Nicki Minaj Says Lil Wayne Is ‘In Great Spirits’ Post-Prison

'We couldn't have planned a better takeover,' Minaj says of Wayne coming home as she prepares to drop Pink Friday debut.

[artist id="510062"]Lil Wayne[/artist] has been welcomed home by fans and his inner circle alike in recent days, and one of the MC’s most successful protégés, [artist id="3055069"]Nicki Minaj,[/artist] said Wayne is understandably amped with his prison bid behind him .

“He’s doing well, he’s in great spirits. He’s always upbeat,” Minaj recently told DJ Skee of Los Angeles’ 102.7 KIIS FM. “I’ll see him on Sunday, I cannot wait. I just can’t wait to … hug him and stuff.”

Of course, Sunday will be the man of the hour at a major bash at Miami gentleman’s club King of Diamonds, which Young Money head Mack Maine has promised will be “real elegant” and “extravagant.”

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Since Wayne was locked up while Minaj crafted her forthcoming major-label debut, Pink Friday, the Young Money general wasn’t able to put his signature touch on the record. However, the hip-hop diva said she’s gonna try to haul Weezy into the studio to crank out some revamps of Friday cuts.

“I think that he’s gonna be doing a remix. As he was in jail, he wasn’t on Pink Friday, he’s not on Pink Friday. So I will definitely want to get his little butt in the studio to do a remix right away,” she said.

As far as having Weezy physically back in the YMCMB fold, especially with her Friday drop date nearing, and Drake winding down his Light Dreams and Nightmares Tour , Minaj said the timing for the crew’s music domination is just right.

“We couldn’t have planned a better takeover,” she gushed. “Young Money, Cash Money, I’m really proud of my team right now. Really, really proud.”

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