Nicki Minaj: Lil Wayne Was Like ‘A Strict Parent’
After a slight delay, it has been confirmed that Lil Wayne will be releasing his anticipated mixtape 'Dedication 4' next week. Nicki Minaj fans will not be left disappointed with the material after she spoke about how her freestyle came together for the project to MTV News. "I usually pick the beat when me and Wayne do something," she said. "I went to Miami and I started grilling him like, 'hey, why don't you lecture me anymore?' and he says, 'you made it already I ain't got to tell you s**t'"...
"We had this crazy little spat — I actually got it on footage and I'll show the fans really soon," she continued. "But he's working on the mixtape and I said, 'Excuse me, I need to be on that mixtape,' and he said, 'Aight, whatever you wanna do.' So I just went into the other room and recorded on this particular beat that I'm sure my fans are gonna be very happy that I touched. I'm really excited for the kids to hear."
Nicki commented on the track, revealing that it will be "real funny," but also admitted how she misses Wayne's more firm approach.
"It's like having a strict parent and when you no longer have it [you] kinda want that," she said. "I told him, 'I miss when you would lecture me and tell me to keep on my grind and do this do and do that — where's the love?' "
Whilst doing her infamous Lil Wayne impression, Nicki then re-enacted his response to her plea: "[Lil Wayne voice] Yeah, you and Drake ya'll made it, ya'll don't f**k with a n***a no more."
Although clearly amused by his take on the situation, she also mentioned that "he's always gonna be my mentor." "He's just sitting back watching, and seeing the fruits of his labour, and that's what he said."
Minaj plans to drop her own project by the end of 2012, although she refused to reveal any details, saying: "I'm releasing something before the year is out."
Words: Tiffany Calver (@TiffanyCalver)