Waka Flocka Flame has addressed rappers Nicki Minaj and Gucci Mane recently terminating the services of his mother, Debbie Antney, as their manager.
Although he claims to still be on speaking terms with Minaj, Flocka has said Gucci’s decision has had a huge impact on their relationship.
“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 recently addressed Minaj’s decision to part ways with her.
“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)
Last April, Antney released a statement announcing the termination of her service.
“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)
Shortly after the reports, rumors spread suggesting Minaj left Antney for rap mogul Diddy, however, this was later denied.
“For the record, as I said before, don’t believe the rumors,” Diddy said on a UStream broadcast. “I have not made no announcement yet, don’t believe no rumors about anything y’all hear. Me and Nicki, we just cool. I like her style. Rick Ross, he’s my brother. There’s no management announcements or none of that. So everybody, worry about what you’re worrying about. It’s all right for people to know each other and have an admiration towards each other and maybe pick each other’s brains for advice. I will be making an announcement in a couple of weeks on some things. But right now, everybody let’s chill out and be cool and stay focused on being positive…” (UStream)
Check out Waka Flocka Flame’s mother/manager speaking on Nicki Minaj below: