Nicki Minaj on Iggy Azalea’s Success: ‘That’s a Good Thing’

Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea became the first woman since Nicki Minaj to have a No. 1 rap album with her debut The New Classic. But instead of hating, the “Pills N Potions” rapper is congratulating her fellow femcee.

When asked about the Aussie rap sensation in a radio interview this week, Nicki gave her props.

“I think that congratulations is in order. Her single is doing really, really well and I think that’s a good thing,” she said of Iggy’s hit “Fancy,” which is currently No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

“One thing I’m not is a hater. If somebody is doing something and they did it well, and their song is charting well, then congratulations.”

But she also made it clear that she helped pave the way. “I just want female rappers to understand that I’ve kicked in a lot of doors for them and I just would appreciate if they would acknowledge that,” said Nicki.

At the end of the day, she’s happy to see her peers do well. “If somebody has a song that’s doing well, then I think that’s a great thing. I think that’s a great thing for women and we’re gonna keep it moving.”

Hear Nicki congratulate Iggy in the full interview below.



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234 Comments

  1. drew

    Iggy is trash

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    Oh Reply:

    @drew, I-G-G-Y PUT HA NAME IN BOLD

    STAY MAD!!!
    LMAOOO Nicki’s FAKE TITTIES ARE ABOUT TO BURST

    Iggy just came on the scence AND IS ALREADY SLAYIN the charts !!

    Nicki GO GET YOUR CRUTCHES AND LIFE SUPPORT!!

    Iggy is #1 and your #4… stay pressed you fake popstar ass bitch

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    HeaDHoncHO Reply:

    @Oh, LMAO,

    Nicki is turning into Lil Kim. A washed up has-been hating on the next rap chick.

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    DeezNuts Reply:

    @HeaDHoncHO, The New Classic has sold what, 110k? What is there to hate on? LMFAOOOO

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    JusSaying Reply:

    @HeaDHoncHO, My first thought was that she’s turning into Lil Kim too – not necessarily hating on the next chick tho. All Lil Kim wanted Nicki to do was acknowledge that she paved the way but Kim never got that from Nicki, so how Nicki gonna spit the same b.s. and expect the next chick to “acknowledge” her???

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    Jacob Reply:

    @JusSaying, Nicki DID say that Kim was one of her inspirations. You cannot tell anyone that without Nicki, these female rappers would still be here. If Nicki wasn’t here, Iggy wouldn’t be here, Azalea Banks wouldn’t be here, none of these new female rappers would be here if it wasn’t for Nicki. Nicki has said multiple times that Kim was one of her favorite female rappers, and that she inspired her a lot. It’s just that you guys don’t see that stuff that she says.

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    Dee Reply:

    @Jacob, THANK YOU FOR SAYING THAT! I’ve been saying this for years and it seems like people only cling on to the negative and thats annoying. Nicki does her things, always has. Shes not a sell out. She knew what she was doing. She came in doing what her idols and those before her did to grab your attention. Along the way, she worked her own flavor into her music and her style all while satisfying those paying her bills. Nicki will NEVER be washed up. She knows what shes doing and she does it well. She acknowledged Kim more than she knows. Kim just had an attitude because she was and is no longer “that bitch”. All she had to do was come out and do what she shoulda done. Nicki is an ARTIST, not a rapper. She makes music for all those who love her. If you’re mad that shes doing her thing, you may need to step back and re-evaluate your life. So many hate on celebrities period but none have had the balls or drive to pursue their dreams like they did. Salute Nicki.

    truth Reply:

    @Jacob, Thats a LIE they all are here cus of KIM NICKI is a KIMcopy, she gets no credit, IGGY saidon the awards last year with kimshelooked up to KIM!!!

    Realist Reply:

    @HeaDHoncHO, Lil’ Kim is not washed up. how many times has Kim been on news headlines, television, trending topics e.t.c. in the past three years ?
    Kim is a living legend and rap heavyweight who truly CREATED and RAN a female rap movement that Nicki Minaj and all the NEW GIRLS today are carrying the torch for so she for DAMN SURE will ask for RESPECT AND HOMAGE.

