Madonna’s “MDNA” Got Nicki Quoting Jay-Z

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Posted by on 03/08/2012 at 5:34 PM News

The Popdust Files: jay-z, madonna, mdna, nicki minaj

We’re not going to do another promising/horrifying rundown of the latest MDNA preview/review (this one in the Los Angeles Times), because by now we’ve essentially learned about it all: dance, debauchery, don’t-give-a-fucking. There is, however, one more thing we feel compelled to point out, just because it’s pretty cool:

There’s a dose of dubstep — replete with deep bass-drop — on the track, right before Nicki Minaj jumps in to reinforce Madonna’s argument: “When I let a dude go that’s his loss/I was cutting those checks I was his boss,” she sings, before declaring, ‘I’m not a businesswoman, I’m a business, woman.”

OMG THERE’S DUBSTEP! No. What we feel compelled to point out is that last line, a reworking of a much-quoted lyric from Jay-Z: “I’m not a businessman. I’m a business, man.” It’s one of the most popular Jay quotes according to a site we just now learned existed and well-known enough to lead off one major bio of the rapper. In other words, it’s exactly the sort of thing Nicki would be quoting, and better yet that it’s on what looks to be one of MDNA‘s better tracks.

So yes. Happy International (Business)women’s Day, (wo)man!

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