Funny. What was your first impression of Nicki Minaj and what do you think of her now?
Snoop: Oh, she getting money, shit. I ain’t no hater. She filling a lane that’s empty. There ain’t no female rappers that are appealing that can rap, that are connected to a real rap group or rap gang or what not. She doing her thang thang.
Mike: She represent the new wave of kids that’s out here and she’s kinda like a Black Lady Gaga.
Snoop: Yeah, they generation’s for they generation. We respect ’em and we push ’em and we honor ’em and we don’t got nothing bad to say about ’em. Sometimes we may not understand it ’cause it may not be for you but at the same time that’s not to disencourage it. I like her. She get down, she fly, she look good, she got her thang together. I knew her before she became big or whatnot. She interviewed me a couple times.
She interviewed me at a Lil Wayne concert once upon a time when I was backstage and she was on the incline and I know she was liking pimpin’ and whatnot but pimpin’ wasn’t on her like that. So I didn’t even play my cards like that. I kept my hands to myself.
So you could’ve been with Nicki Minaj.[Mike Epps laughs] Oh Lord.
Snoop: I didn’t say that! There you go with the VIBE magazine—I could see the front of this muthafucka, “Snoop Dogg Says He Could’ve Been With Nicki Minaj.” That ain’t what I said. I said she did an interview with me and when she did the interview with me she was on pimpin’ cause when I do interviews, it just is what it is.