Truffle Butter
by Nicki Minaj (featuring Drake & Lil Wayne)

Album: The Pinkprint (2014)
Charted: 14
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  • This song finds Minaj, Drake and Lil Wayne bragging about their many accomplishments. Weezy's contribution arose from a change of thinking. Said the Young Money Queen: "Drake and I were originally going to go back and forth on third verse but I really wanted an iconic YM moment with the three of us."
  • Nineteen85's deep house-style beat samples English producer Maya Jane Coles' 2010 track "What They Say." N85 told Billboard magazine that he encountered Coles' tune by chance. "I found 'What They Say' on what I call the right side of YouTube," he recalled. "That right column of YouTube that just keeps suggesting more songs for you to listen to. As soon as I heard it, I knew I had to change up the rhythm to make it bounce more."

    The producer is affiliated with Drake's label, OVO Sound and the beat came together during the Nothing Was The Same sessions in 2012. "I've really got to give Drake the credit," N85 explained. "We had been talking about something that had that kind of energy to close out the album, so he started recording it right away, but we didn't finish it in time."
  • The song is a bonus track on the iTunes Store version of The Pinkprint.
  • Tyga was set to appear on the song until the version featuring his verse appeared prematurely online. The California rapper said it wasn't him who leaked the tune, but Minaj thinks otherwise. "Low and behold, it leaked with him on it after I told him not to put it out and I thought that was a little bit disrespectful 'cause I had always shown him love," she shared to BBC Radio 1Xtra's Charlie Sloth. "I had always done stuff with him, took him on tour with me, and I thought it was disrespectful 'cause I am the queen of Young Money."

    Minaj added that Tyga did apologize. "'You were always there for me,'" she revealed he told her in a text. "And I respected him for saying that because one thing about me, I'm a very forgiving person. But as long as you can come to your senses after the fact and remember who looks out for you and who was there and who supports you, then it's all good. He's entitled to make a mistake every now and then, and we handled it as such."
  • The song was released as the fifth single from The Pinkprint and became a hit despite having no accompanying visual. "When a song is that successful without a video, I don't really know if we need one," said Minaj. "It was just for the streets, for the love, and we weren't really gonna shoot a video, to be honest."
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  • Mads from NowhereAm I the only one who didn't entirely like what they did to maya's track?
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