Nicki Minaj isn’t afraid to confess that she’s made some blunders in her career. T-Pain issued an apology after going on record with The 85 South Show and claiming she never followed through on their promises to collaborate in 2007.
“We was about to work together and she stopped responding,” T-Pain clarified. “I was like, ‘Nick, let me know what’s going on.’ She was like, ‘Hey, I’m an artist too and I’m working on my shit so ya know. Baby, chill.’ And I was like, ‘Oh… My heart.’ Maybe I was in love with Nicki Minaj.” (theshaderoom)
Despite his disappointment, T-Pain remained confident that the move was not “malicious.”
Nicki Minaj swiftly addressed the failed collaborative effort in The Shade Room‘s comment section after viewing T-interview Pain’s and chastised herself for not accepting T-offer Pain’s at the time. T-Pain, after all, had a No. 1 Billboard album and was one of the hottest singers on the scene at the time.
“I don’t remember this AT ALL but it DEF sound like smthn I would say,” she wrote. “Omg what was I thinking? He was already a really big artist. I was still underground. Chileeeeee I used to b buggin yo. I was under so much pressure to deliver. My bad babe, all love. I have nthn but respect for your talent. and thank you & Kanye for clearing ‘Go Hard’ for Beam Me Up Scotty last month. Listening to you over & over on that record taught me SM about harmonies & background vocals. Your vocals on that song alone are GOATED FOR LIFE. I listened to every single detail. @tpain.”
Nicki Minaj has risen to prominence in the music business over the last 14 years, while T-Pain has collected a discography of solo work and guest appearances. Lil Wayne, Boosie Badazz, O.T. Genasis, Russ, Profit Dinero, Tory Lanez, and Flipp Dinero all contributed to his most recent album, 1UP, which was released in 2019. However, unlike Epiphany, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and was later certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the project only reached No. 115.
Queen, Nicki’s most recent proper studio album, was released in 2018 and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. She just released an enhanced edition of her 2009 mixtape Beam Me Up Scotty, which debuted at No. 2 in its first week.
In April, T-Pain discovered he’d also ghosted hundreds of celebs on Instagram, from Fergie to Diplo.