Waka Flocka Mama Pink Friday Review

Despite the undeniable success, not everyone is feeling Pink Friday. Nicki’s former manager and Waka Flocka’s mom, Debra Antney gave VIBE a poor review of the rapper’s debut LP. Mama knows best, right?

It’s terrible. I like some stuff, but she went too left. I don’t think people were ready for her to come [out with pop]. When I had Nicki, I really wanted her to sing. That’s why I took her for training cause Nicki loves singing, but she kept saying to me, ‘Deb, I can’t do it yet because people won’t understand.’ And that’s why the [rap] mixture was done to introduce them to all of Nicki. I think [Pink Friday] was very disappointing to a lot of her fans. She didn’t need a lot of [the] features. That was one of the biggest things like… you gave people so many features, give them you now. Nicki could be so much better because—outside of anything that people say—she’s very multi-talented. I really wish that she would learn to be more of an artist.

I didn’t particularly care for [“Roman’s Revenge”], but when Eminem came in I liked it. He made the song. [Nicki] didn’t have to go there with [Lil’ Kim]. My views on that is that she came too far to go back that route. And Kim does not even have to go there. There are no comparisons to them. Some things are best left unsaid. The whole things is stupid. I’m very disappointed that she would go that route. ‘Cause I know all that she was taught. She don’t have to go there with anybody. That was the stuff we always discussed. People had to learn to love Nicki— that’s how the door opened up. It wasn’t about Kim or Foxy or any of the rest of them. So I was just a little disappointed [by her album], but If she likes it, I love it”.

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  • A Chick

    I see a reality show in the works for Deb …lol

    But really thou..Nik did what she had to do..GO POP.

    It is what it is.

    And why didn’t DEB send her to someone who could teach her how to perform?? Damn a vocal coach.

  • Donn

    Lol this is whose mom. Waka Flocka’s? And you wanna critique music? Enough said

  • fuk waka

    haha and waka was talkin abt how he and nicki r tyt on that Respect interview???
    this is good.. this way i wud neva eva see a waka + nicki song!! gooooood Stufff
    and Debra.. we dont care.. only heard about this bitch when i knew she was Nikis ex manager!

  • puerto-black

    it sold

  • Citylivin’

    before y’all try to grill Waka’s momma……remember that Nicki had to bring her music DOWN SOUTH to Atlanta because nobody in New York was fucking with her…..and she was heavy affiliated with So Icy & Gucci Mane. Soooooo i’m guessing Debra was Nicki’s manager since the beginning of her career….so she has more right of an opinion and to critique her, and is probably responsible for most of her success.

  • Mitch 3K

    So…………….this dissapoints her but she gives Gucci Mane & Waka The okay???


    I actually agree with what she said, she’s just the last one who should have an opinion on anything Music related, you make a living managing 2 of the worst rappers I Ever heard in my life

    Pink Friday >>>>>> Gucci Mane & Waka’s careers

    She might be corny and Annoying, b ut at least she doesnt sound like she has Downsyndrome when she raps


    and the truth be told.. … that pink friday shit was straight bullshit… ya play what ya play.. imma let ya have that one.. shout out to redman’s lp sheek louchs lp and waitin on that ghostface shit.. apollo kids live to spit the real… ya play the pink bullshit all u want.. enjoy .. have fun

  • truth

    @ Donn.. just cuz her son sucks at rap doesn’t mean her critique in music will. This is just honest criticism that nikki should take and be thankful for, and leave it as that.

  • jeeeeeezzer

    can’t have an acclaimed album widout tha best in tha game son…thass why gay friday suck ass…

    best in tha game…gucci tell em!

  • G

    that album was garbage. I don’t see the hype with her and never will.

  • Thank Me Hater

    She’s wrong about one thing. I don’t care who’s on it…Roman’s Revenge was pretty ass!

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  • Bolo

    For those shitting on Debbie, she was the one that said “Oh Lets Do It” would be a hit when you fuck niggaz was somewhere doing the jerk. She knows what the core base of fans want from her artists. The common denominator as in why Nikki, Gucci, and Waka all grew WAY bigger than they were is Debbie. You lil niggaz betta pay attention and get off the fuckin internet.

