Nicki Minaj Talks “Flawless” Beyonce Remix On Hot 97, Cites Madonna As Inspiration For “Anaconda” Single Art

Bradley Stern | August 4, 2014 12:46 pm

Two years after Nicki Minaj hopped on Madonna‘s MDNA — both with “Give Me All Your Luvin” and “I Don’t Give A” — the multi-talented rapstress is still very much in awe of the Queen Of Pop.

In a recent radio interview with Hot 97, the “Anaconda” diva discussed her meme-generating, bootylicious single artwork that caused a bit of the stir on the Internet. And, as it turns out, it was the eternally controversial Material Girl’s own fearlessness that inspired Miss Minaj to blaze her own trail too.

“In the beginning of my career, I took pictures like that, I did photo shoots like that and I don’t wanna lose that sense of who I am,” she explained of the eye-popping shot. “I feel like one of the people who I looked up to the most was Madonna and she’s never stopped pushing the envelope. She’s never stopped taking risks and I don’t want to ever stop doing that either.” Nice one, Nicki. Spoken like a true fellow #UnapologeticBitch!

The “Bang Bang” beauty also discussed her major Saturday night surprise, the Beyoncé “Flawless” remix, which has been secretly cooking in the background for a few months.

“I recorded the verse in New York and she stopped by the studio and she was such a sweetheart. She was hyping me up like, ‘Do your thing. Don’t hold back. Go in.’ And I said, ‘OK. All right,” she explained.

Understandably, she’d been giddily waiting for the track to drop ever since: “We’ve just been waiting for her to drop it. She told me that she would drop it sometime while she was in the middle of the tour. I wrote the verse before she even went on tour. And that’s basically how that happened and we’ve just been going back and forth. I’ve been sending her pictures of myself and we’ve been going back and forth about the mixes and the single art and now here you have it,” she explained.

Listen to the full interview after the jump, and let us know what you think of Nicki’s latest tracks in the comments below.

[via Rap-Up]

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