Young Money's first lady Nicki Minaj recently opened up about her vast admiration for Lil Wayne and how being under his wing drives her to use more creativity. Nicki Minaj says Wayne's own experimental moves provide comfort for her on and off the mic.
"Absolutely. I never have to worry about Wayne thinking I'm going too far left because Wayne has been one of the pioneers in Hip Hop in terms of going too far left, you know? Whether he's singing in Auto-Tune, whether he's doing Rock or playing the guitar or he's getting tats on his face, he kind of always does him. So yeah, it definitely helps." (Hip Hop DX)
Minaj also went on to describe the sacrafice she made of her privacy since becoming a Young Money star rapper.
"Yeah, of course it gets harder, but it's one of those things. It's the price that you pay. Everyone knows when they get into this game, they kind of know that they're bartering their privacy and they're bartering peace of mind in order to win. None of this comes for free. It's an exchange; you're always exchanging one thing for the other. Obviously what I've gotten so far outweighs the things that I've had to trade in." (Hip Hop DX)
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