Rap mogul and reality TV star Debra Antney helped launch the career of hip-hop superstar Nicki Minaj. During the time they worked together, Deb admits she thought Nicki's then-boyfriend Safaree (known best for his role on "Love & Hip-Hop") was a gay male friend.
Nicki Minaj’s Ex-Manager Didn’t Know She Was With Safaree
Deb Antney from “Growing Up Hip-Hop” was featured in FX’s recent “Hip-Hop Uncovered” docuseries, part of which chronicled how the veteran music industry exec helped turn Nicki Minaj into a big name. On Noreaga‘s podcast, Deb said she never realized Nicki was dating Safaree, who is now married to fellow reality TV star Erica Mena.
“I thought he was just a gay guy that was helping her.”
Debra Antney Says Gucci Mane Stole From French Montana
The “Hip-Hop Uncovered” series also showed how Deb helped rappers Gucci Mane and French Montana get started before falling out with both artists. French Montana publicly accused Deb of stealing from him; she responded with a lawsuit and was granted $2 million in a settlement. In the interview with Noreaga, Deb shares a story about French actually getting robbed … but by none other than Gucci Mane.
French Montana speaks on Gucci Mane
Stefflon Don Clears Up Rumors About Nicki Minaj
British rap artist Stefflon Don is the opposite of big mad when it comes to how she feels about Nicki Minaj. The overseas entertainer has come forward to speak out on a flurry of topics including throwback tweets resurfacing.
“Every time I am on a blog people want to bring up my past mistakes. So let me post it here MYSELF for everyone to see. Because you will not trick or scare me with something I my self acknowledged, owned and sincerely apologised for.”
“Yes this was me almost 10 years ago. Ignorant and angry So I directed this tweet at a girl who shaded me for my colour. I have grown since then and owned up to my mistakes and this is not a reflection of the Woman I am today! I have apologised and moved on I hope you can too,” Steff responded to a repost of her November 4, 2013 tweet: “All you dark-skinned hating on light skinned b*tches dont act like if god gave you a choice you wouldn’t change your colour lool”
“I love nicki as an artist ! always said this and always will ! Nobody can ever change that Respectfully. And hate train..I ddnt even know she was getting hate cuz I wud have kept my opinion2 myself. But a problem W her never it was fans doing the most But just know I BEEN a fan.”
City Girls’ JT Also Good-Good With Nicki Minaj
JT of the City Girls recently went on a live chat with a 13-year-old super-fan who innocently asked why she hadn’t done a song yet with Nicki Minaj. The kid wondered if JT and Nicki were beefing, but the platinum-selling artist said it was nothing like that.
“Oh, no baby. I don’t got no beef. … I love Nicki Minaj.”