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MTV.com: Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj On Collaborating For 'Bottoms Up'

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  • MTV.com: Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj On Collaborating For 'Bottoms Up'
    07.19.10

    Trey Songz and Nicki Minaj recently dropped the rollicking, bass-heavy collaboration "Bottoms Up" and the stars wasted no time hitting the web to chat about how the duo hooked up. Hours after sites posted the song from Songz' upcoming Passion, Pain & Pleasure album, the singer spoke directly to fans on Tuesday from his Ustream page about the track. After conferencing in Minaj, who was at work in the studio, they broke down the whirlwind creation of the song.

    "I'm in L.A. for BET [Awards] weekend, I'm working on a couple records, and I do this song called 'Red Lipstick,' and then I do 'Bottoms Up' the next day," Trey recalled of his recording session. "I hit Nicki and I'm like, 'Man, I've got these two incredible records, I think one of them is gonna be my first single, and I need you to do it. Can you come this weekend? Can you come down?'

    "I stayed a couple extra days and she came through," he said. "Two, three days later I got a verse back that was just stupid." Songz then addressed the MC directly and said, "I fell in love with you. When I heard the verse, I was like, 'Oh my s---, I love her. She killed it.' "

    Minaj chimed in and noted that fans had been waiting for the stars to team up. "Every day, people say, 'When you gonna collaborate with Trey?' For some strange reason they wanted to see that collaboration," Minaj said. "So, when you hit me, I was very excited. I just thought, 'This is our time.' "

    Read the full post at MTV.com!

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on Jul 19, 2010 - 06:04PM

Trey Songz and Nicki Minaj recently dropped the rollicking, bass-heavy collaboration "Bottoms Up" and the stars wasted no time hitting the web to chat about how the duo hooked up. Hours after sites posted the song from Songz' upcoming Passion, Pain & Pleasure album, the singer spoke directly to fans on Tuesday from his Ustream page about the track. After conferencing in Minaj, who was at work in the studio, they broke down the whirlwind creation of the song.

"I'm in L.A. for BET [Awards] weekend, I'm working on a couple records, and I do this song called 'Red Lipstick,' and then I do 'Bottoms Up' the next day," Trey recalled of his recording session. "I hit Nicki and I'm like, 'Man, I've got these two incredible records, I think one of them is gonna be my first single, and I need you to do it. Can you come this weekend? Can you come down?'

"I stayed a couple extra days and she came through," he said. "Two, three days later I got a verse back that was just stupid." Songz then addressed the MC directly and said, "I fell in love with you. When I heard the verse, I was like, 'Oh my s---, I love her. She killed it.' "

Minaj chimed in and noted that fans had been waiting for the stars to team up. "Every day, people say, 'When you gonna collaborate with Trey?' For some strange reason they wanted to see that collaboration," Minaj said. "So, when you hit me, I was very excited. I just thought, 'This is our time.' "

Read the full post at MTV.com!

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