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    Hoezzz Reply:

    @Oh, pink Friday sold 325 K just on the first week more then what iggy has yet to sell… Nicki went on to selling 4 mill for that album…. Both her albums went no.1 unlike iggy whose album is still no.3 and it has nearly been a month since realease… Nicki made history, first female artist to have 40 entires on the billboards at one time before her album was out !!! LOL BYE IGGY AINT SHIT … This her 5 minute of fame… Nicki no has been just yet.

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    Chris Reply:

    @Oh, Y’all have to be some Nicki haters. Like seriously, trying to use this one song to say she’s better? I mess with Iggy but lets be clear, Iggy released this song in early March and it was the third or fourth single for the album thats been getting pushed for damn near a year. Nicki hit #4 IN A DAY.

    And can we please stop acting like Nicki didn’t acknowledge Kim? Kim got her acknowledgment but she didn’t think it was worthy. Kim’s loss.

    Shoutout to Iggy for doing it tho! ‘Work’ was my ish!

    But let’s not be blind in our perspectives,people.

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    @AveryVenture Reply:

    @drew,

    WTF This feels like a backward ass compliment. Not genuine what so ever.

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    KENBARBUK Reply:

    @@AveryVenture,

    You’re reading into too much.

    Believe or not. Nicki has acknowledged Iggy in the past ( Late 2012 Fuse Interview). She said she RESPECTED Iggy for not SHADING/DRAGGING her.

    So in this interview she basically taking SHOTS at the female rappers that are shading her ( Azealia Banks & Lola Monroe) – I just would appreciate if they would acknowledge that.

    Understand now?!

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    RichyRich Reply:

    @KENBARBUK, I’m not taking anything away from her success because she’s doing big things but Opened doors? What doors though?? Endorsements, Commercials, working with top high fashion designers, big budget music videos, Pop charts, successful collaborations, platinum singles and albums have all been done before decades before she hit the scene. Or are we all gonna act like Missy Elliott, Eve, Salt N Peppa and Lil Kim not matter? Someone explain because maybe I’m out of the loop. What doors has she opened?

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    Let's be Real Reply:

    @RichyRich, For a few years, Hip-hop was avoid of a Female Rapper. And Nicki Minaj worked hard. She brought Female Rap back to Hip-Hop. I love Salt N Pepa, Eve, Missy but they are in the past. Keep them there. Stop bring up the past live in the current. It is 2014 those old female rappers need a diaper change.

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    truth Reply:

    @Let’s be Real, NICKIis the past she never really was a rapper, her songs were not rap songs, IGGY goes harder then nicki, FANCY beats any nicki song!!!

    ed Reply:

    @RichyRich, She re-opened doors, because let’s face it female rap was dead past 2007, that’s why nicki was the only when she was out, then came iggy, azealia, angel, etc…

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    RichyRich Reply:

    @ed, PLEASE get out of here with that.

    Trina was out
    Remy Ma was out
    Lil Mama was out
    M.I.A. was out
    during the 2007-2008 period so please stop

    It’s just that she was the only NEW female rapper to come out during 2009

    JSF Reply:

