Nicki Minaj has smoothed over relations with her label mate Tyga after he alleged he had been cut from her song “Truffle Butter,” even though he was never invited to appear on the track.
The Starships hitmaker reveals she was stunned when she discovered Tyga had been blasting her and collaborator Drake for removing him from the tune, which also features Lil Wayne, suggesting it was part of the backlash from his dispute with their label bosses at Cash Money Records.
A version of the track with Tyga’s verse subsequently surfaced online, but Minaj has now set the record straight, claiming the 25-year-old had been lying all along about his involvement in the song, which features on her latest album, The Pinkprint.
In a recent interview with BBC Radio 1, she explained, “The song (Truffle Butter) was on my album and you know, we don’t know how, but it magically ended up in Tyga’s hands and I told him that’s my song and I told him me and Drake were going to be on it. And lo and behold, it leaked with him on it after I told him not to put it out. And I thought that was a little disrespectful because I’ve always shown him love…”
However, Minaj reveals Tyga reached out to her to say sorry for his actions, and she has since forgiven him.
She continued, “Then he said some stuff that I ain’t feel (sic). But he texted me after and he apologized like, ‘You always were there for me’, and I respected him for saying that. Because one thing about me, I’m a very forgiving person because I feel like people, we’re human and we make mistakes. But as long as you can come to your senses after the fact and remember who looks out for you and who was there and who supports you… (then I can forgive you).”
Tyga has been fighting for his release from his contract with Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment and his former mentor Bryan ‘Baby’ Williams’ Cash Money Records since last year, after complaining about repeated delays in the release of his long-awaited project, The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty.
Lil Wayne has since also fallen out with Williams and he is currently suing the rap mogul and his brother Ronald, his Cash Money co-founder, for $51 million in unpaid wages.