It was all good just a week ago.
There's been chatter over the past 2 years that everything wasn't all gravy in Young Money land and now it appears that it's all starting to come to light, at one point Drake and Nicki Minaj appeared to be drifting a part. That's until they reunited at Hot 97 Summer Jam and ended the talks of whether they were still cool.
Before that though, in 2013 things were already starting look odd when it came to Tyga and the rest of YMCMB.
The rumors were fueled by the fact there was a lack of label mates featured on his Hotel California album; most notably Nicki Minaj, Drake and Birdman.
Earlier in this year, he was featured alongside Lil Wayne on Chris Brown's smash single “Loyal.” Everything seemed like it was back to the way things were – but there was still speculation for the future and beyond involving the Compton rapper and his N.O.L.A. based label.
Last September, Tyga released the first single “Wait For A Minute” with Justin Bieber serving as the pilot offering to his fourth studio album The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty.
Gold album been done. my label holding me hostage so i can't release nothing. might just leak it for my fans then let them make $ off it.
— T-Raww (@Tyga) October 10, 2014
With legendary producers like Kanye West and Mike Dean spear heading the project, you'd expect the album would have some priority given and get a release over the summer but that wasn't the case.
After taking to twitter to vent his new album had been sealed and submitted to his label, that prompted YMCMB president Mack Maine to voice his two cents on the messy situation. Tyga sat-down with VIBE to discuss his label issues, opening up on personal relationships with Drake, Nicki Minaj and why he’s planning to exit one of the biggest music staples ever.
Mack Maine's Tweet:
Don't forget about puttin limes in coconuts!!! What you "rep" didn't make you or build you!!
— Mack Maine (@mackmaine) October 10, 2014
Tyga's thoughts on Drake and Nicki Minaj
I’m tryna’ go independent. I don’t really get along with Drake. I don’t really get along with Nicki. I don’t like Drake as a person. He’s just fake to me. I like his music; you know what I’m saying? I think his music is good, but we’re all different people. We were forced together and it was kinda’ like we were forcing relationships together. It is what it is. But I been friends with Chris [Brown] for like six years. That’s my real genuine friend. We hang out all the time. He lives up the street from me, so we don’t just do music we hang. I think being signed to Young Money, everybody felt like they had to force a relationship ‘cause Wayne put us together. At the end of the day the reason why I signed to Young Money is because of Wayne. Not because of Drake, not because of Nicki. It was because of Wayne and my relationship with him. I try to be cool with everybody, but sometimes, everybody just has different personalities, motives, and different characters. When you realize that, you realize that’s not a place where you want to continue to grow.
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