Nicki Minaj

When Lil Wayne signed Nicki Minaj in the mid-2000s, no one knew just how big of a star she’d evolve into. But, Weezy knew it from the start… and says to this day, she makes him proud.

In a recent interview with MTV News, the Young Money boss applauded her new single, “Lookin Ass”, and beleives she has the potential to do even better. Weezy also acknowledged how the male-bashing anthem connects with women in the club.

“It’s either that song that’s making ‘em feel good or that new Beyoncé [‘Drunk in Love’],” he told MTV News. “But that’s what Nicki does. I mean, she never fails to amaze me with anything she do.

“Honestly, I’m a tough judge and I’m the boss, so I kinda be like, ‘That’s nice, but you can do better.'”