“Your Love,” a throwaway number the Queens femcee planned to sit on, was stolen and leaked to the Web. The result? Nicki Minaj became the first solo female hip-hop artist in more than eight years to score a #1record on Billboard’s rap chart.
Soon enough, the record shot up to #1; the last woman to rule the rap charts was Missy Elliott with “Work It.”
“Isn’t that crazy?” Nicki said. “Crazy. I don’t even know how it feels to have a #1 hit right now. But it’s amazing.”
“I was not planning on putting the song out at all. But then I heard it one day, somebody told me it was online. And I was like, ‘No way, no way in the world that song is out.’ I went and listened to it and was really upset. It wasn’t mixed, it wasn’t finished, it wasn’t anything, I wasn’t gonna use it at all. But then radio started playing it.