Danny Brown Talks Jail, Making Nicki Minaj Cry In Red Bull Lecture

Danny Brown says he made Nicki Minaj cry a few years ago in his new Red Bull Music Academy lecture.

Danny Brown’s one of the game’s most underrated lyricists, and when he sat down for a lecture at Red Bull Music Academy in Glasgow, Scotland, we learned that one of his verses once made the current queen of rap cry. Here’s the transcript of the story, thanks to XXL:

“Nicki was just coming up with me. That’s why I give her a lot of props—because as hungry as I was, she was probably ten times as hungry. I was a little older, and I was still in the streets, I was still hustling…she was always in competition with all the dudes that was there, so that’s why I don’t doubt for a bit that that’s where she’s at because she wasn’t playing no games. With me, I was probably playing games!

Like she cried in the studio one day, I remember we was doing a song together and I wrote my verse in like thirty seconds and went and recorded and and she was stuck. Everybody in the studio was baiting her, like, ‘You can’t come up? Danny killed you, you can’t write a verse?’ And she cried and left the studio. Now she’s fucking number one fucking female artist in the world. That’s what it takes if you want to be the best, you got to cry when Danny Brown write a verse!”

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