Have you ever wondered why Lil Wayne was never featured on his Young Money artist Nicki Minaj‘s debut album, Pink Friday, back in 2010?
As it was the seventh anniversary of the project yesterday, the Barbie revealed the exact reason as to why her boss and mentor wasn’t on Pink Friday via social media:
“After all his love & support, my mentor Lil Wayne couldn’t be on my debut album due to a gun charge in NY. That had me fucked up @ the time.”
If you recall, Weezy was locked up behind bars at Rikers Island for gun possession during the time Nicki was recording her album. This is why when he was released from jail, Minaj put Tunechi straight onto her “Roman’s Revenge” remix!
7 years ago this debut was released on the same day as Kanye’s #MBDTF [which I also appear on]. He sold half a million first week. I sold 375K first week. PF went #1 a few weeks later on the Billboard 200, breaking a record for the 1st female to do it since Ms.Lauryn Hill. – After all his love & support, my mentor Lil Wayne couldn’t be on my debut album due to a gun charge in NY. That had me fucked up @ the time. It’s now triple platinum and my final single off that album is almost DIAMOND. My fans have been the most loving, supportive, relentless people all over the world since b4 this album even dropped. Thank you. We’re about to do it all over again. Can’t wait to see you guys. Miss you so much. What was your fave off this album? 🦄 #RomansRevenge #RightThruMe #DidItOnEm #Moment4Life #Blazin #SuperBass #SaveMe #HereIAm #ImTheBest 🦄 ‼️‼️‼️ everyone gets hooks n songs already done now, all these songs I just named, (with exception of hook on super bass which I co wrote with ester) ‼️‼️‼️I not only wrote my rap, but I also wrote my own hooks.‼️‼️‼️I believe that’s why this album sounds so personal & honest.