Ester Dean Dishes On Beyonce & Nicki Minaj Songwriting On ‘The Breakfast Club’

Published: Monday 4th May 2015 by Sam

As a singer, songwriter, and actress, Ester Dean defines triple threat.

Having taken a brief-break from penning hits for the likes of Rihanna and Katy Perry, the 33-year-old is currently pushing new movie ‘Pitch Perfect 2.’

The promo trail for the flick, which hits US theaters on May 15th, brought the star to ‘The Breakfast Club’ on Power 105.1.

During the hilarious chat with Charlamagne and co, Dean dished on many a topic including getting her big break via Polow Da Don and her love life.

Most notably, though, it was her words on songwriting for and with Beyonce and Nicki Minaj that will likely resonate in earnest.

Watch below to see her spill on each ladies recording process. It makes for an interesting listen.

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  1. Applause May 4, 2015

    Nickis ghostwriter..

  2. Only (NICKIARA) May 4, 2015

    Speaking of ghosts how’s Gaga’s career

    • Applause May 4, 2015

      Gaga career is fine she doesn’t need 50+ singles to struggle to outsell her competition (some white mediocre rapper) Haha will PinkShit ever sell more than 700k?

      • Only (NICKIARA) May 4, 2015

        Yes it will before it outsells artflop as it already outsold ass to ass

      • Applause May 4, 2015

        Lol pinktrash wont make it past 650k Icki is over. Artpop has sold over 2.5 million worldwide how about pinkshit sis?

      • Mark111 May 4, 2015

        But ArtPoop barley sold pass the 700K mark. and 2.5 WW is a flop buddy while her peers sold around the 4M mark WW.

      • HYDROQUINONe May 4, 2015

        girl bye

  3. jaquala May 4, 2015

    Wait wasn’t nicki talking about everything she spit she write???

    Ester Dean has been writing for a lot of folks her Neyo,frank ocean, Keri hilson, as well as jeremih

    • Imthabestnow May 4, 2015

      Smh did u watch the interview dummy? She clearly states she wrote hooks for nicki never wrote a rap. Nicki said every thing she spits meaning raps she wrote. Everyone knows when u spitting something your rapping, stop being dumb.

      • May 4, 2015

        exaxtly some people just chooses to hear what they want to,Nicki said she spits she writes her own raps. and ester just said the samething, and yet that person ran on here acting ignorant.i can see it know alot more of is kind running on here to lace this post with ignorance.

      • jaquala May 4, 2015

        No I did not but this is the 3rd time and person who’s (in safaree words) assisted with her songs. She spent so much time dogging that Iggy girl when we all legit know all these artist get help. And you can’t tell me Nicki doesn’t get help with her lyrics she does not sound the same as when I first heard her back in her Gucci days I’m not saying she got a ghostwriter for it all but some songs you can tell and it don’t be just hooks. I’m far from f****** dumb its just being called an 80’s baby who loves hip hop and pays attention

    • BOOBIE May 4, 2015

      Did you watch the video, ho?

      • jaquala May 4, 2015

        No I did not watch it either way she was gloating like she legit wrote it all so I was confused…and b**** or ho is not my name

    • Jonatello May 4, 2015

      ughh open you’re ears you dumb b****!!

    • Keri Qween May 4, 2015

      @jaquala yasss let them know

      #real songwriters

  4. Suicide Blonde May 4, 2015

    I bet she said that Beyoncé is involved in the writing process, otherwise Sam wouldn’t make this post.

    • Jewel May 4, 2015

      But Sam posts when people say negative things about Beyonce.

      • Centurion May 4, 2015


  5. HaveMyMoney May 4, 2015

    I’m Getting Missy Elliott Teas

  6. TheElusiveLamb May 4, 2015

    She looks like she’s Crazy Eyes (OITNB) cousin, but she’s an extremely talented songwriter. I never watched Pitch Perfect before but I wish her well.

  7. Lil Kim thee ONLY QB May 4, 2015

    She wrote for Beyoncé and she wrote with Dicki…….even me being a lil kim the original Bee Hive stan knows this. It comes a time in life when being delusional and ignorant is just tiresome.

  8. DEL BEY May 4, 2015

    Nicki Minaj writes her own bars, but Ester Dean has provided most of those catchy choruses you hear! Nicki is a authentic rapper but everyone gets help to create something more.

  9. lee May 4, 2015

    Beyoncé writes a lot of her music.Yall wanna believe she doesn’t write anything or that she isn’t involved in her work so bad. Hating gotta get tired but if not, carry on.

  10. Centurion May 4, 2015

    “what I want the world to know about Nicki Minaj is that when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it.”
    Girl Bye! ???? Fake ass heaux. Now be gone.

    • Imthabestnow May 4, 2015

      Smh did u watch the interview dummy? She clearly states she wrote hooks for nicki never wrote a rap. Nicki said every thing she spits meaning raps she wrote. Everyone knows when u spitting something your rapping, stop being dumb.

    • ace May 4, 2015

      Lol take this chick b.e.t awards away for being a fraud

  11. Guess May 4, 2015

    She’s 33?? She better go off in here. I like her. Songwriters get to be famous without being famous.

