Lil Nas X has revealed that he asked both Nicki Minaj and Drake to be on his Montero album but they both passed.
“I don’t usually ask for features like that. But for every feature I did ask for on this album, like, every single one of them worked…besides Drake and Nicki [Minaj],” he told GQ.
“I didn’t ask them directly. I wanted Nicki on ‘Industry Baby,’ and I wanted Drake on ‘Dolla Sign Slime,’ with Megan [Thee Stallion].
LIL NAS X’S ‘INDUSTRY’ BABY VIDEO
Eventually, Jack Harlow was put on Industry Baby. The single reached number one.
“Yeah, but you know, I feel like things always work out. Jack Harlow ended up being, like, the best option. I’m not sure how comfortable Nicki would have felt with that video or whatnot,” he said.
He did not say why the artists turned him down. Before he was famous, Lil Nas X used to run a Nicki Minaj stan account.