NICKI MINAJ ON MOVING FORWARD WITHOUT LIL WAYNE, “IT’S LIKE A LIFE LESSON FOR ALL OF US”
Young Money’s Nicki Minaj recently talked about what life on the road has been like since her label boss, Lil Wayne, has begun serving a one-year jail sentence on a gun charge.
According to Nicki, it was Wayne’s persistence and work ethic that has motivated her to move forward as he continues his sentence.
“We remember last year being at MTV Spring Break, and Wayne was obviously the headliner,” she recalled in an interview. “He’s so much more than a headliner, he’s a person that I look at, and I can’t believe this guy is still going, after 20 to 30 minutes in the hot sun. To not have him here, it’s like a life lesson for all of us — always work as if we have no one else to depend on — and that’s what he teaches us. He did, like, 1,000 videos before he went in, knowing that he had to go to jail. A lot of us wouldn’t do that. A lot of us would be curled up on a ball like, ‘Oh my God, my life is about to be over.’ So shout-out to Lil Wayne. We’re honored that he chose each and every one of us, handpicked us. And we love him.” (MTV)