In her recent podcast “Queens Radio”, Nicki Minaj officially confirmed the details of her recently announced record label. The global artist stated that the label’s name would be revealed soon, but we know that Paddy Duke is the first A&R for the label and will feature various genres. “Don’t think my label is just rap, or Black, or anything,” Minaj said, “We got some other genres of music.”
Minaj informed the listeners of the show that the announcement was derived from Wendy Goldstein’s encouraging texts to announce her record label during the show. With the announcement, the renowned rapper mentioned the new roster of artists that will be working under the label, these include Nana Fofie, Rico Danna, Tate Kobang and London Hill.
“When I get behind an artist, y’all know how I do shit for people that’s not even signed to me. Imagine what Imma do for the ones that’s signed”-Nicki Minaj
While on the topic of her newly announced record label Nicki Minaj reflects on the early days of her career and the support which artist Lil Wayne gave her and how she wants to give the same support for newer artists in the industry. “When I came in this game I didn’t have no paperwork with Lil Wayne. But he had us on tour, he had us in a studio, he was getting on my mixtapes. So I understand the importance of having somebody else doing the heavy lifting for you. I understand why people are coming out and they’re so, you know, microwaveable and they’re here today and gone tomorrow, because there’s no structure,” she stated.
She continued to explain “There’s no real person that believes in them. That’s like, ‘Nah, I’m gonna make it my business to see you shine.’ That’s why I never wanted to do a label before because I said to myself…unless I’m ready to really put these artists on I’m not gonna ruin anyone’s life.”