date then it's still platinum. But it needs to be releaaed againsn't little to no competition.

  • Ripathon

    Oh shit, never liked Nicki but I couldn't imagine how crappy this song actually is until I peeped the video. Garbage is even worse than I thought, I've no idea how anyone could listen to this, let alone buy a CD. Also, yeah she been sittin on her ass for a while by the looks of it, but what up with her face and all them tard expressions? Leave it to Jim Carrey booboo, not cute..

    • KGFORPRESIDENT

      "Also, yeah she been sittin on her ass for a while by the looks of it" WTF is that supposed to mean? Her body is off the chain

  • Anonymous

    The "song" if i can even call it that, was terrible. When you have a buzz in hip-hop like she did/does, u can't put out garbage sh!t like "Massive Attack". The sad part about it tho, that sh!t was #1 everyday on 106 & Park for a solid month strong. Not to mention i "Your Love" was out around that time. Anyways my point is don't blame the producer for making that track suck, blame Nicki & her ppls for puttin' that garbage sh!t out into the airspace. Didn't mind watching the video tho, just had to do it on Mute. Ain't no bitch fuckin' with nicki tho. No ones even close. She top 5 in hip-hop right now, she got the best 16's male or female. stop hating. When Nicki go hard, her raps are flawless. She weezy (female version). Listen to: "For the money" "bottoms up" "lil' freak" "hello goodmorning" "keys under palm trees" "up all night" "5 star chick (remix)" "cant stop, wont stop" "hold yuh" "dang a lang" "get it all" "get silly" Plus alot of mixtape tracks. PPl who say she garbage don'T KNOW HIP HOP.

  • KGFORPRESIDENT

    Man I loved that video, I watch it on mute tho LOL. That ass is CRAZY----even if it's fake. I could look at that donk all day yaheard me

  • Commenter

    Wow I didn't even realize she released a single... This is not a good song

  • exclusiveKICKS2

    THATS FUCKED UP, I ACTUALLY LIKED MASSIVE ATTACK, THAT AND MONSTER, THATS IT THOU. CASH MONEY FUCKIN UP NICKI'S MONEY!

  • halo16

    Kellee Maize is the truth.

  • Mista Meana

    I think Nicki's die hard fans was pissed that she came out with a song/video that looks like some Missy Elliott ish. I thought Missy wrote the song when I heard it.....sounds like a song she would do.

  • white milk

    maybe sean was the problem. he may be a decent to good producer but he's garbage as an artist.

  • Doulbl Negative

    Starr tha Femcee, Invincible, Rah Digga, Jean Grey and the UK's C-Mone are the only girl rappers I'm checkin' for. Nicki and all them others hoes are bullshit. Peace to Sarah Love.

  • matrix314

    Lack of control hmmm...maybe or it could b the record was garbage. The video was cool w/ hype directing it but the song was wack. Am the even more crazy thing is she might go platinum.

  • Anonymous

    The "song" if i can even call it that, was terrible. When you have a buzz in hip-hop like she did/does, u can't put out garbage sh!t like "Massive Attack". The sad part about it tho, that sh!t was #1 everyday on 106 & Park for a solid month strong. Not to mention i "Your Love" was out around that time. Anyways my point is don't blame the producer for making that track suck, blame Nicki & her ppls for puttin' that garbage sh!t out into the airspace. Didn't mind watching the video tho, just had to do it on Mute. Ain't no bitch fuckin' with nicki tho. No ones even close. She top 5 in hip-hop right now, she got the best 16's male or female. stop hating. When Nicki go hard, her raps are flawless. She weezy (female version). Listen to: "For the money" "bottoms up" "lil' freak" "hello goodmorning" "keys under palm trees" "up all night" "5 star chick (remix)" "cant stop, wont stop" "hold yuh" "dang a lang" "get it all" "get silly" Plus alot of mixtape tracks. PPl who say she garbage don'T KNOW HIP HOP.

  • Best Rappers

    Lack of control,lol,NO,it hurt cause it was wack as a 1st single,Nicki should have known better to make that crap her 1st single, now she smarten up, with Your Love and Right Through Me.

  • Life Accordin' To Dutch

    it literally to hurt my eyes to see all these weak-minded nigz on here hatin on just about the "ONLY" female standing in the game..and they ask why it aint none..fuc outta here..lames dont like women..they like hard niggaz rappin to them all the time about how "HARD" they is..fuckboys..with that said..NICKI HAS definitely got down on more than one occasion..but MASSIVE ATTACK AS NOT ONE OF THEM..it was purely ga-bage..now UP ALL NIGHT..HELLO GOOD MORNING..monster..IF THEY GO IN THAT DIRECTION ITS GONE BE SOME PROBLEMS..

    • khordkutta

      Yall need to put Nickis Tampons down. She is garbage on the MIC and makes dumb ass faces to appear as though she is sayin somethin.

