When we think of Queens-bred rap icon Nicki Minaj, about three general virtues come to mind: the beauty, the brains, and the bars.
For others, like rap's northside Baton Rouge newcomer NBA Youngboy, the booty is also added to that list, which he struggled to unstick his eyes off of upon his first encounter with her. Especially, considering the location where he caught an eyeful of Ms. Minaj’s cakes: the home of her then-boyfriend and MMG rap heavyweight, Meek Mill.
He explained that it was actually Meek who started the introduction at his condo. She was donning a pair of gray shorts and one of the Philly emcee’s T-shirts when he met her, he described. “Her a** was so big,” he said, practically drooling. “And I was trying to—like—look, but not let Meek see me looking.”
Fortunately, NBA was able to take his eyes off her derriere long enough to hear her say that she liked his music, too. His infatuation for the Queen femcee doesn’t stop there, however. Fast-forward to 2018, and NBA’s penned an entire song inspired by her with the jazz-laced, eponymously-titled “NICKI MINAJ” serenade.
Way to shoot your shot, NBA.
Check out the 2017 Fader interview where he explains falling in like with Ms. Minaj at first sight below.
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