Nicki's latest single gets a co-sign from the track's inspiration.
Our readers may not have lovedNicki Minaj's latest single, but Sir Mix-A-Lot sure did. The creator of the "Baby Got Back" has praised Nicki's rendition of his track, referring to it as a "new and improved" version of his 1992 single.
“That’s what I like, man. Use it, use it, use it,” Sir Mix-A-Lot said in a new interview with VladTV. “We had heard about it through Universal because we have a mutual relationship with Universal Music. So, Universal told us about it. Then Nicki gave us a call. Talked to Nicki on the phone. She was a beast in the studio, man. I was impressed. Work ethic means a lot to me because I know a lot of lazy artists right now. [They] just sit around and wait for the producer to finish. And it was cool that she called up. Talked about it. She was vibing on the song. She actually had another version first. And then I heard the new version when everyone else did. She’s good at keeping her mouth shut, man…I have a whole new level of respect for her because of that record.”
Mix-A-Lot goes on to call himself a Nicki Minaj “fan for life,” and reveals that there's an alternative version of the song that features a different chorus.
“It was similar, but she was trying to find a chorus,” he said. “That was her thing. She said ‘I need to find a chorus. I gotta come up with something.’ And she kept bouncing it back and forth on her phone. I had no idea what she was gonna come with. I knew she was gonna use ‘Baby Got Back.’ But I had no idea that the ‘Anaconda’ thing—When I heard the title I knew already. I said ‘Oh yeah, that’s a hit.’ I knew it.”
Check out the full interview with VladTV here.