US Weekly recently, caught up with Nicki Minaj and David Guetta to speak on the song they have together called “Where Them Girls At?“, featuring Flo-Rida as well. Find out how the song came about and learn how Nicki Minaj turned down Flo-Rida then changed her mind.
US: How did you come across each other, find out about each other, and how did you come to collaborate on the song?
DG: I was a big fan of Nicki Minaj so I was following her work. I thought she had an incredible flow and voice. When I checked her out I was impressed and I wanted to work with her. It was hard finding the time because we are both busy but we made it happen and I am so glad. I hope we work some more together.
NM: I had been a fan of his big dance records- of course I heard them in the car, in the club, everywhere. I had no idea that this man was behind any of these dope records. So when he said ‘oh that was me,’ I was instantly a fan because I was like ‘woah, you are a creative genius dude.’ He seems like the type of dude you want to party with and he’s very inviting so I fell for him the first day I met him. He had been trying to work with me when I was finishing up Pink Friday so I told him I’d meet him another time. When I went to Paris, he was there too and asked if I could come by the studio. I wanted to do a solo song. but he wanted me on a Flo Rida record and I said ‘no I’m not interested’ because I’ve been doing so many features. After he played the Flo Rida song I changed my opinion in 5.2 seconds and I was like ‘oh I am doing this song.’ It was just a feel good record. It sounded big and it felt great. And next thing you know, I was back home in LA recording, ‘Where Them Girls At.’ I changed the hook so it was from a female standpoint and I wrote my verse and the bridge and he loved it. I was just being crazy in the studio because if felt good. We might have a couple more surprises up our sleeves.