Nicki Minaj On Being The 1st Female Rapper To Top Billboard Rap Charts In 8 Years W/ “Your Love”

This is the story of when a leak works in your favour!
Speaking to MTV on the set of her video for the current number 1 rap record in the US at the moment “Your Love”, Nicki Minaj speaks on how an unmixed version of the song that she had no plans to release leaked and has now become a radio smash.

“I was not planning on putting the song out at all,” she told MTV News over the weekend on the “Your Love” video set. “But then I heard it one day, somebody told me it was online. And I was like, ‘No way, no way in the world that song is out.’ I went and listened to it and was really upset. It wasn’t mixed, it wasn’t finished, it wasn’t anything — I wasn’t gonna use it at all. But then radio started playing it.”

Soon enough, the record shot up to #1; the last woman to rule the rap charts was Missy Elliott with “Work It.”

“Isn’t that crazy?” Nicki said. “Crazy. I don’t even know how it feels [to have a #1 hit] right now. But it’s amazing.”

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