Drake and Nicki Minaj have been known to have a very close relationship over the years. The two both signed to Young Money around the same time and released their debut albums in the same year. But lately, things have not been the same for the two superstars. Drake touched upon what appeared to be a rift in their relationship on the song "Tuscan Leather," saying, "Not even talkin' to Nicki communication is breakin'/I dropped the ball on some personal shit I need to embrace it."
In explaining this line, Drake said, "That line in 'Tuscan Leather' isn't exactly where I am in my life right now but like a year ago... eight months, seven months ago, it was how I felt. I'd done something wrong and I wasn't speaking to her."
Now, in an interview with DJ Whoo Kid, Nicki was asked about Drake in the context of her upcoming album. When she mentioned that she would be working with new people on the album, Whoo Kid asked her if she would be following Drake's lead in not putting any YMCMB artists on her new album. Nicki said:
"No, I'm Young Money til the death of me. Drake can do what Drake do but Nicki Minaj is a whole different person. I think your team is your team. Who gives a fuck about trying to be different? I'm always going to want my team to be a part of my project, no matter what, in some way."
Does this response mean that the rift between the two has not been fully resolved? Or was the comment more innocuous than the tone might imply?