The Portland rapper says he "fan girl'd" his way into a feature.
One of the most surprising features of the last year is Nelly's appearance on Portland newcomer Aminé's album cut "Yellow." Nelly hasn't been guesting on too many songs from brand new artists, so it felt like his appearance may have a story behind it. Sure enough, it does.
NELLY WAS IN A STUDIO NEXT TO MINE AND I FAN GIRL'D AND ASKED HIM TO BE ON YELLOW— Aminé (@heyamine) August 4, 2017
According to Aminé, the collaboration came together by chance, as Nelly happened to be recording in a neighboring studio while he was working on his debut project. The "Caroline" rapper couldn't resist talking to the seasoned hitmaker and proposing he jump on "Yellow," or in his words "fan-girl[ing]." Obviously, it all worked out.
Aminé has been sharing some stories about his new album Good For You on Twitter over the last two weeks. Some of the best tidbits include the fact that all of the Spice Girls had to give their approval for his song "Spice Girl," and that "Hero" was written in 20 minutes -- after which Girlpool added their guitar parts. Check out some of his tweets below.
I HAD TO GET "SPICE GIRL" APPROVED BY EVERY SPICE GIRL. REALLY DIDNT THINK THEYD LET ME RELEASE IT BUT THEY ARE THE GOATS— Aminé (@heyamine) July 28, 2017
I WROTE HERO IN LIKE 20MIN AND THEN GIRLPOOL CAME IN AND ADDED THE FUNKIEST GUITAR— Aminé (@heyamine) July 28, 2017
THATS LEON MF BRIDGES SINGING ON THE OUTRO OF SUNDAYS BTW— Aminé (@heyamine) July 28, 2017
WROTE 'MONEY' ALMOST 2 YEARS AGO WHEN I WAS TRYNA GET OFF MY MAMA DATA PLAN— Aminé (@heyamine) July 28, 2017
YES IM SHOUTIN OUT MOANA AND THE DEMIGOD MAUI IN "BEACH BOY" THEY R THE GOATS— Aminé (@heyamine) July 29, 2017