News: Diddy Managing Nicki Minaj & Rick Ross, Inside Source Says
Thursday, Apr 15, 2010 11:01PM
An inside source has revealed rap mogul Diddy is managing both Nicki Minaj and Rick Ross with their music careers.
According to reports, Diddy's role as manager is official.
A source close to the entrepreneur/rapper has confirmed to Billboard.com that Diddy is not only co-managing Lil Wayne protégé Nicki Minaj but also Rick Ross. According to our source, Minaj subsequently went on to seek management from Troy Carter, Lady Gaga's manager. Although some websites claim to have confirmed that Carter is co-managing Minaj with Diddy, our source says it isn't the case and that Gaga pumped the breaks on the deal, threatening to find another manager if Carter took on Minaj as well. When that happened, Carter stepped back and Diddy stepped in, asking one of his own managers, James Cruz, to co-manage Minaj with him instead. (Billboard)
Nicki's former manager Debbie Antney recently revealed she was fired by the rap star.
"I received a letter, which was (a) suspension," says Antney. "The next letter that came in was a cease and desist in doing all business with Nicki Minaj from Nicki's attorney. I love Nicki. I wish her the most success. It's not about the music, she's like one of my children... I wish her no harm, only much success." (Hip Hop Pop Crunch)
Antney is reportedly the mother of Southern rapper Waka Flocka Flame.
According to her manager, Debbie Antney, mother of rising rapper Wacka Flocka Flame, the "My Chick Bad" featured rapper sent her a cease and desist notice, banning her from conducting any business on her behalf earlier this month. (Singersroom)
Earlier this year, Diddy compared Ross to the late Biggie Smalls.
"Oh y'all ain't hear the second verse," Diddy said about Ross' 'Angels' collaboration. "Yo, y'all gonna peep that when we world premiere that. I don't know, I guess him and Biggie locked up in the room, even my man Hen Roc even said that. For my man Hen Roc to say that and co-sign it like 'Yo, my man right there sounding like our homie.' That right there is something special. That's a mean co-sign, that's a mean co-sign. I don't know what was going on in the studio, the spirits were connecting but it's official. It ain't bootleg, it ain't got no preservatives in it." (Spliff TV)
Check out a past Rick Ross SOHH interview below: