Though Nicki Minaj is easily one of Lil Wayne’s most successful artists, the rapper had to force her way onto her mentor’s latest project, the Dedication 4 Mixtape.

“We had this crazy little spat — I actually got on footage and I’ll show the fans really soon,” said Nicki in an interview with MTV’s RapFix. “But he’s working on the mixtape and I said, ‘Excuse me, I need to be on that mixtape,’ and he said, ‘Aight, whatever you wanna do.'”

Nicki elaborated, saying that her fans would appreciate the beat she chose to rhyme over. “So I just went into the other room and recorded on this particular beat that I’m sure my fans are gonna be very happy that I touched. I’m really excited for the kids to hear.”

Nicki revealed that she had some level of creative control when recording with Weezy. “I usually pick the beat when me and Wayne do something.”

“I went to Miami and I started grilling him like, ‘Hey, why don’t you lecture me anyone?’ and he says, ‘you made it already I ain’t got to tell you shit.”

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