Young Money’s chief femcee Nicki Minaj and her ranking among the female hip-hop circle has been the topic of conversation for quite some time now, and more prominently now that the dust has settled after her Remy Ma rap beef.
But during Complex’s new Everyday Struggle series with Joe Budden and DJ Akademiks, the “Pump It Up” rapper has a new call-to-action for the Queens-bred raptress that he believes will settle the debate indefinitely.
In Nicki’s #3PackFromParis, which included her Remy Ma response “No Frauds,” Budden suggested that she waved the influence of her Young Money wand to gain a one-up, not actual rap talent. Passionately denouncing all of the throwback photos of her, Drake and Lil Wayne, as well as their assists on her “No Frauds” record, he suggested that she used her Young Money mates only when it served her best.
“Get that s**t out of here, I hate that,” he said. “Who was there for Wayne when he was having seizures and s**t? I ain't see a picture then. I don't want to see it now that you may need that conglomerate to get back. I don't want to see that now. I want to see you float on your f**king own, Nicki — best woman rapper in the world. I want to see her do it alone."
He also brought to light Nicki’s prized music chart crown, which he said operates much different in today’s music era than it did a few decades ago. “Numbers do lie,” as he put it, and he believes that goes for how the numbers have added up in this day and age for artists such as Nicki, who recently surpassed Aretha Franklin for the most Hot 100 entries among women.
Finishing off the discussion with her recent publicized breakup from Meek Mill, which he believes the MMG rap star is handling well, he also made a pretty bold statement: she “clearly” misses him.
Uh-oh, Joey, that won’t go over too well with the Barbz army.
See what Joey had to say in the video below.
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