Though this comes off rather harsh, it is my humble opinion that Weezy meant nothing but kindness and regards for the first lady of Young Money, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Nicki Mina[/lastfm]j, when he said that he wasn’t “satisfied” with anything she had done.
[photogallerylink id=72758 align=left]Let’s start at the beginning. In a recent interview with Vibe, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lil Wayne[/lastfm] was asked about Nicki Minaj’s work so far in the music game. Lil Tunechi responded rather frankly, “I’m not satisfied with anything she’s done,” qualifying his remark with, “I believe she can do a whole lot more, and I believe she will do a whole lot more. It’s not shocking, and it’s not surprising. It’s quite fitting. But other than that, it’s nowhere near the end.”
While I won’t jump out on that limb with Wayne to say that Nicki hasn’t satisfied me, I definitely concur that the Head Barbie in Charge still has her work cut out for her. This may not reveal itself in album or concert sales (let’s be real, I’ll be getting that next CD too!) but her best work is most definitely in front of her.
Pink Friday as an album was fire! Nicki’s complex rhymes and unique phrasing and accents set her apart from not only other female rappers but all rappers. Nicki is a pop star in the making, she just happens to be a rapper as well. Spawning two incredibly huge radio hits in “Moment 4 Life” and “Superbass” and a slew of other successful songs like “Right Thru Me” and “Your Love,” her Minajesty showcased her dynamic range and proved that she has a bright future ahead of her.
We like how tough Wayne is on his artists. Shows hustle, the top is no place to rest. Ask [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Birdman[/lastfm].
“Your Love” by Nicki Minaj