Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift have formed an unlikely friendship which stemmed from a radio interview Miss Swift had done where she requested Nicki’s “Superbass, ” a cut off Nicki’s Pink Friday album, to be played. The radio host, interviewing her at the time took it a step further and asked Taylor to rap the lyrics, which she said she could effortlessly do. After a slight hesitation, Taylor erupted into song, adding her soft-spoken voice to Minaj’s mature lyrics. The video spawned several copy-cats and introduced “Superbass” to a complete new realm of people.

Last night, upon accepting her 2011 American Music Award for “Favorite Hip Hop Artist,” Nicki Minaj thanked Taylor for her contribution to “Superbass.” Nicki says “Well, I have to thank her because if it wasn’t for her just being open and honest about a new song she liked no-one would know… her fan base would not have known about ‘Super Bass’.”

Taylor said she is “blown away” by Nicki’s acknowledgment!

Check out some performances from the AMA’s:

Mary J Blige, Chris Brown, Drake & Nicki Minaj Perform At 2011 AMA’s

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