Nicki Minaj Says Olympics Inspired Song 'masquerade'
Nicki Minaj recently sat down with Rolling Stone to talk about her new commericial for Adidas, which sees the blonde rapper strolling through New York with the song ‘Masquerade’ playing. The Young Money artist revealed that the London Olympics was the main inspiration behind the track…
Nicki said: "'Masquerade', to me, feels like the Olympics. When Adidas came to me, they mentioned the Olympics. They mentioned maybe having a performance at the Olympics, and I just put my brain into the mind frame of, 'what does a champion feel like? what is the inner conversation of a champion?'
She then said that the concept of lyrics were derived from striving to complete a challenge: "I just started by saying 'feel the beat of the drum' and talking about being number one; all those things that go through your brain sometimes when you're feeling like you're at the crossroads between continuing and giving up.”
She concluded: "The song is about feeling inspired to win."
Words: Maz Khan (@MazHalima)