French dance music star David Guetta spent an entire year trying to persuade Nicki Minaj to work with him before she agreed to a collaboration.
The producer and DJ admits he was desperate to get the hip-hop star in the studio with him and contacted her repeatedly until she said yes to rapping on his single Where Them Girls At.
He tells MTV.com, "It was an amazing start working together because I really wanted to work some more with her. I'm a really huge fan. To be honest, it's very rare that I call artists - most of the time they call me. I've been chasing her for like a year because I really wanted to work with her."
Guetta reveals Minaj was apprehensive about the project, until he played her the beat he had created.
He explains, "The first time you're in the studio with someone, it's sometimes difficult. She was being a little shy or reserved, you know. And then I played that record and she started to jump from her chair and scream. And she was like, 'Wow, I love this!'"