July 8, 2019

Nicki Minaj Addresses Artists Who Don’t Shout Her Out

Nicki Minaj Addresses Artists Who Don’t Shout Her Out
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Nicki Minaj is certainly one of the most influential women in hip hop history at this point, and she wants every artist that comes is influenced from her career to show her that respect.

On Friday (July 5), she went to Instagram to talk about the last 12 years of her career to celebrate the release of her first mixtape Playtime Is Over, and look back at the growth of her career.

In the now deleted caption she wrote,

“12 years ago I dropped my 1st mixtape. Wrote every single word on every single song. I was so proud of that. Eventually the Barbz were all wearing pink hair, Chinese bangs, & Barbie chains. Colorful wigs came all the way back in style. Everyone became Barbies & Dolls.”

She then continued to speak about how she feels more artists should shout out those who were influenced by others style, sound, and raps.

“I always shouted out my influences in my interviews,” she wrote. “Now a days, it’s become cool to pretend u weren’t influenced by other artists. S/O to the ones big enough to do it: Kash, Asian, Cuban, Saweetie, Meg, Malibu, YOUNG MA, Ms. Banks, Lady Leshurr, etc. No female rapper (other than Trina) did a song w/me or congratulated me on my billboard accomplishments. I didn’t mind. I never felt they were obligated to do so. Just like Beyonce isn’t obligated to congratulate or collaborate with Normani, etc.”

She later continued.

“I never had a crusade by radio stations, influencers & blogs to make my song number 1 when Anaconda was #2 on the Hot 100. I never had a group of men in the studio writing my songs for me, so it took a while between albums. Please stop these write ups about what I didn’t do. Y’all are rlly sick & ima call y’all out one by one on Queen Radio. Most of yall doing these write ups have never fought for anything in life. You just sit on the sidelines & watch the doers do!!!!”

Many artists replied with their respect including Megan Thee Stallion, Asian Da Brat, Kash Doll, Saweetie, Trina and more.

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While Nicki Minaj has been in rap beefs with the likes Lil’ Kim and Remy Ma, she also sent a montage of interviews and soundbytes of the rapper showing respect to her own influences while she was on the come up years ago.

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