Grand Piano

Album: The Pinkprint (2014)
  • This heartbreaking ballad finds Minaj utilizing her LaGuardia High School-trained vocals as she croons about a cold-hearted lover, who is playing with her affections like a grand piano.
  • Minaj was helped with the writing of the song by Kane Beatz, who previously co-penned her "Super Bass" hit tune and will.i.am, who featured on her Pink Friday cut "Check It Out."
  • The weeping violin solo at the end is borrowed from a Paula Abdul song. Nicki explained: "I asked the violinist to recreate Paula Abdul's 'Rush, Rush' at the end of 'Grand Piano.' That part always made me cry."

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