Nicki Minaj Says She Doesn’t Expect Lil Wayne to Leave Cash Money
Nicki Minaj is something of a diplomat. No pink Range Rovers, no bustdowns in Chicago--the "Anaconda" rapper recently gave an interview to BBC Radio 1's Charlie Sloth in which she danced around a series of controversial topics with the grace (or griminess) of a career politician. Of course, the chief topic of discussion (once Sloth worked his way through a series of bungles pickup attempts) was Nicki's labels, Cash Money and Young Money.
The unrest between Lil Wayne and his longtime mentor and label boss, Bryan "Baby" Williams came to a head late last year when the former alleged that the latter was holding Tha Carter V hostage, and that years of royalties had gone unpaid. But instead of picking sides in the beef, Nicki suggested it might soon be over. "I don't think it'll ever get to that point [where Wayne would leave Cash Money entirely]," she told Sloth. "I'm banking on the fact that they're going to work it out like family."
Minaj went on to say that she had considerably love for both sides. "People know I love Wayne and have loyalty toward him, but I love Baby too. I'm very close with Baby and I don't think people know that," she reminded her fans. Other artists that have been pulled into her orbit, however, were treated to some barbs. Nicki walked Sloth through the confusing circumstances around her song "Truffle Butter," which initially leaked with not only the guest appearance from Drake that appears on her album, but an extra verse from Tyga.
"The song was on my album and we don't know how, but it magically ended up in Tyga's hands," she said. "I told him, 'That's my song,' I told him me and Drake were going to be on it. Lo and behold, it leaked with him on it after I told him not to put it out." At the time, Nicki wasn't too pleased. "I thought that was a little bit disrespectful because I had always shown him love, I had always done stuff with him, had taken him on tour with me, you know what I mean?" Tyga later sent a text message apology.
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