  12. Brandy4Ever May 4, 2015

    Nicki and Bey should be ashamed… These girls need to stop booty shaking and pick up a pen and paper and write a HIT…

    • Quinton251 aka Lil Wayne Stan May 4, 2015

      Write a HIT?? And where exactly is Brandy’s hit? Her last hit was a human being and we all know how that ended.

      • SheMeHer May 4, 2015

        That was not even called for and for your information and she was involved in an accident, accident being the key word meaning she was not at fault hence the reason she was not charged you dumb ass sheep stop worshiping these celebrities and find Jesus!

  13. Weezy Tha G.O.A.T May 4, 2015

    Everybody gets help from someone, whether if it’s them writing a full song/album or just giving their input on a song, everybody receives some type of help.

  14. Centurion May 4, 2015

    Stupideyoncé doesn’t write her music. She can’t even read let alone write.
    9/11 was a good start, although it took her 4 days to that sh*t. ????
    When will she learn to read?
    When will she learn to write?
    When is she getting a #1 hit?
    When is she giving birth?
    She better release a tell-all book detailing her bullsh*t and her struggling lying ass.
    I’d buy it. It would be the only thing I’ve ever bought from Lieyonce.

    • Pretty Iggy May 4, 2015

      She’s rich as hell for someone with no education I’ll give her that.

    • DEL BEY May 4, 2015

      How is ‘9/11’ in anyway a good drag? distasteful tbh

      • Centurion May 4, 2015

        Everyone calls it 9/11. Tch…

      • Jewel May 4, 2015

        Sheep mentality.

    • Jewel May 4, 2015

      Will you ever learn the art of real drags?

  15. Pretty Iggy May 4, 2015

    Oh so Nicki has more than one ghostwriter?

    • May 4, 2015

      any you are clearly still a f-cking ignorant.

    • beyflawless May 4, 2015

      U the last one to talk. …. paparazzi flocking and watching

  16. x_x May 4, 2015

    Very likeable personality here.

  17. christinastherealtalent May 4, 2015

    Rihanna owes her career to Ester AND all her other songwriters!

    • Mark111 May 4, 2015

      And XXtina owes her’s to Linda Perry. According to your logic.

  18. Quinn May 4, 2015

    Ester has a nice personality, i like her after this interview.

  19. Jewel May 4, 2015

    So did she say anything juice or nah?

  20. Young hov May 4, 2015

    why tall actin like yall ain’t know Ester Dean writes hooks for Nicki that’s no sercret, still gone still be getting 200k for walk throughs, asked to perform at rich white ppls birthday parties she’s getting money !! F*** what you heard… Yall can stay pressed cause she writes her own raps and No b**** can touch her not iggy, not Kim, not eve , not Kims Artist idk her name not Gucci, not Kendrick ???????? need I name more mfs who want her Dead but can’t f*** with her ?

  21. B2B May 4, 2015

    I really like her!! She’s weird but it’s cute

  22. Barb-wire May 4, 2015

    Still waiting to see where Ester said she writes for Nicki. Anytime now…

  23. Danny Bey May 4, 2015

    Most of yall are so worried about Nicki and Bey, even though she CLEARLY stated that they both write and/or involved in the writing process, that it clearly went over your head that she pretty much wrote all of Rihanna’s discography. And that’s why Nicki and Bey tremain unbothered at the top while haters continue to fish and seethe.

  24. ace May 4, 2015

    The little respect I had for this chick I’ve lost.safaree wrote her rhymes he said it this chick wrote her hooks stole kim style. Thats why she never wrote in the studio.cause she ain’t want nobody to know the thruth.hope tink hurry up and shut this chick down.

  25. RihYonce May 4, 2015

    I want her & Beyoncé to do something for B6

  26. RihYonce May 4, 2015

    I love her bubbly personality she’s so energetic

  27. Royalkev May 4, 2015

    So glad Ester cleared up some of these bogus beliefs about Bey! People insist on claiming that Bey only attaches her name to song credits without having any actual participation. We know about Bey’s gifts, she’s great at coming up with music arrangements! I think Bey’s probably better at songwriting than we think. I personally think she goes with established writers because if she crafts a song solo people will knock her (just because…) I hope one day to hear multiple songs on a Beyonce album written by only B! I think many will be pleasantly surprised to see how many great melodies she comes up with. I know that’s her biggest strength when it comes to songwriting.

  28. Navy Nick May 4, 2015

    I really like Ester, she seems like a real cool chick!!!

  29. GEEZUS May 4, 2015

    Everybody knows Easter dean writes her hooks. Her name is all over Pink Friday ????

  30. You wanna love it right bettor then my funky money May 6, 2015

    Nice interview

  31. Thando May 6, 2015

    Beyonce is NO songwriter! How can you claim a songWRITING credit for changing a word, grammar or punctuation on an already existing work.
    Plagiarism isn’t cool and the power of your name doesn’t make you a songwriter.
    Whitney and Celine did it without lying and saying they write songs when they don’t, but greedy Beyonce seems unable to follow suite.

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