Jessie J.’s song, ‘Bang Bang’ was a smash hit seven years ago when it hit the charts. Now, it seems like there is some unfinished business with the song as new claims came out that Nicki Minaj asked to be on the song, which the rapper is denying.
In a new Glamour magazine interview about her new single, the 33-year-old singer told a behind-the-scenes scoop about how the song came about. “‘Bang Bang’ was a song that already existed. I didn‘t write ‘Bang Bang.’ Max Martin wrote “Bang Bang,” and Ariana had been played it, I’d been played it, and we both loved it,” Jessie J. said in the interview.
“We just said, “Why don‘t we both do it?” So Ariana stayed on the second verse, I recorded the first verse, and then Nicki was played it in the studio and was like, “I’ve got to jump on this.” We didn’t go to her and ask; she wanted to do it. I’ll never forget: I was in my bedroom in my flat in London, and I got sent the version with Nicki on it. I just sat at the end of my bed holding my phone, staring at the floor, going, “How the fuck did I land this?” I literally felt like I’d won a competition,” she continued.
This explanation about the 2014 hit, caused Minaj to take to Twitter to tell her side of things. She tweeted a screenshot of what Jessie J said in the interview and tweeted alongside it, ‘Babe @JessieJ I didn’t hear the song & ask 2get on it. The label asked me2get on it & paid me. How would I have heard the song? chiiille what am I the damn song monitor? Snoopin around for songs chile? This was said by another artist recently as well. Yallgotta stop LoveU.”
Babe @JessieJ I didn’t hear the song & ask 2get on it. The label asked me2get on it & paid me. How would I have heard the song? 😩 chiiille what am I the damn song monitor? Snoopin around for songs chile?😂This was said by another artist recently as well. Yallgotta stop🎈 LoveU😘 pic.twitter.com/LShiO3wEm6— BEAM ME UP SCOTTY MIXTAPE OUT NOW‼️🎀🦄♥️ (@NICKIMINAJ) August 6, 2021
Ariana Grande has yet weighed in on this back and forth conversation.