Nicki Minaj Shows Love To Former Manager Deb Antney

Nicki Minaj has given Deb Antney — her former manager — her long overdue props for always having her back, even when times got rough.

Antney, who is perhaps better known as Waka Flocka Flame‘s mother, managed Minaj for many years. And on Saturday (February 17), the head Barb took to her social media to show her appreciation fo Antney’s unwavering support.

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“This woman is somebody who, no matter what I went through — every time I called her, I would be crying […] and she would be like, ‘girl, that ain’t no big deal, stop!’” she said, as she panned the camera to focus on Antney in the background.

She continued: “It was great for me to see a woman in the music business have my back. You know? And tell me that there wasn’t nothing wrong with me.”

As the CEO of Mizay Entertainment, Antney helped change Atlanta’s trajectory within Hip Hop culture. Taking even more of a background role, she’s helped form one of the city’s biggest online radio stations, B100, which has earned a reputation as a starting point for many aspiring artists.

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For the reality TV-obsessed public, Antney has appeared more than a few times on VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta by way of Flocka’s storyline with then-wife Tammy Rivera.

But as she told HipHopDX back in 2016, the success of her roster of artists — which included Gucci Mane and French Montana, in addition to Nicki Minaj and her son, Waka Flocka — stemmed from her ability to have an impeccable team around her.

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“I can’t take all the accolades because I really did have a very good team at that time,” she said. “The biggest part of it is not so much the industry as it was the artist. It was about the artist. All of them were artists that were hurt and if you know anything about me, that’s my first love in really helping people.”

She continued: “The background in case management that I have as a social worker made it just how it is. I can’t help my heart. It wasn’t so much where I was looking at them chart in the industry as much as it was healing them and actually fulfilling their goals or taking them somewhere where they wanted to be.

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“I just wanted to make their dreams become reality and I wanted to save them. Again, it was multiple people that were just hurting. It wasn’t about the industry to keep it real. It was just something natural.”

While her latest livestream was pretty tame, Nicki Minaj fueled concern among her fans after making another erratic livestream appearance on Thursday (February 15).

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Speaking to her followers on Instagram Live, the Young Money hitmaker rapped the lyrics to her song “Moment 4 Life” to the camera, abruptly changing from whispering to shouting throughout.

She also said, while groping herself, that she would be signing fans’ breasts on her upcoming Pink Friday 2 Tour.

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