Jessie J has apologized to Nicki Minaj after telling an apparently inaccurate account of how Nicki came to be featured on her 2014 hit “Bang Bang.”
Last week, Nicki took exception to the fact that Jessie told Glamour magazine that the rapper asked to be on the track after hearing Jessie and Ariana Grande’s verses. Nicki said the record label actually asked her to be on the song.
“I’m sorry I got the story wrong all these years, I was told you heard the song and wanted to be on it by someone clearly gassing me up at the label. (Bless them and my naive a**),” Jessie wrote in an Instagram post over the weekend.
She also acknowledged there has been some “weird energy” between her and Nicki and wondered if it might have stemmed from a meme that was made of Jessie jokingly mouthing along to Nicki’s verse in the song.
“If we can’t laugh in the lives we have been blessed with. What’s the point,” Jessie wrote. “It really isn’t that deep.”
Jessie also apologized to Ariana, saying she had no idea Ari had co-written the song with Max Martin.
“I’m the first person to admit Bang Bang would NEVER have been what it was without you guys,” she said of Nicki and Ariana.
Jessie then joked that all three of them should go out to dinner, or record “Bang Bang part two,” before finishing with, “Look, the song did it’s damn thing. I will never say you asked to be on the song ever again….Always love and light from me babes.”
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