    • Life Accordin' To Dutch

      REMY MA WAS DEFINITELY "THAT BITCH'..A TRUE LYRICIST WHO NIGZ HATED ON AS WELL..NIGZ IS FAGGOTS..REAL TALK

    • Anonymous

      Glad someone said it...stop hatin on the only chick doin' somethin in rap. (where remy ma, where digga. all black balled cause niggas aint progressive) I bet yall nigga fuck With DIAMOND tho. She the garbage one. Stop hating and be objective. Fu

  • freemason

    lol this bitch was never gonna blow up......no one gives a fuck about her, and besides hip hop heads everyone might only remember her as the bitch on the bed rock video IF they remember her at all....which lost its buzz a while ago move on....mainstream fans are fickle! and heads are choosy, there aint no place for this gimmick bitch

  • Brett (Cont.)

    Ain't no bitch fuckin' with nicki tho. No ones even close. She top 5 in hip-hop right now, she got the best 16's male or female. stop hating

    • Word

      Her raps are dumb and have no meaning so yeah she is exactly like Lil Wayne, good call. Anyone can rhyme words, maybe if she could write an actual song i'd give her props. She's not hiphop, she's an actor that makes pop music and copied a rap style of a well established artist. People who say she is garbage do know hiphop, cause they recognize wack rappers who are just promotional tools so people like you will eat it up. It's not hating it's stating and opinion based with facts. And that's coming from someone who actually works in the industry. Peace

    • Anonymous

      When Nicki go hard, her raps are flawless. She weezy (female version). Listen to: "For the money" "bottoms up" "lil' freak" "hello goodmorning" "keys under palm trees" "up all night" "5 star chick (remix)" "cant stop, wont stop" "hold yuh" "dang a lang" "get it all" "get silly" Plus alot of mixtape tracks. PPl who say she garbage don'T KNOW HIP HOP.

    • Word

      Yea, Maybe for 16 year olds...

  • Brett

    The "song" if i can even call it that, was terrible. When you have a buzz in hip-hop like she did/does, u can't put out garbage sh!t like "Massive Attack". The sad part about it tho, that sh!t was #1 everyday on 106 & Park for a solid month strong. Not to mention i "Your Love" was out around that time. Anyways my point is don't blame the producer for making that track suck, blame Nicki & her ppls for puttin' that garbage sh!t out into the airspace. Didn't mind watching the video tho, just had to do it on Mute.

  • RealityCheck

    No surprise that the fuckdoll flopped. Shit been sounding mad weak from the start. She does look pretty good though, but even her looks have been hugely overrated. Plastic pillows for ass got suckas fooled, but the fad'll be over soon.

  • realtalk

    it was a garbage song straight trash

  • SHAWTY ACE

    EHH ! YEA I SEE THEY WHERE TRYNNA BE CREATIVE BUT IT WAS LIL TOO MUCH GOIN ON IT MADE IT HARD TO LISTEN TO....EVEN THE HOOK MADE NO SENSE IT WAS A RISK DATS ALL NOT ALL UR SONGS WILL BE HITS THATS JUST REALITY

  • Anonymous

    and i don't understand why the group massive attack didn't sue her ass for blatantly trrying to steal their style.

  • Anonymous

    dude's hand was on the wheel period. i personally would like to know whoelse was involved. the song was trash period and to me indicative of nicki's capabalities as artirst. she's gonna come out and that album is going to be such trash... still trying to figure out why hov signed dude tho

  • VIVID Entertainment

    NEW Nicki Manaj sex tape about to hit the web!! check the preview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJh4reO0WPg

  • Dboy617

    mabye it was hot doo doo garb and the beat already sucks........ on top of that some dumb artifical bitch makes it even worse like a lot worse

  • mandddyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    nah, it went like diz. afta nickgay minaj-a-tois'z single flopped hard on da charts, sean wuz like "fuck u bitch! i don't wanna work wit u no more. u wack az fuck." then he signed wit jay-z! on roc nation. score: ROC NATION - 1 CUM MONEY - 0 SUCK IT BITCHEZ!

  • TheSweetness

    that video got me feeling good in all the right places. ears no

  • Charles ExSavior

    "Lack of Creativity" is more like it. I never expected Tourettes to be a trend in Hip Hop.

  • DAMNSONSON

    It's just a bad song. there's no way around it, no excuse for it. it's fuckin terrible. i said this when it first dropped, it's messy, doesn't go anywhere, no real melody, verses suck. bad song all around.

  • Robert Laryea

    maybe it didnt last on the charts because it is WACK AS FUCK!!!! did they ever think about that? lol

  • Bauce

    Can't stand this bitch and her gimmick

    • Izzy

      It is what it is, her gimmick is horrible. Lil Kim did it so much better.

    • shawty ace

      Well Slim I get what your saying but honestly thats what these sites like this put stories like this one up to give the people a chance to voice their opionion good and bad.. Plus Im sure Nicki and Sean might listen to our opinion but I highly doubt they care or are worried about it ....So you shouldnt worry with what people sAY ABOUT UR FAV ARTIST THEY NOT CUZ THEY STILL GETTING MONEY .ONLY WHEN OUR OPINIONS EFFECT THE POCKETS IS WHEN THEY WILL CARE (SHRUGS SHOUULDERS)LET PEOPLE LEAVE NEGATIVE COMMENTS

    • SLIM

      SHE WAS BETTER WIT HER GIMMICK...IF YA DONT LIKE HER....DONT COMMENT ON HER SHIT LOL ...THATS LIKE ME COMMENTING ON GUCCIS LAME SHIT

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