Jessie J, the British musician, 33, told Glamour the story behind the track on Thursday, August 5 in an interview.
Jessie J claimed that Nicki begged her to be part of their 2014 song, “Bang Bang”, She said ’Bang Bang’ was a song that already existed. I didn’t write ‘Bang Bang.’ Max Martin wrote ‘Bang Bang,’ and [Ariana Grande] had been played it, I’d been played it, and we both loved it. We just said, ‘Why don’t we both do it?’ So Ariana stayed on the second verse, I recorded the first verse, and then Nicki was played it in the studio and was like, ‘I’ve got to jump on this”
“We didn’t go to her and ask; she wanted to do it,” she added.
However, Nicki Minaj had some things to say about this matter! The “Super Bass” rapper, 38, wrote via Twitter on Thursday -” Babe @JessieJ I didn’t hear the song & ask 2get on it. The label asked me2get on it & paid me. How would I have heard the song?” “Chiiille what am I the damn song monitor? Snoopin around for songs chile? This was said by another artist recently as well. Yallgotta stop LoveU.”
After a fan replied to Minaj that he believed her story, the Grammy nominee noted that she’s still a fan of Jessie J as an artist. In a separate tweet, the rapper added that she would’ve loved to be featured on the U.K. native’s song “Do It Like a Dude,” which was released in 2011.
“The worst part about this is no1EVER asked me2get on ‘like a dude’ & I have been obsessed w|that song since the min I heard it,” the Trinidad native wrote. “I was doing promo in the UK & heard it on the radio. My artist Parker co-wrote it. I would’ve gotten on that 1 for some pickle juice.”
Jessie J has yet to publicly responded to Minaj’s recent comments, but she did tell Glamour about the excitement she felt when she first heard the rapper’s “Bang Bang” verses.
“I’ll never forget: I was in my bedroom in my flat in London, and I got sent the version with Nicki on it. I just sat at the end of my bed holding my phone, staring at the floor, going, ‘How the f—k did I land this?’ I literally felt like I’d won a competition,” she told the magazine.