In an exclusive interview with VIBE, Sean Garrett explains how he conned Nicki Minaj into getting on his track. If you read what he’s saying carefully, it’s obvious Nicki wasn’t feeling “Massive Attack“. She should have went with her gut feeling and ran far far away…
For over a month, Sean Garrett has served as the ultimate hypeman behind Nicki Minaj’s first official single, “Massive Attack,” splashing exclamations throughout interviews and even admitting to VIBE that Jamie Foxx had once pleaded for the record.
Now that it’s finally here, Nicki’s loyal pack of Barbs have surprisingly polarized opinions about the song. Some abhor it, some are engrossed, many find it middling, but with such an amalgam of initial thoughts, is it possible Nicki had fickle views of her song as well?
“[[When] I first played that ‘Massive Attack’ [for Nicki], I could tell that she was trying to be cool like ‘I can’t tell [him] that sh*t is that crazy,’” Garrett recalls, mentioning that the two had playfully sized each other up upon meeting. “And her assistant was like, ‘Yo Nicki, you need to go back to that record.’” ‘”
Though Garrett chuckles that his client was on her “superstar sh*t”—embodied by recording attire that included a hot pink chinchilla coat and dark mammoth shades—he says Minaj quickly asked to claim the record hers, and hers alone.
“[I told Nicki] the only way I could give ['Massive Attack"] to her, is if I stay on my record. But Nicki was like, ‘I don’t wanna do that,’” Garrett says. “Nicki’s a Barbie and Barbies are spoiled and sh*t, so I wasn’t mad at that [laughs]. But we had to work it out cause I was like ‘Nah, I can’t give that up unless I rock on it. And together we made that motherf**ker massive!’”
Sean Garrett seems to be feeling him self a little too much for a song that should have NEVER came out.