I always wondered what or how Rick Ross ended up on “Monster” since he doesn’t have a real verse. Now I know.
I wasnâ€™t originally supposed to be on the record. I was next door working on another Kanye collaboration. I walked in, like, â€˜This is so big.â€™ [Kanye] was like, â€˜Yeah.â€™ He was playing the track, spitting his verse for me. Thatâ€™s before he even laid it. Iâ€™m like, â€˜Thatâ€™s dangerous.â€™ At the same time, me being a hustler, Iâ€™m thinking of just an intro for the record. He told me the structure and the way he wanted it to go. I told him that was it. Thatâ€™s the way I would do it. He was on point with it. Me being the artist I am, I was sitting there talking to him and came up with an intro bridge. It wasnâ€™t a verse at all. It was just an intro or somewhat of a bridge to set the tone for â€˜Ye to come in. Jay capped it off.