  • wickwickwack

    that was a hater free comment…
    she ´s right

  • sashaj

    I see where she’s coming from, because I agree the album was too pop but it had some fire joints like Moment 4 Life and Here I Am, i bump those on the regular but some shit was so unnecessary so I get what this woman is sayin. Nicki shoud’ve waited maybe until the second album at least to go so far left lol…But this woman should also realize that her son and Gucci Mane’s music is wack as fuck and she should be straight up with them if she will be with Nicki

  • Bolo

    Its apparent that Nikki’s team dropped the ball. Yeah the album sold, but that means that she has to get even more pop on her subsequent releases. Her team tried to have her hit that Lil Wayne type appeal too fast. She should of concentrated on the fans that brought her where she is today. The mufuckas who felt her on shit like Gucci’s “Slumber Party” and all that. In the 90s, pop came to hip hop, hip hop didn’t come to pop. Hell Madonna was feeling the shit out of 2pac and that nigga NEVA made the kind of pop tart shit that Lil Wayne does. Real recognize real. Too many artists are emulating the pop fan base in terms of style (see Nikki’s wack ass attire above) instead of being themselves and bringing the pop fans to them. You would neva see an artist from the 80s or 90s dressed like white boys and weirdos. Nowadays, its the norm.

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  • Bolo

    Ya’ll act like Debbie don’t know what ya’ll know lol. Retarded ass niggaz. She knows Waka ceiling is low. Hell even Waka know he can’t spit. She’s a fuckin music manager, she knows what Waka can and cannot do. Being a manager is all about maximizing the talent that you have. And you cant say she aint maximizing the hell out of Waka with the 2010 he’s had. He gets paid around 20K a show to perfrom the songs you niggaz feel are so horrible. So obviously, somebody is demanding the shit.

    Its a different case with Nikki, the ceiling of what she can do musically is high as hell. They just fucked it up and she called a spade a spade.

  • King Jugganott

    I mean, I like her and all….but I wanna know what the fuck she thinks about the Bullshit her own fucking SON and his block headed ass bricksquad buddies are putting out. Retarded Music…but she has an opinion on Nicki? Get the fuck outta here..what’s that all about? At least you can dichiper what the fuck is being said on Nickis shit. C’mon ma! I get what shes saying but that shit sold…they are in the business of making MONEY….I think that she fed HER FANS mixtape after mixtape for about two calendars so I’m not even mad at the broad. Good shit Nicki….Haters gone Hate.

  • King Jugganott

    decipher…..**Opps** My bad.

  • Belize

    I don’t know who the fuck cares about Wacka Flocka’s mother, but she is absolutely right. All hate aside, the album was straight-out POP. Notice how only Onika’s singing is what’s popular. Like Drake’s. Onika would have a lot more respect and a better career if she dropped the talking with a high pitched British accent and making weird noises on records and just sung with Auto-Tune.

  • King Jugganott

    In my opinion bruh, that’s just where the game is going. Or at least how Young Money is doing, and I don’t see why they would change that. Wayne, Drake, and Nicki basically give away great music. Street music….IMO the BEST music that they have for FREE online. But they are in the business of SELLING RECORDS. The songs that they are putting on mixtapes wouldn’t sell….because the audience that likes that kind of music ARE NOT BUYING MUSIC. they are stealing music. The type of music they are putting on their Actual CDs are for the fans that are BUYING MUSIC. so I wouldn’t expect THE TYPE OF FAN THAT IS USED TO FREE MUSIC TO LIKE WHAT THEY PUT OUT. Drake sold…Nicki sold…..Wayne sold some shit that I wouldn’t dare buy (I am not a human). But they give great music out for free….let them sell their discs bruh. Let em get the awards, they already fed the street. C’mon…..let’s get with it now. Stop being spoiled. They gotta eat too bruh.

  • Hahaha

    What The Fuck….are U serious!?
    I’m a man…but I know good female rappers when I hear em, and Nicki is One.
    get your son to start writing rhymes THEN come critisize!!

  • icyhot

    what an indecisive hoe lol..she starts off with saying “its terrible” then ends it withs “if she(nicki) likes it, then i love it”

  • King Jugganott

    Co-Sign @Hahaha

    I don’t think that she is going in on her lyrics…..I think that she (like the rest of the niggas in here) wanted her to make some sort of street album. The chick gave niggas two straight summers of street shit

  • casper21

    this starts with “it’s terrible” and ends with “I love it”, in or out of context, who cares, but why is RR even posting this.

  • Kareem

    Fact: “Flockaveli” got better reviews than “Pink Friday” across the board. That’s just a concrete fact. Look that shit up. Mama Deb knows best.

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  • http://cmholiday.tumblr.com Christina

    I am a Nicki fan, but I can also understand where Mama Flocka is coming from with that album review. That’s why I only cop mixtapes; they’re much better than what gets burned on an album.

