Deb Antney and the cast of FX’s limited docu-series “Hip Hop Uncovered” sat down with N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN for the latest episode of “Drink Champs” and discussed all things Hip Hop.
The docu-series is an in-depth look at some of the OG’s who have been able to use their street experience to influence and cultivate Hip Hop Culture and make serious power moves in the music industry.
The series, which was conceptualized by L.A. street legend and manager Eugene “Big U” Henley, features in-depth interviews with Detroit gatekeeper Christian “Trick Trick” Mathis, Queens legend James “Bimmy” Antney, and his sister and Debra (Deb) Antney, as well as Brooklyn’s infamous Jacques “Haitian Jack” Agnant.
During the interview, Deb, who helped launch the careers of rap superstars like Nicki Minaj, Gucci Mane, and French Montana, shared her first impression of Nicki’s relationship with her former boyfriend, Safaree.
“I never knew her and Safaree was going together,” Antney explains to the panel. “I thought Safaree was a gay guy that she hung out with, and he was her helper. She never showed [affection].”
Deb explained that when she would book shows for Nicki, she would always book two rooms for her.
“When I was booking her out, she was like, ‘Deb, I need two rooms,’ but the two rooms wasn’t for him because she would get dressed in the other room, but I didn’t know that they went together. I never knew until he took my car from her, and she called me to lock him up. And then he called me, and that’s when he broke down everything.”
Deb also revealed that Safaree put his career on hold to help Nicki achieve her dreams.
“He put his career back for her, you know. He told me that. They put everything into her- to let her go,” Atney explained of the former couple’s relationship.
Deb also talked about how Gucci Mane allegedly stole $5,000 from French Montana back when she was managing him.
“Gucci didn’t like French,” she added, “Because the first time he went in the studio to do a song with him, he paid Gucci $5,000 to get on a feature. And he was just sitting in the studio, but Gucci was gone out the back door. Gucci took the money and left.”
She continued, “Then, he called me, and French was like, ‘Yo, Gucci left,’ and I said, ‘What are you talking about?’ And I called him, and I said, ‘Gucc, where the hell you at? Why you take that boy got d–n money?’ And then he was like, ‘Man, f–k that p—y a—n—-a, he wasn’t doing nothing.’ I said, ‘Gucc, you can’t do no s–t like that.’ So, then French called me, he was like, “Yo aunty, that’s all the money I had. I didn’t have no more money.’”
Check out the full interview below.