It’s 2014 and this is officially Nicki Minaj’s year. She rang in the new year with February’s “Lookin Ass” (which literally annihilated the male gaze) and made headlines with her “Baby Got Back”-reclaiming “Anaconda”. Now let’s remember how we all got to know and love her in the first place: her track-dominating features.
Ursulatheseabitch, an 8tracks user, created a dance (and/or tears) inducing mega mix of 50 Nicki Minaj features – and only the features. Truthfully, why else would we have listened to any of these songs without her impeccable presence?
In 2009, she was the hottest name to have on your beat; though she’s just as crazy talented as in her breakout hits, these Nicki tracks span her genre-bending and mind-blowing talents.
We’ve got everything from classically fearless Nicki [on Kanye’s “Monster”] to an R&B diva [on Mariah Carey’s “Up Out My Face”] to the hilariously self-aware [Usher’s “She Came to Give It To You”/ the Lonely Island’s “The Creep”] to the Nicki I remember jamming out to in high school [Trey Songz’s “Bottoms Up”].
After this 12 minute mix, there will be no questions why Bey gifted her with this Flawless necklace. It’s pretty self-explanatory.
Images via Minaj’s instagram.