Shanell told Artist Direct
how she introduced Bangladesh to the Young Money Entertainment CEO. "I used to listen Wayne back in school," she said. "When I was a dancer on the road, they were on the same tour I was dancing for. I was dancing with the headliner. Wayne was actually one of the opening acts. I was throwing around my music and trying to get placements. He said the same thing, 'You've got your own sound. It's different and dope.'"
"He asked me to come to the studio and work on Tha Carter III
," she continued. "I brought some of Bangaladesh's music to Wayne, and that's how 'A Milli' happened on Tha Carter III
. Everybody started coming down to Miami, and it happened."