7 Times A Nicki Minaj Remix Totally Made A Song Even Better, From Beyonce's "Flawless" to Kanye West's "Monster" — VIDEOS
Anyone who's remotely familiar with the awesomeness that is a Nicki Minaj guest verse already knows that those highly impressive set of lyrics deserve to be filed under their own category of greatness. According to a Vulture article penned in September, Nicki Minaj had amassed over 140 remixes and guest verses which were special enough to prompt a fan to compile 50 awesome Minaj features into one song. I have a feeling that an updated, extended version of that track will hit the Internet sometime soon, but the question is: will it include Nicki Minaj's verse on Maroon 5's "Sugar" remix? Just as the wedding crasher-themed video for "Sugar" drew plenty of attention, Minaj's contribution to the remix has managed to grab an equal amount of attention. So far, it's been referred to as everything from the super obvious "sweet" (to be fair, she does mention Jolly Ranchers and Now & Laters) to a totally "unnecessary" addition. Obviously, there's not a unanimous sentiment on the Maroon 5/Minaj collaboration, but I'll leave it to Minaj's fanbase, the Barbz, to settle that score. Though Minaj's new verse on Maroon 5's song isn't universally accepted by fans, it does absolutely nothing to diminish the absolutely exceptional features she's contributed in her musical career so far. She’s done enough features to last a lifetime, and I enjoy the majority of them, but for now, here are 7 times Nicki Minaj made a song even better:
Usher's "Lil Freak"
While plotting out on how to take Cassie away from Diddy, Minaj practically stole this song from Usher.
Beyoncé's "Flawless" Remix
It may sound downright preposterous to suggest that something improved a Beyonce song, but adding Minaj to the "Flawless" remix definitely upgraded the original and simultaneously united the Barbz and the Beyhive.
Jessie J's "Bang Bang"
Jessie J and Ariana Grande's powerhouse vocals combined with Minaj's bars = winning formula.
You can practically feel Minaj's gold teeth and fangs sinking into this song in what is arguably her most popular verses to date. It even sounds good when mashed up with a Pokémon theme song.
Trey Songz's "Bottoms Up"
I'm just gonna put this out there: Minaj's verse is the BEST thing about this entire song.
Ludacris' "My Chick Bad"
Minaj's delivery on this track is absolutely crazy and her insane, just escaped from the psych ward lyrics give this song the extra dose of energy it needed.
Ciara's "I'm Out"
This one might've flown under the radar for a lot of folks, but if ask me if Ciara and Minaj can help you get through a breakup and my response will be, "Oh yeah, yeah, yeah."
Finally, check out Maroon 5's "Sugar" remix featuring Nicki Minaj: