Nicki Minaj took to the cover of the October/November issue of Complex magazine. In the interview, she speaks about her relationship with Lil’ Wayne and Drake, her music, and its content. Check out an excerpt from the sit down and more photos below.
It seems like Young Money as a whole doesn’t get caught up in beef. Has Wayne sat you or Drake down and advised you to avoid that route?
Nicki Minaj: He’s definitely told me, “Yo, leave that bulls**t alone. That’s for people who ainâ€™t got s**t else to do.” I’ve watched Wayne handle himself so well. I’ve seen people take shot after shot after shot at him and if it fazed him, I never saw it. People take shots because they’re hoping for a little bit of your energy. They need fuel.
Speaking of Young Money, did your labelmate Drake tell you heâ€™d be mentioning wanting to marry you on his verse for “Miss Me” before you heard it?
Nicki Minaj: He told me he said something about me on a verse, but I didnâ€™t think it would be anything like that. He let me hear it for the first time when we did Jayâ€™s show at Madison Square Garden, the day before Wayne had to go to jailâ€”that night he let me hear it on the headphones. But you know what else he told me he wrote for me? The Alicia Keys song “I’m Ready.” I happen to love the song. I never told anyone that, I hope he wonâ€™t get mad that I said that.
Read more of the interview here.