Rap-Up TV: Drake Brings Out Nicki Minaj and Young Money Live in L.A.

“Ya’ll make some noise for the Queen of Hip-Hop, Nicki Minaj,” Drake said while introducing his Young Money labelmate during his show at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on Thursday night (May 13). The green-haired femcee took to the stage to perform her verses from Ludacris’ “My Chick Bad” and Usher’s “Lil Freak,” and got a little flirtatious with Drizzy. The duo was later joined by their YM family members Tyga, Mack Maine, and Lil Twist for “BedRock.”

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38 Comments

  1. musakfool87

    The queen of Hip-Hop???? I’m sorry but rappers are feeling themselves a little too much if they are proclaiming royalty so early in the game. I mean Drake is talented but he hails in comparison to some of the greats. I respect Nicki Minaj for being different but the only reason why she is getting shine is that she is the only female rapper out right now! It has nothing to do with talent; just marketing and thats a pure reflection of the game right now…. Major labels have to market their artist and take away their integrity in order to sell records. Much love to Young Money though.. its always good to see young black people do their thang

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  2. Carl

    ^ That’s not true. When Kim and Foxy were out NO ONE bought there ish. Unless your name is Missy people are not buying female rap albums. Give Nicki her props she found a place in the market that is working for her. If this was the case then people would of been sending Kim,Remy and Foxy’s last projects platinum.

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  3. Xtinafan

    They both suck!

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  4. queen beyonce

    YOUNG MULA BAAAAYBEE luvit

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  5. Puhleeease

    Queen of Hip-Hop? More like Queen of Gimmicks, alongside the King of I-dont-make-any-sense, Lil’ Wayne. Even though Trina isn’t the best lyricist, she deserves the crown until Eve or Missy drop. Plus, her last album is fire! I leave Kim and Foxy out because they’re washed up.

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  6. Jay

    Queen of Hip-Hop? Lol, Drake is an idiot.

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  7. Dessi

    Everyone has a right to their delusions

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  8. QueenBee

    Drake just made himself look real stupid. Nicki WILL NEVER BE THE QUEEN. That is Lil Kim for life. Until she can make an album like Hardcore & Notorious KIM, SHE IS NOT A QUEEN

    She’s is just good as a feature artist.

    Her first solo single FLOPPED! what does that tell you?

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  9. brebby

    Nicki minaj is the shit. Ppl just hatin because they cannot compete against her. My opinon lil kim is trash! Nicki barbie persona is wassup right now if you don’t like her just don’t listen to her music. That’s solves the problem. She’s makin money and yalll just spendin your time leavin stupid comments that’s not going to change nuthn.

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  10. BROOKLYNbombshell

    Wait hold up! The Queen of what? *sighs & puts head down*

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  11. Kelly

    LMFAOO…that was so stupid of Drake to say QUEEN OF HIPHOP…WTF???? Nicki looked like a Lil’ Kim clone on that stage. Stole Lil’ Kim’s whole style!!! WOW… what a Disappointment DRAKE!! Loser!

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  12. Shaka

    Right now Nicki Minaj is the Queen of Hip-Hop. I m not talking about 10, 15 years ago Queen of Hip-Hop, NOW. Who else is doin it bigger than Nicki, UMMMM not EVE or Trina. All the other rap chicks need to step their game. Cuz right now Nicki is eating em whole. Some Nicki songs I’ll just go ahead and hit the skip button,(Massive Attack is one), but if you listen to her back in the day when she was a tiny winie nobody. That b*tch went hard and if she wanted to she can still go hard. Right now I feel she step outside the box with this barbie sh*t and Im not a fan of that. So all I want to hear is the old Nicki.

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  13. K*Swagg

    Number One there is no rap bitch in tha game dats Bringin tha metaphors like she do. two clearly she is doing something these other girls are not which is ORIGANALTY plus she sold more copies of Beam me up scotty than lil kim and trinas last albums combined granted she has shitt to learn but its not a bad start for her…Bet in one year she will have spawned a major mainstreem hit and some coo cameos……Its Nicki Minaj Aka Rap Bitches step your game up

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  14. BowChickaWahWah

    Lol! I really cannot believe he said Queen of Hip-Hop. That title belongs to Missy Elliott in my opinion. But anyway, I love Nicki. Love Drake, Tyga, and Lil Twist!

