Minaj told MTV News that she was surprised to be asked to work with Mariah Carey on this remix and its video: "That one, I didn't believe until I was physically in the studio that I was doing with something with Mariah," she said. "I didn't even tell anyone I shot a video with Mariah, because I didn't even believe. In the back of my mind, I felt like, 'This video is not gonna come out. There's no way I'm gonna do a video with Mariah Carey before I even put out my album.' Then, when it came out, I think it was the #1 video on YouTube in one day, something crazy like that. She's an icon, I've loved her since I was little, like 'Vision Of Love
,' 'Someday.' I was one of those little girls in the mirror singing her songs with my mother."