Nicki Minaj has been all over the media lately, promoting the release of her forthcoming album The Pinkprint. The album is her third since 2010, and is poised to be a step away from the poppy, Top 40 sound she's accomplished over the past few years, moving toward a more authentically hip hop, more emotional record. Though we've seen collaborators from Pink Friday so far as the obvious ones we might expect: Drake, Lil Wayne, Skylar Grey, Beyonce, today British deep house producer Maya Jane Coles shared her excitement in being involved in the album. On the track "Truffle Butter" which features both Drake & Lil Wayne, Coles's track "What They Say" has been sampled into a hip hop beat.
While some fans were excited to hear the news alongside Coles, she was greeted with immediate negative reaction. And in response to various comments you can read here, Coles let out this impressive statement at the end of today:
It's interesting to see all of the hateful comments about the Nicki Minaj track. As a producer that only makes music that I love, for me, it's only an honor to have people from completely different scenes wanting to sample one of my productions. I NEVER compromise my own music. If I didn't like it, why would I bother making it. If someone else likes what I have done and wants to sample it and use it in their own style then for me that is a huge compliment. just saying. PLUS also, why do people keep talking about money?? Record sales don't make money anymore!!! This has nothing to do with money, I came from a hip hop background, that's what got me into music in the first place. It's so weird to have to explain myself about something I've always loved doing.
Whatever camp you're in, you can check out the official resampled track below.