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  15. Deena

    Queen of hip hop is a far stretch dont get me wrong I like her music sometimes but she hasnt came out with any album to prove that she is the queen of hiphop she only has is a bunch of features so until she comes out with a few platinium albums we can safetly say she is queen but she hasnt it made it there yet

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  16. Antoiine

    nicki minaj is is a beast she is makin money and doin her thang.Everyone neess to leave her alone she is the queen of modern hip hop. she is the only female rapper right now constantly spittin fire verses and every track.She is a hot topic……..give her some credit

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  17. ERICK

    if niki were hear right now she would smack the shit out of alllll the hating bitches right now.
    she is doing it better, and has been doing it better than most of the lady MCs have been doing it. also i admire her because def jams told her that they wouldnt sign her becuz she had rappng and vocals on her eps. stop hating and respect the bitch!

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  18. Ghetto Fab

    Steups! She’s Queen alright. Queen of swagga jacking. She is a complete replication of Lil Kim. How does that make her the Queen of anything? These young people are so damn delusional. Kim wasn’t even that great of a rapper and would still shit on Nicki. Let’s not even talk about Missy, Eve, MC Lyte, and Foxy Brown. They will all single handedly destroy Minaj. Her first single flopped so I wouldn’t be so quick to call her Queen of anything. To me Missy Elliot holds the crown because no bitch can test her when it comes to album sales, videos, or singles. She had beat them all and we should all be so lucky if she comes back to the game to grace us with her presence.

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  19. Blasian

    Queen og what This chick can’t even get her single to crake The Hot 100 Chart Plz a Lil Kin RIP off! Is more like it she sucks!

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  20. NikiaHope

    LMAO yall raggedy fucks wanna run yall mouth Nicki is the ONLY yeah ONLY bitch makin moves.Trina doin hea thang i give her props.But Nicki is swingin at the game not stop aint NOBODY fuckin w/ her.When She say CHEA on a track its a hit how many bitches u knw can sale out shows w/o an album?NONE….I can atest to Nicki being the BEST the game has seen in a long ass time.I went to 2 shows and sold out wasnt the word u got bitches been round since forever and the bitches cant get ppl to scream 4 them w/o them promisin shit.When Nicki hit the stage its already ova she dnt have to do/say shit and the crowd hyped NOW DATS A REAL BAD BITCH MY MUTHA FUCKIN QUEEN!

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  21. QueenSJ

    Disclaimer: Okay, so I am not this huge Nicki. I don’t call myself Barbie and don’t consider myself part of the Barbie Movement. Anyway, if Nicki wants to call herself the Queen of Hip Hop, then she has that every right because guess what…nobody else is stepping up to the plate. None of the female rappers are selling or hitting the airwaves like Nicki Minaj. That’s how it is. So why shouldn’t she be the Queen of Hip Hop?? Don’t worry, I’ll wait

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  22. QueenSJ

    Correction to first sentence: Nicki fan

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  23. otiyana

    i feel that nicki is one of the best rapers alive and that a these bitches are hating on her cus she killin you hoes

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  24. 2Trill

    @otiyana she is not 1 of best alive sorry but i cant lie she killin these female rappers right now. i think her only comp would be missy but as of now i guess u could say she’s on top of the game as far as female rappers & that would give her there current title….as of now.

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  25. Ghetto Fab

    @ Queen SJ

    So your basis for her calling herself “The Queen of Hip Hop” is because she is currently the only one with anything out?? Come with a better reason please because that was just stupid as hell.

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  26. drtash

    WHAATTTT???LMFAO!!!!not hating at all(in fact I LOVE the OLD Nicki) but doesn’t she need to have you know a few hit albums first before she can be called the Queen of Hip Hop??? That was really stupid. Bet Drake probably calls himself the King of Hiphop too with that logic lol. Delusions of Grandeur. Only Queen of Hiphop in my opinion will ALWAYS be MISSY ELLIOTT. No one was more unique, more original, more talented, and sold more records than her in female rap. No one can or will ever do it like she did. End of story. Nicki needs to step her game up MASSIVELY before she even thinks about coming for that title.

