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Lil Wayne Trusts Nicki Minaj's Creative Binges in 'Dedication 4' Mixtape

August 18, 2012, 5:03 am GMT

Weezy is 'just sitting back watching, and seeing the fruits of his labor' while the Harajuku Barbie crafts her verses in the recording booth.

Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj is going to be featured in Lil Wayne's latest street album "Dedication 4". Unlike the previous records she made during her early career, the chart-topping femcee is now given a complete control of her rhymes while Weezy is "just sitting back watching, and seeing the fruits of his labor."

"I usually pick the beat when me and Wayne do something," she tells MTV. "I went to Miami and I started grilling him like, 'Hey, why don't you lecture me anyone?' and he says, 'You made it already I ain't got to tell you s***.' We had this crazy little spat - I actually got on footage and I'll show the fans really soon."

The rapstress continues, "But he's working on the mixtape and I said, 'Excuse me, I need to be on that mixtape,' and he said, 'Aight, whatever you wanna do.' So I just went into the other room and recorded on this particular beat that I'm sure my fans are gonna be very happy that I touched. I'm really excited for the kids to hear."

She says of the change, "It's like having a strict parent and when you no longer have it [you] kinda want that. I told him, 'I miss when you would lecture me and tell me to keep on my grind and do this do and do that - where's the love?'." She then does her impersonation of her mentor, "[Female Weezy voice] Yeah, you and Drake ya'll made it, ya'll don't f*** with a n***a no more."

"Dedication 4" was supposed to be released on August 15, but it was postponed to give a room for "Based on a T.R.U. Story" released by his homie 2 Chainz. "I refuse to put any attention on me when the spotlight, everybody's eyes, everybody's attention and everybody's focus should be on my n***a 2 Chainz's album 'Based On A T.R.U. Story'," he explained.

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