Nicki Minaj Shares Behind-The-Scenes Insights On J. Cole's Contribution To Pink Friday 2 – The Hoima Post –
Nicki Minaj’s latest studio album, Pink Friday 2, released last month, marked her return after a five-year hiatus from new album releases. The highly-anticipated project features collaborations with prominent artists such as Lil Wayne, Future, Lil Uzi Vert, and J. Cole, who not only delivers a memorable feature on the track “Let Me Calm Down” but also played a significant role behind the scenes.
In a recent interview on Apple Music 1, Nicki Minaj shared some intriguing details about J. Cole’s involvement in the album. She recounted playing Cole the song “FTCU” and witnessing his enthusiastic reaction, particularly during the second verse. Nicki attributes Cole’s positive response as a key factor in the song’s success, expressing gratitude for his valuable judgment.
Furthermore, Nicki revealed an interesting twist in the song’s journey. She disclosed that “FTCU” had initially caught the attention of Drake, and it was considered for his album, For All The Dogs. Despite the potential placement on Drake’s project, the track ultimately found its place on Pink Friday 2, thanks to J. Cole’s endorsement.
“FTCU” has proven to be a success since the album’s release, debuting at #42 on the Hot 100 chart, even amid the holiday music surge. The track continues to maintain its presence, currently sitting at #53 on the charts and expected to make a significant jump in the next ranking, potentially reaching the top 20.
As the holiday music fades from the Hot 100, many songs, including “FTCU,” are anticipated to climb the charts. Nicki Minaj’s revelation about J. Cole’s early admiration for the track adds an intriguing layer to the behind-the-scenes dynamics of Pink Friday 2. What are your thoughts on Nicki Minaj’s insights into J. Cole’s appreciation for “FTCU”? Share your opinions in the comments section below.