Apr 13, 2010
Nicki Minaj Fires Her Manager? Hires Diddy?
The new buzz on the streets is that Nicki Minaj has fired her manager Deb Antney (mother of rapper Waka Flocka Flame) of So Icey Entertainment. According to BET’s Entertainment Spotlight blog, Deb may have been the reason Nicki pulled out of Rihanna’s “Last Girl On Earth” Tour. They posted this tidbit of info from someone who commented on a blog:
“I know for a FACT that she was fired because the stupid b–ch neglected to get Nicki Minaj an international work permit (you need those to perform outside of the US) and they take a long time to obtain. Well, Nicki cant work outside the US on the tour, so therefore she couldn’t go..boo hoo. The manager neglected to tie some loose ends in regards to that. Now, i am the managers associate (friend) so i know this for sure. it was an honest mistake. Deb dont know s–t about managing an international act.
This info is just a little shady because Rihanna’s tour dates were in the U.S. and if I’m not mistaken, Nicki Minaj performed during MTV’s Spring Break which was held outside of the U.S (Mexico). However, Deb did confirm that she was no longer Nicki’s manager in a recent issue of Hip Hop Weekly:
“I received a letter, which was (a) suspension. The next letter that came in was a cease and desist in doing all business with Nicki Minaj from Nicki’s attorney.” She adds, “I love Nicki. I wish her the most success. It’s not about the music, she’s like one of my children… I wish her no harm, only much success.”
Now here comes the rumors.