Meghan Trainor has built a career on female empowerment anthems, but on the set of her new video for “Nice to Meet Ya,” she found herself needing a little empowerment of her own. Enter Nicki Minaj.
The rapper, who’s featured on the self-love-promoting track, helped boost Trainor’s confidence during the "Working Girl"-inspired shoot.
“I had a big jacket on because I was insecure about my arms and she told me like, ‘Take this off, let me see.’ And I was like, ‘Oh, no,’” Trainor recalled to ABC News. “And she's like, ‘You look good.’”
“And so we used a clip of me without a jacket on and showed my arms because she empowered me to love myself in that moment,” Trainor added. “And I was like, this is so surreal! It's just like the song says!”
In the video, the two band together to take over the company were they are employed. Trainor said having Minaj involved was a dream come true.
“Nicki's verse was perfect. Meeting her in person was a dream,” she said. “I couldn't stop fangirling. I was just like screaming and she was so nice and funny. I made her laugh and I was like, I won!”
“Nice to Meet Ya” is featured on Trainor’s new album, "Treat Myself."