Waka Flocka Flame’s mother, Debra Antney, has shared her opinion on Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday debut album and what her former client should do to evolve as an artist.
In a recent Vibe interview, Nicki’s former manager felt the album did not live up to it’s expectation as a solid album. “It’s terrible,” Antney said in an interview. “I like some stuff, but she went too left. I don’t think people were ready for her to come [out with pop]. When I had Nicki, I really wanted her to sing. That’s why I took her for training cause Nicki loves singing, but she kept saying to me, ‘Deb, I can’t do it yet because people won’t understand.’ And that’s why the [rap] mixture was done to introduce them to all of Nicki. I think [Pink Friday] was very disappointing to a lot of her fans. She didn’t need a lot of [the] features. That was one of the biggest things like… you gave people so many features, give them you now. Nicki could be so much better because–outside of anything that people say–she’s very multi-talented. I really wish that she would learn to be more of an artist.”
Ms.Deb went on to speak about the rivalry between Nicki and Lil Kim. “I didn’t particularly care for ["Roman's Revenge"], but when Eminem came in I liked it. He made the song. [Nicki] didn’t have to go there with [Lil' Kim]. My views on that is that she came too far to go back that route. And Kim does not even have to go there. There are no comparisons to them. Some things are best left unsaid. The whole things is stupid. I’m very disappointed that she would go that route. ‘Cause I know all that she was taught. She don’t have to go there with anybody. That was the stuff we always discussed. People had to learn to love Nicki– that’s how the door opened up. It wasn’t about Kim or Foxy or any of the rest of them. So I was just a little disappointed [by her album], but If she likes it, I love it.”
Debra Antney is the manager of her her son, Waka Flocka Flame and up and coming rapper French Montana. She’s the former manager of Gucci Mane and Nicki Minaj but she remains as one of the strongest women figures in the music industry.