Nicki Minaj Explains How "Lookin Ass Nigga" Was Recorded

Nicki Minaj explains the genesis of her latest single.

Nicki Minaj has ramped up the rollout for her next studio album, The Pink Print, releasing the single "Lookin Ass Nigga."

In an interview with DJ Drama on his Shade 45 radio show, Minaj spoke about the track, which has received some criticism due to its Malcolm X-Themed cover art. "All the real niggas I know fuck with the song," she said. "If you bitchin' about this song, somethin' ain't right, because all my real niggas textin' me lie, 'Yo, I'm so glad you gettin' these niggas' asses!' I'm talkin' about niggas that really move weight, you know what I'm sayin'?...I dunno, if you've got a problem with it, you guilty of somethin'.

Nicki also spoke about how "Lookin Ass Nigga" came to be. "I was in New York, and I don't know if he was out there," said Nicki of Detail, the song's producer. "That was for the BMI thing. They had given me all these awards, and they honored Cash Money, and we went out to eat, and Detail was out there acting crazy, getting mad drunk. So Safaree went outside and spoke to him like, 'Yo...Nicki's about to start working on her album heavy,' and he [said], 'Oh word? I've been trying to get in the studio with her.' So they set it up, we came about to L.A. ...and 'Lookin' Ass Nigga' was the first thing I did with him. It took a minute because I wanted to perfect every line... and it came out really good."

Finally, Nicki spoke about The Pink Print in general. "It's a classic album," she said. "That's all I can think about right now. ...I'm just working on the album. Nothing else is really gonna take precedence over that."

Listen to the interview below:

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37 Comments

  • mary

    DJ DRAMA produced this!!! this is to the hottest beat 2014 thus far

  • RHX

    Video looks like some weird ass Bollywood Advert gone wrong or some shit. And the way and amount of time she makes a point to say'Nigga' make her sound like a slave driver throwback not to mention ignorant as fuck. Not making herself look good AT ALL

  • yesterday

    song sucks! if you are like "lookin' at my ass niggas" in the first few bars, why the HELL are you damn near naked the whole damn vid... shit all I can see are your fake boobs and ass... Nikki is a caricature, a cartoon, and not to be taken seriously, Google her images to prove my point... TRICK!!!!! STOP fronting!

  • Team MINAJ

    THE QUEEN SLAYIN ALL THESE NIGGAS FOR REAL. I MEAN IF SHE SO HORRIBLE AN NOBODY LIKES HER . WHY ARE YALL ALL UP ON HER PAGE CHECKING HER EVERY MOVE?????// GTFO

  • Team MINAJ

    IM TOO THRU WIT THESE FAKES FUKS ALL UP ON HER PAGE. WITH NOTHIN BETTER TO DO BUT HATE

  • Anonymous

    The Pink print sounds like something you find on your underwear.

  • Anonymous

    Yall niggas can't handle a female shitting on your favorite artists. YOU NIGGAS is who she's talking about! Yall a bunch of HOE ASS NIGGAS fo sho. Come out here to Queens and get your head disconnected from yo motherfuckin neck pussy ass niggas. Nicki coming wit da fire. YMCMB Till death.

  • Baboon

    Dear Nicki, You are nothing but a piece of shit. You're being used by the music industry. You're a waste. Fix yourself and perspective. Sincerely, Baboon

  • Talk About Ironic!!!

    Trunkz: Ok so let me get this straight. The first album was Pink Friday, then the sequel was Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, and now the third installment is Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up? Is she just going to keep adding words to each new album? 5th album: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up Relapse 6th album: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up Relapse Recovery 7th album: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up Relapse Recovery Pinkmatic 8th album: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up Relapse Recovery Pinkmatic Pinktox 9th album: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up Relapse Recovery Pinkmatic Pinktox The Pink Album 10th album: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up Relapse Recovery Pinkmatic Pinktox The Pink Album Enter the 69 Chambers 11th album: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up Relapse Recovery Pinkmatic Pinktox The Pink Album Enter the 69 Chambers The Pink LP XP

  • Anonymous

    "All the real niggas I know fuck with the song,"" LMAO like who, Lil Wayne and Drake?

  • BGG

    nicki may put a bunch of pop shit on her albums but when she's a feature on another track wit dudes this girl spit harder lines than most hard legs in the game right now point blank!!!!!! that pop shit sells worldwide and she figured out the recipe for big money so ppl stop fuckin hating.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, yes. Nicki spits hard lines like "Yous a stupid hoe, yous a, yous a stupid hoe" and "I beez in the trap, bezz beez in the trap." LOL FOH. Her bars are wack.

  • Harlem's Reckoning

    "All the real niggas I know fuck with the song," she said. "If you bitchin' about this song, somethin' ain't right, because all my real niggas textin' me lie, 'Yo, I'm so glad you gettin' these niggas' asses!' I'm talkin' about niggas that really move weight, you know what I'm sayin'?...I dunno, if you've got a problem with it, you guilty of something'. KILL YOURSELF

  • insanemacbeth

    this black bitch, instead of her disrespect a black icon like MALCOLM X...she needs to go her knees and swallow some semen!

  • Anonymous

    fuck cash money and their bum ass pop artist. im not checking for this hoe no more. she's wack & fake ass hell, litereally

  • Dicking Down Nicki

    That picture of Nicki at the top of the article makes we want to punch her face in until it caves in. Annoying Looking Bitch.

  • Anonymous

    "Finally, Nicki spoke about The Pink Print in general. "It's a classic album," she said." Here we go with the "prematurely calling your album a classic" bullshit again. If you have to say that your album's a classic when it ain't even out yet, chances are it's not. Let the people decide on that.

    • Anonymous

      FOH. Ross ain't on everyone's iPod. A lot of rappers are on iTunes as well, so Ross' case ain't nothing special.

    • love the way you lie

      The truth has be told, I can't recall DMX or Ice Cube pulling that premature classic shit, but Ross has plenty of times, where's he on everybodies iPod, oh yea that's right he sits on the iTunes shelf

  • Anonymous

    fuck this stupid fake cunt and fuck all of young money. clearly, this piece of shit has no idea what the word "classic" even mean. i'm sick of these nontalented, simplistic idiots using that word to describe the atrocities they record.

  • Anonymous

    its funny bc when nicki was a broke bum bitch suckin these same niggas dicks shes dissin in this song she wasnt thinking any of that.

  • Anonymous

    or kanye making a song about people slaves to corporations and name brands..even though he came up off that shit. hyprocrites

  • lol

    this bitch just dont get it.. everything about your personality, looks and lifestyle are fake and ur trying call out real niggas.. thts like lil wayne calling out a nigga for being gay or drake calling out a nigga sensitivity..who the fuck r u lol

  • Anon

    Since this bitch talking about "real niggas who sell weight that I know" shit to the press, you know if she ever gets in trouble for something with the police, she can talk about those real niggas that sell weight shit again since she likes to talk about who she knows so much. I see you Nicki

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