USA | Mar 9, 2023

Skeng and Nicki Minaj’s budding professional relationship leads to signing with her new record label

Zemelyah Shaw

Zemelyah Shaw / Our Today

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“There’s a big announcement coming… . Well, I have a record label now,” the 40-year-old rapper said while not giving away the label’s name just yet.

“I believe so strongly in loyalty, and because I’ve spend my whole life giving to others that turn around and s#*t on me.” 

Nicki Minaj has been making headlines lately for her latest venture in the music industry. The rap queen has launched her own record label, and she has signed Skeng as one of her first artistes. This move has caused a lot of buzz among music fans and industry experts alike.

Nicki Minaj (right) with Jamaica DJ Spice.

Nicki has always been one to show love to Jamaican culture – especially the people. She has had collaborations and built what seems to be friendships with a few. However, she seems to have taken a particular liking to popular dancehall artiste, Skeng. The two have been growing a professional rapport over the last year that has mutually benefited both artistes.

Nicki is now further branching out in her music, incorporating dancehall more while Skeng has received international recognition through Nicki’s appreciation of his music.

In 2021, Nicki posted a video of her singing along to a very popular Skeng song, Gvnman. She would even comment on his music on YouTube, further.

Since then, the two have collaborated on a remix of Skeng’s Likkle Miss, with Nicki adding eight other Caribbean artistes (all women) with Skeng on the chorus.

This is one for the history books as she is now one of the first female rappers to have started a record label. Speaking of history, Skeng’s career seems to only be going up from here with him being recognised as one of the first artistes to be signed.

Though the name of the label has not yet been released, the rapper seems content with the way she has chosen to go about her new venture.

“I said, ‘Wendy, we got to do this big. I’m a female, you a female, mamma. You got to do this right. We gotta do it right. I don’t want no little itty-bitty ting ting. I want to do it right,’” she said.


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