The producer behind Nicki Minaj‘s leaked “Right Through Me” has come forward to address the song’s unauthorized release and dispel rumors he was behind it dropping.
According to producer Drew Money, the song’s release came as a surprise to him.
“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)
Prior to “Right Through Me” dropping yesterday (September 22), Minaj shared her confidence on the record.
I have a record called ‘Right Through Me’ that I think will be a standout. It’s not gonna come right now. It’ll come closer to when the album drops, but it’s a really, really pretty song. Everyone’s gonna like it. It’s just really insightful but in a very conversational kind of way.” (Soul Culture)
While Minaj’s Pink Friday is slated to hit November 23rd, the rapper recently said she hoped her debut would could out next year.
“I love him very much,” Minaj said about Lil Wayne. “I miss him and he’s such a sweetheart and all of that good stuff. But I will see him soon. The album release just so happened, [Cash Money Records co-founders] Baby and Slim, they were like, ‘November,’ and I was like ‘No, no, no,’ I wanted to put my album out next year. I don’t feel like people really know me yet.” (Honey Mag)
Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday is scheduled to drop Tuesday, November 23rd.
Listen to “Right Through Me” below: