Rihanna was stunned when she heard the songs Nicki Minaj wrote her for the Rated R album. "It was the end of the album but they were incredible songs," she said. "The ballads were beautiful. I couldn't believe it was a female emcee writing these songs."
Rihanna reached out to Nicki Minaj about co-writing uptempo songs for Rated R but was surprised when Nicki sent her back ballads instead.