News: Taylor Swift Spits Pink Bars, "I Just Rapped Acappella Very Badly" [Video]
Friday, Feb 4, 2011 2:40PM
Country music star Taylor Swift displayed her admiration for Young Money's Nicki Minaj this week by rapping a few of the rapper's Pink Friday debut album lyrics over the airwaves.
Appearing on a Tennessee radio station, Swift showed off her emcee skills.
During a visit to Nashville's 107.5 The River, radio jocks gave the singer the opportunity to request one song. Swift opted for Minaj's 'Super Bass', a track off her debut album, 'Pink Friday'. The country crooner, rather shyly, admitted she was able to recite the words to the rapper's track. Though she revealed she usually only spits a verse in the comfort of her own car, Swift demonstrated her rhyming abilities by rapping a few choice lines during her interview. Once finished, Taylor seemed a bit embarrassed over how she performed. "I just rapped acappella very badly," she stated. "But it's a good enough song." (AOL Music Blog)
Last week, Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan shouted out Minaj for the name drop on her "I'm The Best" Pink Friday record.
"Love Nikki Minaj for the shout on her track "im the best" xox so cool! - http://say.ly/APE7yR," Lohan tweeted Monday (January 31).
"I heart @nickiminaj - thanks for the shout! "I'm the best" by nicki minaj. Check it. - http://say.ly/don7za" (Lindsay Lohan's Twitter)
Not only an admirer of Minaj, Swift recently said she was a 50 Cent fan.
"They say [my new album hasn't sold as many first-week copies as] 50 Cent," Swift told Chelsea Handler with a smile. "Yeah, in 2005, he had a big record. I'm a big fan of 50 Cent. I think you're a big fan? I love 50 Cent. That's my thing. When we were on tour, we have all three girls. The back-up singers, the fiddle player and me, all in one room and we all warm up to 50 Cent music. And it's kinda surprising [if you knew] how many lyrics I know. Yeah." ("Chelsea Lately")
Last November, Swift's sophomore album made history becoming one of the top-selling opening week records in music history.
Grammy-winning country singer Taylor Swift's Speak Now topped the chart record-breaking sales, over one million albums sold in her first week. According to Nielsen SoundScan, her new project topples the competition with 1,046,700 records sold. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out Taylor Swift rapping down below: