May 30, 2023

Kim Petras Reflects On Nicki Minaj Collaboration: “It Doesn’t Feel Real”


Kim Petras says that working with Nicki Minaj on their new collaboration, “Alone,” feels unreal. She spoke about the making of the track during a recent interview with Apple Music 1’s Zane Lowe on New Music Daily Radio.

“It doesn’t feel real still. Her singing, ‘It’s Barbie and it’s Kim Petras,’ I cried. I was on the floor and then she calls me Kim Petty in it, which all my friends are like, ‘How do we not come up with that our entire lives?’” Petras said in the interview.

Kim Petras At The Grammys

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 05: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Kim Petras accepts the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance award for “Unholy” onstage during the 65th GRAMMY Awards at Arena on February 05, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

She continued: “So she just changed my life in so many ways with that verse, and that verse rips. I love her and I’m so inspired by her always, it’s crazy to me. I don’t know how she does it, but she’s just the greatest ever. I’m so happy that she likes the song.” Petras also confirmed that a music video for “Alone” is on the way. “We shot the music video together and [Minaj] was like, ‘Ugh, when I heard the song, I just loved it.’ And that just made me so happy. I feel like I’ve learned so much. I feel like I love her more. When the camera’s on, it’s crazy. She just goes into full superstar,” Petras said.

The collaboration with Nicki Minaj comes after Petras won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, earlier this year. She was honored in response to her song with Sam Smith, “Unholy.” In winning the award, she became the first openly transgender artist to do so. Despite the song being featured on Smith’s fourth studio album, Gloria, he let Petras accept the award on stage at the ceremony. While addressing the crowd, she gave a shoutout to the late musician, SOPHIE, who helped pioneer the hyperpop genre in the 2010s.

Kim Petras Collaborates With Nicki Minaj


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