Joe Budden
via Complex

Joe Budden had some strong opinions for Nicki Minaj recently, saying she needs to stand on her own… and not lean on Lil Wayne and Drake in her rap career.

In Budden’s new show with DJ Akademiks on Complex, called “Everyday Struggle”, the topic of Nicki Minaj’s career came up.

While Akademiks argued that Nicki’s brand is propping her up, Budden explained how he only cares about the bars she’s spitting… and took issue with Lil Wayne and Drake appearing on her Remy Ma response track, “No Frauds.”

“All of the sudden there are a bunch of Young Money pics floating around with Wayne, Drake, Nicki, now all of the sudden everyone of the picture artwork is you [Nicki], Drake, and Wayne,” Budden said. “Get that sh*t out of her, I hate that. Who was there for Wayne when he was having seizures and sh*t, I ain’t see a picture then. I don’t want to see it now that you may need that conglomerate to get back. I don’t want to see that now. I want to see you float on your f*cking own, Nicki. Best woman rapper in the world. I want to see her do it alone.”

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