When Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj joined forces on the powerhouse anthem “Bang Bang,” they proved three divas are better than one. The ultimate summer powerhouse anthem was released in 2014, July 28.
Fast-forward 7year’s down-the line, Jessie J speaks on how the “Bang Bang” collaboration came to be with Glamour Magazine:
According to her; “Bang Bang” was a song that already existed. I didn’t write Bang Bang. Max Martin wrote Bang Bang and Ariana had been played it. I’d been played it and we both loved. We just said ; why dont we both do it. Ariana stayed on the second verse . I recorded the first verse, and then nicki was played it in the studio and was like, “I’ve got to jump on this”. We didn’t go to her and ask; she wanted to do it… I will never forget: I was in my bedroom in my flat in London and I got sent the version with Nicki Minaj on it.
“I got sent the version with Nicki on it. I just sat at the end of my bed holding my phone, staring at the floor, going, “How the f*ck did I land this?” I literally felt like I’d won the competition ”she added.