Lady Gaga is no stranger to hip-hop and R&B collaborations, lending her talents to efforts from Kid Cudi, Wale and Beyoncé. While Gaga hasn’t jumped on a record with rap’s reigning collabo mistress, Nicki Minaj, the Young Money lyricist says she’s down to change that.
During her “RapFix Live” interview, Minaj revealed she would be interested in jumping on a track with Gaga — especially if it’s guaranteed to be a monster.
“I’m inspired by her creativity,” Minaj said. “The women in the game, I never say I would never work with them because, in fact, if there’s an opportunity for me to work with them, and it’s a way that we can kill the game and do something crazy, why would I turn that down?”
The Young Money diva added, “I love collaborating with artists. I’ve been a feature queen for the last year, right?”
Like Gaga, Minaj’s bi-curious lyrics and zany swagger have helped beef up her hearty gay following. The “Right Thru Me” spitter said in addition to championing the struggles of the LGBT community, she stands up for all of her fans battling hate.
“It’s important for me to stand up for anyone that is being ridiculed and bullied. I don’t differentiate between who I’m speaking on behalf of. If three black kids … committed suicide and I needed to speak on behalf of them, I would have spoken up,” she said. “Because I think that, at the end of the day, you don’t have to love everyone’s lifestyle. You don’t have to embrace everyone. But I do think you have to respect everyone.”
Minaj, who is careening toward superstardom on the strength of her hard-hitting rhymes, reminded fans that hateful barbs can hurt more than physical jabs.
“Some people think like, ‘Well, if I don’t hit someone, I’m not hurting them.’ But those words that you say to a person — that bullying, that ridicule — it hurts them even more,” she said. “So yes, I spoke up for the gay community and I will do that for all and any of my fans if they’re being tormented, because it’s sad.”