News: Nicki Minaj Clears Air On Anti-Diddy Management Remarks

Monday, Oct 18, 2010 4:46PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj has come forward to address speculation regarding a bashful statement released earlier today which put speculated manager Diddy on blast and announced new management.

According to Minaj, the statement is false and she has never met speculated new manager Benny Medina.

Earlier today, there was a statement posted on the web, purporting to be Nicki Minaj's announcement that she had hired Benny Medina as her new manager. Not only that but the statement took the time to bash her current management team (Diddy, James Cruz and co.), and even refer longingly to her short-lived management arrangement with Troy Carter (Lady Gaga's manager). Well, seeing as how Nicki hasn't even spoken about Diddy managing her for the past 6 months, it would seem odd for her to just go public with this manifesto, right? Right. That's because the "statement" is a fake. Members of her inside circle confirm that it's inaccurate, and Nicki herself just tweeted: "lmao. i've never met benny medina a day in my life. we good on this side." (Miss Info TV)

The fabricated statement hit the Internet early Monday (October 18) morning.

"By now, everyone should now [sic] that I am really strict when it comes to my representation. I had sympathy for Sean however I feel as if I haven't gotten the guidance the manager is supposed to give his client. Personally, I feel like I'm being managed by mother. Even if you play the smallest role on my team, I wish to see progress. I'd like to thank him for everything he has done for me; for taking me under his wing. I wish him the best with repping Rick [Ross]. But now that my album is about to drop, its time to get serious and stop playing games. If I could turn back time...I wouldn't have made the decision to let Troy go." (Statement)

Last May, Diddy spoke highly of Minaj's greatness.

And now, Nicki Minaj is finalizing the paperwork that will allow the Last Train to Paris superstar to guide her career. The Young Money femcee has already been in the studio with Diddy, and he's been singing her praises. "Nicki Minaj, she's definitely one of the great ones," Diddy told MTV News while promoting "Get Him to the Greek," speaking publicly for the first time about his new signee. "She has a long way to go, but you know how we recognized LeBron [James] was a great one, Tiger [Woods] was a great one, and Kobe [Bryant] was a great one? Nicki is up there. Her story has just begun." (MTV)

A month prior, Minaj cut ties with ex-manager Debbie Antney.

"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)

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