Nicki Minaj is wrapping up a busy week of promo work for The Pinkprint. From Elliott Wilson's CRWN interview and her freestyle performance on Inside the NBA to her emotional appearance on Angie Martinez's radio show, Nicki's been all-access all week. Transparency, and the levels to which we are or aren't fully truthful with ourselves and others, was a major theme that Nicki explored on The Pinkprint, and that IRL journey continued earlier tonight on Twitter. Courtesy of iTunes, Nicki answered questions from fans about select songs on The Pinkprint. With her mentions overloading, she opened up about her personal life, and also the process behind recording with Drake, Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, and the other huge names who helped out on her latest album. These are 10 Things We Learned From Nicki Minaj’s #ThePinkprintTakeover.
She infused a Paula Abdul song at the end of "Grand Piano."
Drake wanted to be on "I Lied," one of the album's deepest and most interpersonal songs.
Influenced by Enya, she wrote "I Lied" during one long heart-to-heart with her bed.
Your bed is still the No. 1 place to get work done and you know it. It's the place where you let Enya into your soul.
"The Crying Game" was supposed to have Beyoncé as a feature.
Jessie Ware's singing, however, eventually mesmerized Nicki and her ex-boyfriend.
"Truffle Butter" nearly had a Drake-Nicki back-and-forth.
She wrote "Win Again" by freestyling first.
Her favorite line on "Win Again" concerns her haters.
Nicki was the only woman on Forbes' 2014 Hip-Hop Cash Kings list.
"Buy A Heart" was one of the album's easiest songs to write.
"Buy A Heart" will be a Meek Mill single.
Katy Perry helped write the "Get on Your Knees" hook.
Ariana Grande, who sang the hook, was pumped to sing it too.