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  27. nicki

    wait a minute I love nicki to death, I been rocking nicki b4 she became mainstream and she sexy as hell, oh yea I also love women too(sexy one’s)…lol, But to say she’s the queen of hip-hop is a little far fetched, i think she needs to have more time in the game first and drop a couple of cd’s to hold that thron, i mean i’m a rapper too so what if someone else come out and be as blessed as nicki minaj or even more blessed are they gone get that titled too??? but I do hope nicki can maintain this whole barbie sexyness….lol for awhile cuz i love nicki a lot. Oh yea every negative comment aint hating its jus an opinion….signing out $$$

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  28. GangsterA

    She get me so sick and make me vomimnt thats why spent my time online leavein comments stupid hatin ass bitches keep doing ur thing nicki u rock btw loved the rimex 4 hello good morning cant wait 4 the rimex video

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  29. cubevision

    its a disrespect to lil kim. i respect nickis grind but she aint even dropped an album for them sort of statements to be made yet.

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  30. Kyle

    I love Nicki, I really do, but she still has A LOT to prove. Right now she is just a “feature” artist. I’m still curious to see how a whole album of just Nicki will sound. I feel like it would get annoying/old after like 3 or 4 songs. Maybe all this success that she’s experiencing now is just a hint that she should stick to doing features. We all know how “Massive Attack” is performing…

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  31. Sheila

    I am a fan of Nicki but it is what it is she doesnt have enough under her belt to be called the queen yet everyone saying she is the Queen because she is the only one doing something right now that is true but she has only been doing features where is a album? where is the single? the single massive attack did not do well on the charts at all forcing her to push the album back even further so yes she has some hot features on other ppl songs and show money but the bottom line thats not enough to be called the queen of hiphop now when she comes out with a hit record of her own or a album than I will say all hail the queen!!!!

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  32. Real

    She hasnt even came out with a hit record yet. she doesnt have enough right now to be called that and I think she would probably say that herself she seems like she has a humble attitude so I dont think she would even say she holds the thrown at least I hope not what she is queen of right now is features and that is about it she needs to make her own records that will hit the charts because she doesnt have any and thats not hating its being real so check your facts go look on the bill board charts and see for yourself before you start calling someone a hater I personally like some of her shit and think she will be a huge success but she just got alot more work to do before she could be called queen of hiphop that is some big shoes to fill

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  33. eman25

    @Blaisin if u gnna bash sum1 get ur facts str8.. her single did make da charts & was #65 on bilboard … nd dnt gt me wrong nicki is da BEST i da game rite now but u cnt call her queen. dats 2 big of a title, u gtta wait till she drop a FEW albums for dat 1.. smh at drake but nicki is better den all dem other chicks

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  34. realreppinhiphop

    No she is not the Queen of HipHop puff just said kim was the Queen of Hiphop at justins sweet 16 why people don’t wanna put in their work and sell some records? Why she rushing her time? Kim and them other gurls sold millions of records sorry nicki stans u cannot deny nor shit on that no matter how many old kim wigs this clone rocks sad day in the game when newbies wanna claim some because of features that flopped AND WHY SHE NOT PERFORMING HER FIRST SINGLE? TRASH SHE RIDES THE SUCCESS OF OTHERS AND SHE SCARED To DROP A ALBUM

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  35. realreppinhiphop

    I want to like this chick but she needs to get her own swag and stop pretending like she is something she clearly isn’t!!! If this is the route she wants to take good luck to her but she will fail in the end!

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  36. kiddddd310

    i was there last night and the concert was dope! and i dont even like young money

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  37. GO open a Dictionary

    If you look at the term “queen” like the term “president” they all come into power and LEAVE the role after a while. There are queens that come and then DIE and then a NEW QUEEN takes over. Before you all want to write all this nonsense learn what words mean. Lil Kim, Foxy Brown, Queen Latifah were popular; but someone else holds the crown. Realreppinhiphop please shut the hell up; her features are on the top of the billboard charts. One of the real reasons why her 1st single did so poorly on iTunes etc is b|c she gave the link for the downloads so no one really bought the song; but she had over 100,000 downloads from one link alone. Secondly; “stealing” Lil Kim’s “style” if thats what you want to call it didnt get her into the game. Stop being jealous at someone elses success. Do you see Kim walking around getting mad about it? Get a life.

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  38. Omega

    we need Lauryn Hill back some originality and class. this bitch is very overrated at the moment

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