    BTW, Waka is TERRIBLE!

  • http://Www.rapradar.com Black Panther

    @bolo Flocka mam the shit! Bricksquad>> Ym Flockaveli
    >>Pink friday

  • Bolo

    @Black Panther


  • ODM3TheTruth

    Can we all just agree J.Cole murders all these mofos?

  • King Jugganott

    LMAO @ BRICKSQUAD>YM……nobody on Bricksquad can formulate a fucking sentence let alone a fucking rhyme that makes any sort of sense to anyone but a doped up wanna be gangster and drop outs.

  • King Jugganott

    @ ODM3THeTruth….he can hold his own. But what are we talking about? Selling records or just going on track without the intent on selling shit? Because if that’s the case I think that Nicki, Drake and Wayne would sound totally different. So I don’t know. J. Cole…is one of the best rappers I have heard in the last 5 years…so I agree somewhat.

  • ODM3TheTruth

    In terms of selling records… J.Cole doesn’t even have an album.

    I was thinking talent-wise.

    Hell.. I don’t like Young Money but they’re better than those illiterate Bricksquad niggas.

  • Nathaniel


    she told the truth. some of y’all niggas… you hate wacka so you inadvertently cant’ see past that fact to respect the truth his mother is speaking. i thought men were supposed to have logic and reason. leave the emotion-guidedness to women

  • Nathaniel

    oh, and Bolo said some real shit. co-sign

  • Yeezy Reupholsterd my Pussy

    @ODM3TheTruth get off j.coles dick faggot

  • http://Www.rapradar.com Black Panther

    @KingJuggano You must be a young money groupie? How much you get paid to comment clown lol!

  • Devil

    Didn’t you mofos read Waka’s interview where he says that out 20 tracks Deb only liked “hard in da paint”? what a coincidence…that track was one of the few hits Waka has.
    So….she knows her son is whack. And she’s right about Nicki’s album.

  • marcus

    I see where she’s kinda coming from, because I agree the album was too pop for some but it had some fire joints like Moment 4 Life and Here I Am, I bump those on the regular.. but those POP singles folks is whats gonna get her booked on .LENO,LOPEZ,VIEW,REGIS KELLY etc shows & make her the money she needs…..If she gave an extra hardcore LP then she wouldn’t have all the commercial appeal right away..Many female rappers have done that trend…and has never been on such shows as mentioned unless they was ft on SOMEONE ELSE material.

    Just going onthose shows alone when u have a hot top 5 hit record out..Ur paid 15-30k just to appear..and artist such as a GAGA or Jay-z or Beyonce thats 50k…plus ur promoting urself in front of a national audience…SO THIS IS WHY THE POPISH SINGLES ARE ONTHE LP… CrimeMObs DIAMON AND SCRAPPY jsut went into foreclosure and their house wasnt nada but 150k…SHIT MOST BLK FOLSK DONT EVEN BUY ALBUMS…. THE WHITES AND THE GAYS buy them.plus Females with open minds

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  • http://Www.rapradar.com Bri

    His mom gave a honest opinion that is. That is all that matter but i still think is wrong. More hip hop than pop that is all that matter.

  • djnerdnyc

    that was the worst review i’ve ever read in my life. SMH

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  • Thomas

    Too lazy to check all the comments, but did Ms. Antney forget that her son has a debut album with 18 tracks and 28 guest vocals? I think she forgot about that.

  • Thomas

    Ms. Antney must have forgot (no Roy Jones, Jr) that her son’s debut album is 18 tracks deep with 28 guest vocals on it.

  • thats what i was saying

    Shit, if anyone else wrote a review like that the editor would have sent that shit back for revision. Hahahahaha


    Hip hop moves in cycles.
    Once people start buying records with real hip hop on it, or a real hip hop record, single etc etc get poppin people will try to emulate.
    Wayne was using autotune, kanye went and did and album with it, then everyone thought it was okay.
    So, people follow.

    What we need are more leaders.
    Or, some niggas who will actually spend 10.00 on an album.
    Oh, and sidebar….
    Next time if banks wants to sale, he should not sell an album for more than 12 bucks. Niggas will be like, ight. Gas? Banks album? Or kanyes? Ight ima get kanyes for 10 and put 5 in he car.
    Nobody is trying to spend 15 for an album anymore when they KNOW they can buy it.

    But back on topic.
    Gays and women bought this album, so they obviously liked it.
    Props to Minaj

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  • villain

    hate hate hate hard to call this review non hater bias since nicki fired her ass this review is coated with spite and hate