Music producer Eric Bellinger has come forward to speak out on working alongside Nicki Minaj‘s upcoming “Anaconda” record following the release of its steamy artwork this week.
According to EB, music producers Polow da Don and Da Internz helped with the new track.
“She went crazy,” Eric Bellinger, who co-produced the song with Polow da Don and Da Internz, told MTV News on Thursday. As for what else to expect from the track? “Turn up. That’s it; just turn up. The realest turn up possible.” (MTV)
Bellinger also explained how many different hands the new record went to.
“Most people don’t look to me as a producer; they look to me as a songwriter,” said the 27-year-old, who has written for Chris Brown, Usher, Trey Songz and more. “I think Da Internz, they trusted my veteran ear. Polow da Don had the idea; [then] brought it to Da Internz; Da Internz called me in, and then we kinda just [were] vibing it out with suggestions and opinions and placements and arranging it. I kinda played a Quincy Jones in the situation, almost. Every step of the way, me and Kosine [of Da Internz] were piggybacking off ideas.” (MTV)
Minaj treated diehard fans to her cover art, which features herself in a hot pink g-string, Wednesday (July 23) night.
Can somebody please wipe me down? Nicki Minaj’s new “Anaconda” cover art just turned the temperature up to boiling point. The Young Money rapper has been teasing a “surprise” for her Barbz on Twitter since yesterday, and I was expecting a new single, or a snippet of a new single, but somehow just the cover art for a new single managed to top an actual song. Now, this isn’t the first time that we’ve seen Nicki in this rare squat position, but it just seems to get better every time. That poor g-string never had a chance. (MTV)
Recently, Nicki talked about how much motivation Young Money boss Lil Wayne had provided her.
“He hasn’t played any role on my album other than saying, you better rap, you better body these beats. We’re actually in the same studio right now, starting from today for a few weeks. My connection with Wayne is so deep that I don’t gotta be on his album and he don’t gotta be on my album for him to always play a role as a mentor in my life.” (BBC Radio 1Xtra)