Cash Money Records co-founder Baby has shared his input on the recent leak of Nicki Minaj‘s “Right Through Me” single.
Despite the Internet getting an early listen to the record via its unauthorized release, Baby called the track a certified hit.
“She’s doing it: She’s showing that she’s skillful,” Bryan “Baby” Williams told MTV News about the song, which will arrive October 1. “She’s singing, she’s representing being a lady, and it’s raw. I think it’s a huge record on all formats. It’s just one of them songs to me.” (MTV)
Earlier this week, the song’s producer, Drew Money, came forward to address the leak.
“I had no clue ‘Right Through Me’ was going to leak,” said Drew Money. “All I knew about the record was that they were considering it as a single. I went into the studio with Nicki specifically in mind. We’ve never worked together before but I just knew it would be the right type of record for her…She called me a few days ago and was really excited about the song. Nicki just nailed it, I didn’t even have to touch it after she sent it back. It’s already playing it on the radio and it hasn’t dropped officially. There’s only going to be more to come from us.” (VIBE)
The record features Minaj speaking to an unnamed lover.
‘Right Through Me’ is downright glossy pop-rap. The song rides a sample from guitar shredder Joe Satriani with some heavy double-time drums and finds Minaj addressing how her significant other is her favorite for putting up with her guarded personality. (The Boom Box)
Although Minaj has yet to drop her Pink Friday debut, Baby is still confident in the Young Money‘s star ability to pave her own lane.
“Nicki’s special,” Baby said in an interview. “Nicki’s music is Nicki, you heard me? She do her thing, is very creative and it’s her. She’s representing the women, YM/CB [Young Money/Cash Money]. I think she is [one of the greatest], just watching when you see her name lined with the elite, the elite generals that [the fans] consider as the best and she’s still young in the game. So she’s got a lot of years. So definitely. To be a woman, that’s big though. We’ve never had a woman to be looked upon like that. I think that’s hot. And she’s talented like that. I think she surprises the world with her talent and with the creations that she do.” (Rap-Up TV)
Check out Baby speaking on Nicki Minaj below: