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In a recent interview with W Magazine, Nigerian musician revealed that American rapper charges $500,000 per verse on a song.

however revealed that Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty as she’s known in real life recorded a song with him for free.

Narraring how it all happened, David Adeleke said he finished a concert in the capital city of Nigeria, Abuja, and was drinking at his after party. “I was like, ‘Yo, I swear to god, I’ll DM Nicki right now,’” cackles. “I woke up the next morning and I forgot that I had messaged her the night before. I was like, ‘Oh shit, I was drunk.'”

But Minaj urged him to send her the song, then delivered her verse back to him the next day.

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“Nothing was really planned on this album,” he says, noting that “Nicki be charging people $500,000 for verses. And she did it for me for free.”

That might be a testament to Davido’s newfound fame stateside—or it might have simply been a case of Nicki liking the beat the Nigerian musician sent along. Either way, is feeling himself, and ready to drop A Better Time in whatever finalized form it ends up taking.

“I represent a whole culture,” he says. “I represent a whole continent. You know what I’m saying? I can’t let them down.”

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