The trio get on "like a house on fire" backstage at Life is Beautiful.
She liked it so much she sang on a song with him soon after.
Stream the new tracks and read Sylvan Esso frontwoman (and Sauser-Monnig's collaborator), Amelia Randall Meath's thoughts.
Who is the real Nicki Minaj? And does her new album reveal the answer? Sylvan Esso's singer gets to the bottom of it… or tries to.