Tekashi 6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj’s “FEFE” collaboration was totally unpredictable yet, went triple platinum and secured a spot in the Top 5 of the Hot 100 chart. How bizarre to think that the beat could’ve possibly belonged to Drake.
“I made the beat in the LA in my kitchen—on my kitchen table—and I thought it was, like, an anthem for Drake,” Murda told the host. “I sent it to Drake, got no response. I was, like, ‘Alright.’”
Murda Beatz produced the beat with Cubeatz, and says his friend insisted that he played the record for 6ix9ine. He admitted that he wasn’t a Tekashi fan but it was worth a try. The producer adds, “Then he pulled up, and then that’s one of the beats he was fucking with. We made ‘FEFE’ that night. And then Nicki really fucks with me, so then she somehow got on it … She felt like I was co-signing 6ix9ine so she got on the record. And that shit went huge … No one expected for that song to get that big.” “FEFE” landed Tekashi 6ix9ine his first #1 spot on the Billboard on-demand streaming charts immediately following release.