Nicki Minaj and Drake weren’t talking at one point, a conflict that Drake brought up on “Tuscan Leather,” a selection off his 2013 album, Nothing Was The Same. “I gotta stay with the family,” Drake raps on the track. “Not even talkin’ to Nicki / Communication is breakin’ / I dropped the ball on some personal shit, I need to embrace it / I’m honest. I make mistakes. I’d be the second to admit it / Think that’s why I need her in my life, to check me when I’m trippin’.”
Minaj recently spoke about how their relationship has progressed since then.
“Drake and I are great,” Nicki Minaj said in an interview with New York radio station Hot 97. “Drake is the one that told me to get on that ‘Danny Glover.’ He told me to get on that and Safaree told me to get on ‘Boss Ass Bitch’ cuz I was in album mode. They was coming at me like, ‘Get on this and get on that,’ so I just happened to do it…But Drake and I are great. We are in a great space.”
Her bond with Drake is indicative of the bond she shares with other members of YMCMB, Nicki Minaj says.
“I think the whole team, collectively, feels so together right now,” Nicki says before also announcing that Lil Wayne is planning to drop his album soon. “Like we all kinda just wanna win. Wayne is about to put out his album and…I mean we just working. No bad vibes at all.”
Beyond announcing that Lil Wayne is “planning to drop his album soon,” Minaj also discussed her own album’s release.
“The Pink Print will not have a release date,” Minaj said. “You’ll never know when it’s coming…I’m just meaning in terms of release date. I won’t set a release date until the album is really done and until I’ve lived with it for a long time.”