The Greatest Momagers and Dadagers in the BusinessHow the parents of stars like Britney Spears, Usher, The Beach Boys and more micromanaged their kids' careers
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Waka Flocka Flame and Deb Antney
Though some artists come into the music business with parents who are just starting out as managers, rapper Waka Flocka Flame had the good fortune to have a mother who was already established as the manager of Gucci Mane and Nicki Minaj. Deb Antney, the founder of Mizay Entertainment, built her firm to establish Gucci Mane as an artist, but has since expanded her roster to include Waka, OJ Da Juiceman, Cartel MGM and reality star Heidi Montag. Antney has had some setbacks in her career – Minaj fired her last year, she was detained in a raid of Waka's house in Atlanta and has been accused of running a prostitution ring – but that hasn't kept her from relentlessly promoting her son's music career. She's so fiercely protective and media savvy that when he was questioned by police about a shootout in North Carolina she had posted a YouTube video explaining the situation within 24 hours of the incident.