Nicki Minaj is expanding her kingdom!

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Nicki Minaj is expanding her kingdom!

Nicki Minaj, fresh off the release of her new single ‘Red Ruby, Da Sleeze, returned to her Queen Radio on Amp on Friday and announced that she is launching her own record label under Republic Records, with Paddy Dukes serving as A&R.

“I have a record label now,” Nicki said. “I want to do it right ’cause you know when I get behind an artist, y’all know how I do shit for people that’s not even signed to me. Imagine what I’ma do for the ones that’s signed.”

Nicki, who was signed to Young Money by Lil Wayne, reflected on the importance of a co-sign. “When I came in this game I didn’t have no paperwork with Lil Wayne,” she said. “But he had us on tour, he had us in a studio, he was getting on my mixtapes. So I understand the importance of having somebody else doing the heavy lifting for you.”

She continued, “I understand why people are coming out and they’re so microwaveable and they’re here today and gone tomorrow, because there’s no structure. There’s no real person that believes in them. That’s like, ‘Nah, I’m gonna make it my business to see you shine.’”