Nicki Minaj, a popular female rapper, reportedly wrote rapper Rick Ross’s new single “You the Boss,” over two years ago.
Minaj, who constantly creates alter egos (Roman Zolanski, Martha Zolanski, and Nicki Teresa, to name a few) was speaking in the third person at the time she revealed the news.
On the set of rapper Birdman’s “Y. U. Mad” music video, Minaj, as alter ego Female Weezy, said, “Nicki originally did [You the Boss] for Wayne two and a half years ago.”
Lil’ Wayne neglected to use the song at the time of its creation.
"It was just lingering, and then she gave it to Rick Ross," said the hip-hop queen. "I think it's hot."
In the hip-hop music genre, “ghostwriting,” or the practice of writing verses for others to then recite and claim as their own, is taboo.
Rappers will rarely admit that they have used ghostwritten verses, for fear of attacks on their credibility.
Widely credited as one of the best rappers, face of hip-hop Jay-Z said, "I get paid a lot of money to not tell you who I write for,” to Vibe Magazine some years ago.
Ross, who suffered two seizures last week Friday, could not be reached for comment.
The rap heavyweight Ross was on his way to Memphis, Tennessee to perform at a college when his private plane had to be grounded. The seizures put the star in the hospital.
“We actually been talking about him and praying for him on the trailer because he’s such a crucial part of hip-hop right now and we’re just hoping he’s healthy,” Minaj said in an interview with MTV News. “That’s all we can do is pray and hope that he gets some rest and comes back stronger.”
"I spoke to Ross. Ross is doing good, he's doing well" rapper Red Cafe told MTV News’s Sway. "He does a lot… And sometimes everybody needs to slow down a bit and take some personal time."
Ross’s fifth solo LP, God Forgives, I Don’t, is expected to do well. The two singles released over New York’s Hot 97 radio received positive reception, and the album is due Dec. 13.