Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj left us all in a state of shock on Saturday night when they dropped a surprise remix for Beyoncé's "Flawless" online , and apparently, Nicki was just as stunned as the rest of us. During an interview with NYC's Hot 97 , Nicki revealed that she got the call about "a month or two ago," and playfully added, "After I got proper medical help and started breathing again, I was like, 'What?'" Beyoncé also proved to be a great motivator for Nicki: "She told me, 'I want you to be you. I don't want you to hold back. I recorded the verse in New York, and she stopped by the studio. She was such a sweetheart. She was hyping me up, like, 'Yeah, do your thing. Don't hold back. Go in.' And I said, 'OK, all right.'"
On finally coming together with Beyoncé on a song , Nicki said, "I figured that eventually we would do something together. I mean, I'm not gonna lie. Recently I thought it would never happen 'cause I felt like if she was going to ask me, she would have been asked me. I think the stars aligned the right way. We are just in the right places in our careers that it makes sense now. I feel like, with the release to her last album, her records are geared to what I do now, and so it is what it is."
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