Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj took to Instagram to share the story how she ended up becoming part of Kanye West’s “Monster” single. Pictured: The professional rapper performing onstage during the Meadows Music and Arts Festival - Day 2 at Citi Field in New York City on Sept. 16, 2017. Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images

Nicki Minaj just celebrated the 7th anniversary of her featuring work in Kanye West’s hit song, “Monster.” Queen Barbz took to social media to share the story on how she ended up becoming part of the smash hit, and she also thanked the people who made it all possible. Meanwhile, Minaj has decided to not take a stand in her brother’s rape case.

On Tuesday, Minaj shared a clip of her verse from “Monster” on her Instagram account. The Trinidadian beauty apparently recalled that it’s already been seven years since the song was released as a digital download on Oct. 23, 2010. The song was a smash hit the year it was released and it even debuted and peaked at number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The horrorcore track did not only achieve success thanks to the collaboration between West, Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver and Minaj, but also because Minaj’s verse piqued the interest of many listeners. Ross himself was blown away by Minaj when he had the chance to work with her.

“I was blown away. I had the opportunity to sit in the studio while Nicki wrote her verse just off the record. That was when she earned my respect as a lyricist,” Ross told MTV after “Monster” was launched as part of West’s G.O.O.D. Friday offering of free music. “She was a dope entertainer up until that day that I sat in the studio and watched her come up with what I feel is one of the dopest verses of the year.”

Seven years later, Minaj relived the unforgettable experience of being part of the big collaboration. In her post, she gushed about getting a call from West, telling her that he felt like her verse would end up being the talk of the album. And it did. Minaj’s name became bigger when the song was released, and she even got the opportunity to be the first female rapper to grace the Yankee Stadium during Jay-Z and Eminem’s tour.

When Complex compiled a list of the 25 best rap verses in 2013, the New York-based media platform hailed Minaj’s verse as number 1 because of its wide-ranging content and the female rapper’s delivery. Complex even noted in its compilation that the impact of Minaj’s verse was best felt when the artist’s debut album, “Pink Friday,” sold more than a million copies a month later.

Talking about the alter egos she portrayed for the music video of the track, Minaj said she played both Barbie and Roman. However, she did get some help from her good friend and famous video vixen Blac Chyna to carry out the scenes in which both characters are shown. Minaj then ended her tribute by thanking West, Jay-Z and Eminem for helping her in some way.

Meanwhile, it was revealed this week that Minaj won’t be testifying in her embattled brother Jelani Maraj’s child rape trial. Sources close to the Hollywood artist told TMZ that Minaj does not want to get involved in her sibling’s court case. This is a shocking revelation, considering that Maraj’s team claimed a week prior that Minaj was willing to testify for her brother.