Lil Wayne gives Nicki Minaj her flowers.
During a recent interview on All The Smoke, co-hosts Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson asked Lil Wayne who believes the greatest female rapper of all time is. “Ain’t nobody f***ing with Nicki,” he said. “They come after.”
He went on the explain while discovering Nicki and Drake, he had no idea they'd turn out to be two of the biggest artists. “I also didn’t know they would be Drake and Nicki, like I didn’t know that. But I was more excited, I wanted them to see what they could be. They always leaned on that — they always leaned on my confidence I instilled in them,” he said.
In pursuit of Nicki, Weezy explained, “and when I heard, Nicki was sounding like me. She was changing her voice up, I was like, ‘Okay.’ Like, I ain’t never seen this. This rare. New York female artists, I had to keep telling ’em, ‘Yo, don’t do that, don’t say that,’” he explained.
Nicki responded to Wayne's kind words via Instagram, she says, "I’ll give u a dollar if you can find a lie‼️‼️‼️‼️…When the greatest rapper of all time believed & still believes in you. I sure did lean on your confidence & u sure were ALWAYS there. Til this day- when I send you smthng you send a verse bakk. @liltunechi we love you so much. We thank you so much. Long live the BAR! Bar for Bar. No pun intended."
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