Tony Yayo Talks Nicki Minaj
The G-Unit man is a big fan...
He told Rap Fix: "She was out there and she was messing with this guy named Fendi. I was trying to do a record with her, but Fendi was like, 'For what? Why you wanna do something with her?' Then I left it alone.
"This was a long, long time ago when I was seeing her on the Come Up DVDs, 'cause that's how she started.
"You know what's crazy? Like, three years ago, I said to music executive and G-Unit producer Sha Money XL, 'You need a hot female artist, rapper. I'm telling you, that lane is open. I'm telling you, Sha, that female lane, that rapper lane is wide open.'
“What she did was capture it at the right time, because nobody's out. There's no Lil' Kim out, there's no Foxy, she just conquered that lane at the right time with the right people."