Is Drake still down with Young Money? As rumors continue to swirl regarding the Canadian rapper’s relationship with YMCMB, his labelmate Nicki Minaj is speaking out.
During her interview with Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex, Young Money’s First Lady was asked for her insight into the situation.
“I just feel like people’s perception of their reality is their perception of their reality,” said Nicki. “Sometimes people make moves based on their perception of what reality is and I know that sounds like a riddle, but maybe one day you’ll be able to unravel that one.”
Drake was absent from the Rich Gang album, prompting some to believe that he had a falling out with the crew.
But she doesn’t know what he’s going through. “All I can say is he’s so talented. Sometimes when you’re really intelligent and you’re really talented, you also think a lot and sometimes your mind is racing with thoughts. It is what it is. People go through their own emotions and you gotta respect it and keep it moving. We all love the team.”
As for Nicki, she’s Young Money all day. “All I can say is this, Lil Wayne is everything to me. I can’t speak for anyone else,” she said. “What Young Money and Cash Money did for Nicki Minaj I could never repay them for so I am forever indebted to them.”
But regardless of what the future holds, they share a love for their boss. “We all love Wayne and that’s what’s gonna hold us together,” she said. “Drake is my baby ’cause that’s how we were when we came in so whenever I think of him I’ll be like, ‘Oh, that’s my baby.’ Whatever is going on now, obviously we’re all very busy, and you know, shit happens. It gets a little hard to have a real connection when people are on different sides of the world and working on different things. You never know who people got in their ear or what they feeling. Maybe they felt wronged in some way. I don’t know, but I just know that Drake is my baby and Wayne is my everything.”
While Drake has taken some subliminal shots on his records, she’s never felt slighted by him. “I’ve never taken that personal,” said Nicki. “When you are in a place where Drake is, which is everybody is asking him for a hook or a feature, it is what it is. He’s speaking the truth. Whether he’s taking that as a compliment or not, I don’t know. He’s speaking the truth and I think he’s speaking about every damn body. I’m not exempt from that and neither is anyone else. If you’ve been asking him for a verse or a song or done a verse or a song with him, then maybe you are included. I don’t know, but he’s not lying.”
Listen to the full interview below.