Young Money star Nicki Minaj recently talked about her past bond alongside Waka Flocka Flame and why her pre-fame days around him has cemented their relationship.
The platinum-selling rapper explained why she did not even think twice about collaborating on Flocka’s “Get Low” record.
“Waka Flocka is my brother. People know that I go way back with him and whatever he needs me to do, it gets done,” Minaj said. “He called me, he sent me a song, I said, ‘It’s nothing.’ I was finishing up my album and I said, ‘You know? I got you, it’s nothing.'” When asked if her relationship with Waka has remained intact over the years, the Queens rapper seemed confused by the question, addressing Waka directly: “Still cool? Why wouldn’t we be still cool, babe?” (MTV)
In May, Flocka said his past stints behind bars resulted in Minaj eventually siding with Lil Wayne‘s Young Money family.
“Yea, I can say that. ‘Cause when I was around… I ain’t tryin’ sound like I’m some He-Man, n*gga. But, Nicki, that’s my n*gga, like. If I probably never went to jail. I probably never would have been rappin’,” Flocka said in an interview. “I’d be doin’ the same thing I did with Gooch. All the f*ckery she probably got, that sh*t [would] be to the minimum.” (XXL Mag)
Back in August 2010, Flocka addressed Minaj and rapper Gucci Mane‘s decision to leave his mother’s management.
“I can say when you start getting hot, there are a lot of people that get in your ear. I call that the devil. It’ll turn you against the people that helped you. They must have just felt like they needed a change. Maybe they felt like other people can take their career somewhere else. I don’t know. Just like LeBron [James] going to the Heat. I ain’t mad, though, or got problems with anybody. Moms is good; her bills are paid…Yeah, [it affected my relationship with Gucci] all the way. All the way. I ain’t got beef or anything but it has changed. We don’t talk anymore. Nicki is still my homey, though. I got her number and can call her whenever. My momma ain’t got no problems with her or anything either. Let’s make that clear.” (VIBE)
Flocka’s mom, Debbie Antney, publicly spoke out on Minaj’s decision to part ways with her two years ago.
“I am the person that put it out that she did a cease and desist letter or whatever that sh*t is that she did,” Antney said in an interview. “I put that out, she didn’t put that out. She never said anything, that was to stop people from continuously calling me to let them know I no longer have her. She chose not to be with me. That’s why I do sh*t on a handshake. People out there might say that’s a sucker, but I’m not, that’s who I am. You don’t want to be with me, you’re gone free. Do whatever it is you want to do, good-bye…I love Nicki, I love Nick and I wish her all the success in the world. You don’t have to stay with me.” (All Hip Hop)
Check out a recent Nicki Minaj interview below: