Nicki Minaj and Joe Budden sat down for an in-depth discussion on Wednesday, covering everything from her impact on women rappers, to how Black women are portrayed in the media, her legacy, her pregnancy, and much more.
After the release of Queen in 2018 and the rerelease of her mixtape Beam Me Up Scotty—which included the new track “Seeing Green” with Drake and Lil Wayne—to streaming platforms last year, she went slightly dormant, but came back in full force this year with the arrival of her two Lil Baby-supported songs “Bussin” and “Do We Have a Problem?”
Minaj also talked about expanding her business ventures to include a management company, where she’ll start by managing herself first before picking up other artists. She’s also working on a record company, a movie that sees her taking on a “bigger role” than ever before, and is pursuing projects and deals in makeup, clothes, sneakers, and hair.
Below, we’ve rounded up a few key takeaways from their conversation.