When Nicki Minaj’s tracklisting for her sophomore set Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded released late last week, some were surprised to see Nas included on a song called “Champion,” also featuring Young Jeezy and Drake.

Speaking with MTV News, Esco revealed that the Harajuku Barbie reached out to him for the song, which will surface on the April 3rd release. “Nicki hit us up. I got love, so it was nothin’ — I did the record,” he said. “It’s Hip Hop music; music is music. If I feel it, I can get on it. I heard the track, I felt it, I loved it.”

Additional guest stars on the LP include 2 Chainz, Cam’ron, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross. She most recently released the RedOne-produced single “Starships” and filmed its video.

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