Nicki Minaj opens up about the recent Cash Money drama in an interview with BBC Radio 1 Xtra’s Charlie Sloth.
There’s a whole lot of drama going on at Cash Money these days, but for the most part, there’s only a couple of major figures we’ve heard from directly. Lil Wayne and Tyga have made their feelings clear, but artists like Nicki Minaj and Drake have been less clear about taking sides (though conspiracy theories suggest Drizzy’s whole new tape could be read as a middle finger to Birdman). In an interview with BBC Radio 1 Xtra’s Charlie Sloth today, Nicki spoke a bit about the situation, and it seems like she’ll be letting things play out for the meantime.
“I don’t think it’ll ever get to that point,” Minaj said of whether she would leave the label with Wayne. “People know I love Wayne and I have loyalty towards him, but I love Baby too. I’m very close with Baby and I don’t think people know that. So I’m banking on the fact that they’re going to work this out like family. I mean, they’ve gone through things before, just like family does. I’m not even going to think that way”.
The subject later turned to Tyga, who publicly bashed Minaj on Twitter, which Nicki revealed was over her song, “Truffle Butter”.”The song was on my album, and *we don’t know how* but it magically ended up in Tyga’s hands, and I told him ‘that’s my song’,” she said. “I told him me and Drake were going to be on it, and low and behold, it leaked with him on it after I told him not to put it out. I thought that was a little bit disrespectful because I had always shown him love.”
The two have since worked things out according to the Pinkprint rapper. “He texted me later, and he apologized, and he said ‘you always were there for me’ and I respected him for saying that,” she shared.
The leak certainly didn’t hurt the song’s radio play, which is strong enough that Nicki isn’t even planning a video. “Truffle Butter” is the #1 Urban/Rhythmic song in America without a video, so it’s like when a song is that successful without a video, I don’t know if we need one,” she explained. “It was just for the streets, for the love, we weren’t really gonna shoot a video to be honest.”
Listen to the full interview below.