Tag: Lil Kim
Nicki Minaj ignites a heated debate yesterday when a statement she made about female rappers surfaced online.
Missy Elliott is among her critics on Twitter bashing her for suggesting that she brought back female rap to the mainstream. In her interview with XXL, Nicki Minaj says female rappers were all but extinct before she came on the scene. Some of her fans on Twitter agreed with her statement about her role in hip-hop and what she brought to the table. But some rap fans think that she is reaching and Missy seems to be one of those who thinks that she is wrong.
Elliot posted a photo of Lil Kim where she wrote, “There’s no denying that @LilKim has been a risk taker not just in music but in fashion she wasn’t afraid. She meshed high fashion & hiphop.” The photo of Lil Kim is from 1999 before her plastic surgeries. That shoot was done by famed photographer David LaChappelle and features Kimmy’s skin decked out in Louis Vuitton patterns. While she didn’t mention Nicki Minaj by name, she might as well had because the barbz were quickly on the attack. The heated exchange also brought some of Lil Kim fans out of the woodwork to attack the Young Money rapper suggesting that she is not a rapper and more of a pop star.
“There wasn’t a big female rap presence right before I got in,” Nicki Minaj said in her interview when asked about her role in hip-hop. “So, my role was reintroducing the female rapper to pop culture. I don’t think we got that much credit. I think female rappers have always been dope and influential, but I think I sort of came in at a time where big business was paying attention, so I was able to capitalize off of a lot of deals and business ventures.”
Perhaps the strongest defense of Nicki Minaj’s statement came from words from people in the hip-hop industry. One of the Trini rapper’s fans posted a video from an episode of Sway about the same topic. You can watch that video below and sound off in the comments.
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) October 12, 2017
In 2015, Missy Elliot got into a heated back-and-forth with Nicki fans on Twitter after she made a statement taking a jab at Ms Minaj. “I’m A walking testimony! To those who was told they were talented but didn’t look the part! be YOU there’s many who can relate 2u,” Missy tweeted.
before nicki: *where are the female MCs?* pic.twitter.com/k4XYbVXSXL
— santana (@baddienexttdoor) October 12, 2017
Give nicki her props because female rap was dead before she came in and heres the proof ??????https://t.co/fOVk5WMDbv
— SlayTrick?? (@Lemonade1218) October 12, 2017
Well, this definitely was a risk. Get it lil Kimberly! Halloween costume trendsetter realness ???????? pic.twitter.com/ZP99yYySxD
— ONIKA IN DA MATRIX? (@OnikaInDaMatrix) October 12, 2017
Gucci Mane is winning right now and this year is perhaps one of the best years of his career. He was released from prison last year May and was fortunate enough to get off probation last month. Gucci has never been in better shape physically and mentally for the past year and he is spilling it all in his new book.
One of the biggest takeaways from his biography was when he spoke about the first time that he met Nicki Minaj. “I hopped out of the van and was making my way toward the venue when I saw this pretty girl get off Wayne’s bus and start running toward us,” the book reads. “She was small, no taller than five-two, but right away I saw a big personality. ‘Gucci! I always wanted to meet you,’ she said. ‘I’m Nicki, I’m here with Young Money.’”
Gucci then revealed how Nicki Minaj ran up to him and started talking about being a big fan of his. She even spoke about the remix to his single “Freaky Gurl” and asked him why would he put Lil’ Kim on there. “She told me she was a fan and had even put out her own remix to ‘Freaky Gurl,’” Gucci added. ‘Why would you put a b*tch from Brooklyn on there, though?’ she asked, referring to Lil Kim. ‘I know you got people in Queens. You supposed to have a b*tch from Queens on there.’ For her to know my connections to Queens, she really must be a fan, I thought. The girl was cool. We exchanged numbers and I went inside to perform.”
Seems that incident is from about 2009 when Nicki Minaj just signed with Young Money and was on the come up.
Despite every female rapper congratulating the Queen emcee, yesterday Banks offload a Twitter tirade on Cardi B calling her the “poor man’s Nicki Minaj.” The Harlem rapper also accused black men of selling out for supporting Bardi and even singled out Charlamagne Tha God for helping the song “Bodak Yellow” reach number one on Billboard. Despite the hate there is only one of the two dancing all the way to the bank.
Last night Cari B posted an old photo of Azealia Banks dancing and rapping to “Bodak Yellow” while hinting that its haters like her who help get the song to number one. “One of the reasons Bodak Yellow went #1 cuz even the HATERS LOVE IT,” she tweeted. Before that she wrote on her timeline, “This is the happiest day of my life and no 1 will take this joy from me .I wish you sour patches a good day !Thats how happy I am.”
One of the reasons Bodak Yellow went #1 cuz even the HATERS LOVE IT !! pic.twitter.com/CCHUhHvN8z
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) September 27, 2017
Several female rappers have congratulated Cardi B on her historic number one. Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliott, Rapsody, Nicki Minaj, Dej Loaf, and Remy Ma were among the list of female rappers to congratulate her. She became the first female emcee since Lauryn Hill to score a solo Billboard Hot 100 number one song.
This is the happiest day of my life and no 1 will take this joy from me .I wish you sour patches a good day !Thats how happy I am .
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) September 26, 2017