Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" Is "Realest Turn Up Possible," Says Producer Eric Bellinger

posted Friday July 25 ,2014 at 01:00PM CDT | 8 comments

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Eric Bellinger says Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" "was already a hit single" in the studio.

Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" cover art may have sparked memes, criticism and praise, but the music behind the artwork is also "crazy," according to the track's co-producer Eric Bellinger.

"She went crazy," Bellinger, who worked with Polow Da Don to co-produce the track, says in an interview with MTV News.

The producer also says fans should expect the following from Minaj's "Anaconda": "Turn up. That's it. Just turn up. The realest turn up possible."

Bellinger says he was enlisted to help finish the song, adding that he "kinda played a Quincy Jones in the situation, almost." He says that he anticipated this would be a single from the jump.

"She knew that she wanted it to be her single, so it was a super big advantage for us when we were in there working," he said. "We were like, 'Well, we're not leaving until it gets right.' I didn't get home until the next day, until it was daylight. And I think everybody that was involved was super open to, 'Whatever we have to do for the sake of the song; whatever's the best look for the song, let's do that.' And everybody put egos aside...For this one, it was like it was already a hit single and it was already #1 when we were in the studio. It was a crazy feeling."

To view the "Anaconda" cover art, click here.

To view Minaj's responses to "Anaconda" feedback, click here.

For more on "Anaconda," view the DX Daily below.

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