Nicki Minaj Calls Seth Rogen Her ‘Hero’
Shortly after Nicki Minaj shouted him out on Fergie’s “You Already Know,” comedian Seth Rogen took to Twitter to celebrate the news.
“I got name dropped by @NICKIMINAJ in a song so I’M FUCKING GOOD YA’LL,” he tweeted.
The actor-writer-director was referring to a line from “You Already Know,” in which Nicki raps: “I made a movie like Seth Ro / And since I came in the game, they career’s on death row.”
But Nicki’s props didn’t end on the track. Quoting Rogen’s post, she added: “Seth, you’re my hero!!! 😩😜.”
Rogen has been immersed in hip-hop throughout his career. More than a decade ago, he was reportedly tear-gassed at a Wu-Tang Clan concert. Since then, he’s praised and been praised by rappers, including Chance the Rapper, Travis Scott, Wiz Khalifa, and Snoop Dogg.
Beyond that, Rogen has performed The Roots’ “Mellow My Man” and Drake’s “Hotline Bling” on “The Tonight Show.” He freestyled on “Sway in the Morning,” and rocked out to Kanye West’s “Runaway” and Run-DMC’s “Christmas in Hollis” on The Night Before.
In 2015, Rogen also showed f his hip-hop knowledge when asked to name his favorite album. Unable to name just one LP, the comic listed Wu-Tang Clan’s Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), A Tribe Called Quest’s Midnight Marauders and The Roots’ Do You Want More?!!!??! as contenders.