Nicki Minaj Unveils J. Cole's Response to 'FTCU' and Discloses Drake's Near Inclusion in 'For All the Dogs
Nicki Minaj reveals J. Cole's profound reaction to her track "FTCU" and the song's close inclusion in Drake's "For All the Dogs." After the launch of her latest album, Pink Friday 2, the Young Money rapper delved into the creative process during an interview with Apple Music 1's Ebro Darden.
While Cole contributed to the album with his verse on "Let Me Calm Down," his impact on Nicki extended beyond that track.
"After I played him that song, I played him ‘FTCU,'" she shared. "I was like, ‘Yo, I don’t like playing my music, but I’ll let you hear another song.’ So I played him that. And when that second verse came in, his reaction is why that song is so high [on the tracklist].
"Because Drake had originally loved that song. While he was working on his album, he was thinking about if that could fit for his album as well. Because I sent it to him when I did it, because I loved the beat. But I wasn’t sure about the chorus.
"So then when J. Cole was listening to it and he was bopping, and then the, ‘High heels on…’ When that dude was saying goodbye and that shit dropped. If you would’ve seen him, it was the dopest fucking thing."