Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. knows the power of a dollar after reportedly paying Young Money’s Nicki Minaj a few stacks to attend his daughter’s birthday party last weekend. #Racks
According to reports, Money Mayweather paid the self-proclaimed Barbie $50,000 for a quick appearance.
Nicki Minaj doesn’t even have to sing to make bank — sources tell TMZ Floyd Mayweather Jr. paid her $50,000 just to show her face at his daughter’s 14th birthday party. According to sources, Mayweather rented out the entire MGM ballroom in Vegas to celebrate Iyanna Mayweather‘s birthday last weekend — and Nicki showed up to surprise her. We’re told Nicki stayed for about an hour — hanging out with Iyanna, taking pics … annnd that’s pretty much it. (TMZ)
Outside of paid appearances, Nicki recently discussed her upcoming solo album, The Pink Print.
“I think everybody knows how obsessed I am with Jay Z. He’s always been my favorite rapper — him and [Lil] Wayne,” Nicki said in an interview. “He did such a great job of creating this Blueprint brand for male rappers, I felt. And I studied a lot of his blueprint, just in terms of becoming a mogul. … I wanted to be like Jay Z. I felt like with what I’m doing, I want female rappers to be able to pattern themselves with what I’ve done one day,” she said. “And I think the album is soooo classic, it’s gonna feel so good and it will probably be one that female rappers will look to as a ‘pink print’ for years to come.” (Power 106)
A few weeks ago, Nicki said her LP would remind fans why they rode behind her since day one.
“It feels very uplifting and it feels very soulful,” she shared. “It’s a great, I feel, indicator of what The Pink Print will feel like in terms of the storyline of that song.” The album, due sometime this year, marks a return to her roots. “The Pink Print will remind people why they fell in love with Nicki Minaj,” she added. “And I think that needs to be done.” (Rap-Up)
Recently, the rap star talked about holding her own weight with notable male competition.
“I do not see myself as a female rapper anymore, I’m sorry,” she told MTV News on Monday. “I see myself as a rapper. … I’ve worked with the greats and I’ve held my own with the greats and they respect me – so I should respect myself enough to see myself the same way they see themselves.” (MTV)