YMCMB: Seven Signs of the Young Money Empire's Decline
The label's Holy Trinity is Wayne, Drake, and Nicki. But lately, they're doing strange things, picking dumb fights with other famous people, and garnering the wrong kinds of headlines.
They say, no press is bad press. But if these Young Money maniacs continue to alienate themselves from their fans and famous friends, could we be seeing the beginning of the end of the YMCMB empire?
-Lil Wayne Re-Ups Retirement Rumors: "Rap Is Taking a Backseat to Skating"
-Chris Brown and Drake Fight Over Rihanna Inside NYC Afterhours Club
-Nicki Minaj Admits Mitt Romney Endorsement Was Total Bullshit, Flip-Flops for Obama
7. Nicki on American Idol
Yes, American Idol is a huge show, even if its ratings continue to dwindle. But being a judge on AI is something that's always been reserved for washed-up former stars. So should she hang it up? Flatscreen? Honestly, we can't tell if Minaj is only there to boost views for a show heading into its 12th season. Or if Nicki really needs Idol as much as it needs her.
6. Wayne Focuses on Skating
Now and again, Weezy has always taken time away from music, whether to serve a stint in prison or whatever. Lately, though, it seems he might be ready to give up the game and focus more on his children and skateboarding career. But can YMCMB really survive without the leadership of the rap game's shortest marketing genius?