Nicki Minaj states that Gucci Mane “revolutionized” the underground mixtape world, says she’ll always have respect for the rapper.
From his alleged beef with former affiliate Waka Flocka Flame to his current incarceration, Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane has found himself engulfed in controversy over the past few weeks. The damaging events surrounding Gucci have even led some to question whether or not the rapper is in need of an intervention. Among those to voice their thoughts on the Brick Squad artist receiving a possible intervention was Young Money rapstress Nicki Minaj.
While speaking with Atlanta’s Hot 107.9, Nicki revealed that she hadn’t spoken to the rapper in quite some time and later went on to breakdown the difference between Gucci Mane the artist and Gucci Mane the person before speaking on the possibility of an intervention.
“So, it’s like I separate Gucci the artist from Gucci the person. Gucci the person is a sweet, loving, carefree, funny, hardworking dude. And so I never really paid attention to anything he said,” Nicki explained. “In terms of intervention, I think about how talented he is and I kind of wish there was somebody that could step in and say ‘Gucci, if you only knew how special you were. You would take a moment to really just get centered.’ I just think he really needs to center himself and not to point fingers because I’ve had moments when I needed to center myself. Sometimes you just need to be alone in a meditating type of place and to just kinda block out all the other noise.”
Nicki also went on to give props to Gucci for revolutionizing the underground mixtape world and shared that he’s an artist she’ll always have respect for.
“I think that if he can get to that place he’ll be great because nobody can ever deny the fact that he kind of revolutionized a lot of things in the underground mixtape world,” said Nicki. “He also spawned a lot of careers…He motivated me a lot. I loved being around him, he’s a hustler. And so, no matter what I will always respect Gucci.”