Nicki Minaj may be the queen, but she doesn’t want her son take the throne anytime soon.
In a new episode of the DJ Buck & Friends podcast, Minaj opened up about her new collaboration with Lil Baby, “Do We have A Problem?,” as well as the likelihood of her son, whose name she hasn’t yet revealed, trying his hand at rapping. She also elaborated on how she thinks of the year-and-a-half-old baby as a “blessing,” per HipHopDX.
“When I look at my son, sometimes when I’m stressing about something, I look at my son and I realize, ‘What are you mad at? Look at what God blessed you with,” Nicki said of her boy, who she gave birth to back in September of 2020. “This is the ultimate blessing of the universe. There’s no greater blessing. There’s none. You can’t think of one greater blessing that the universe gives us as human beings.”
And while Nicki said her son is a “show off,” rap is out of the question at the moment. “So I will just say that it’s been a great experience. I’m learning a lot, I’m laughing a lot,” she said. “He’s a show off, but I’m not letting him rap. I’m not letting him do nothing about no music.”
As for her latest single, it arrived Friday alongside a music video featuring appearances from actors Joseph Sikora and Cory Hardrict. In an Instagram Live session earlier this week, Minaj said she thinks Baby went “super-duper hard” on the new track, adding that it’s “refreshing to see people still care about that type of stuff.”
“I don’t think people didn’t know Lil Baby was nice, but I will say that he pleasantly surprises me all the time,” she explained. “This particular record was just another moment when you could just tell the difference when somebody knows they’re here for a long time.”