    @drew,

    All you people need to stop comparing Nicki Minaj to female rappers… she created something thats way bigger than female rap.. maybe back in the day she could be compared to females but now shes on a Jay-Z, Nas, Biggie level.. Now of course theres some people that will argue that shes not, based on her pop songs but if you ask me thats what got her (and her brand) a lot of recognition so not only is she an artist, but shes a smart business women too.. NO OTHER female rapper has ever had as many endorsements as she had, not to mention while her career isn’t even at its peak… And she can put punch lines and witty metaphors together with razor sharp lyrics combine with a distinctive flow, she has a word play like no other MC in the game and has the ability to adapt to the rhythm of any song. she chooses to dumb it down on certain songs because a lot of times those are the songs that get more attention.. shes doing what she has to do because at the end of the day this is still a business. but lets be real we all know if and when Nicki wants to, she can and will go hard… shes proved it on tracks with rap heavyweights like Eminem, Jay-Z, Kanye West and even her own mentor Lil Wayne, she outshines all of them lyrically, isnt that what Rap is about? who’s better at it? and we still havent heard the best from her. every time people think shes gonna do something she does the total opposite, shes very unpredictable and will surprise and shock everyone with rap music like anything shes ever done before but even then we know YOU HATERS WILL NEVER GIVE HER CREDIT… its sad thats life.. But some of us saw the struggle and the hell this girl has gone through and she is still holding her head up and not giving a f*ck!

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    chris benjamins2706DBA9 Reply:

    @drew, if iggy is trash then what happened to you?and the rest of yall saying she is then f**k you to death

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    HOVorJefe Reply:

    LMAOOOOO!!!!!!! Y’ALL SAYING NICKI IS WASHED UP??? STAY TUNED, THE PINK PRINT IS COMING!!!

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    truth Reply:

    @HOVorJefe, SHE WASHEDshe wasnever hot only to LAMES!!!

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  2. Rob

    It’s funny how everyone now bandwagon Iggy Azalea. But the truth is her team is trying way too hard to make her a white Nicki Minaj.

    The same thing is happening with both like we had for some years ago with Usher and Justin Timberlake=white Usher.

    Or now Mariah Carey and Ariana Grande=wannabe Mariah Carey.

    Don’t be mad, I’m just saying the truth.

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    RiRi Reply:

    @Rob, So true!

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    Queen Onika Reply:

    @Rob, PREACH!!!!!!!!!

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    Jess Reply:

    @Rob, Iggy is the white Lil Kim, make no mistakes ;)

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    Chris Reply:

    @Rob, following you logic I can say that Nicki Minaj is Lil Kim’s “successor” even if Nicki admits they’re in a beef. I can also say that Justin Bieber is the white successor to Justin Timberlake, but the question is, is that true? No, and neither is your comment. I am both a Nicki Minaj and an Iggy Azalea fan and I can clearly tell you that there is a big difference in the way both of them rap and spit lines. Either you haven’t listened to Iggy that much as I have, or you’re just biasing Nicki Minaj and other African-American artists way too much.

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    rushelly Reply:

    @Chris, ture

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    rushelly Reply:

    @Chris, nikki think she is the best female rapper ever .

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    Realist Reply:

    @Rob, How is her label turning Iggy into a white Nicki Minaj ?
    so any female rapper that gains mainstream success is a “version” of Nicki Minaj ??
    lmao take your head out of Nicki’s behind please. Nicki’s fans have a sick sense of entitlement, they feel that ANY female rapper that gains success of their own OWES nicki something ! lmao.

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    K Reply:

    @Realist, wouldn’t you say the same about people that is saying that same sh!t about nicki and Kim, your Bias @ss won’t say that right. every Nicki post you find some type of way to drag Lil Kim in it. you are so Bias it can’t even be hidden any more.

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    truth Reply:

    @K, NICKI stole kims whole SWAG, iggy has taking nothing from nicki, thats the difference. NICKI coppied everything pix , wigs and swag kimdid and hse did a horrible job too thats why she owed KIM!!!!

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    Joseph, Reply:

    @Rob, Your theories are incredibly idiotic. Justin Timberlake V. Usher? Mariah Carey V. Ariana Grande? C’mon. their all separate artists. Iggy is not the black Nicki Minaj yet the Australian ‘Iggy Azalea.’

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    Ms007 Reply:

    @Rob, Maybe you just hate white people?

    If anything, it looks like she is emulating Gwen Stefani!

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    Oh Reply:

    @Rob, Bitch your just mad your wack bitch Nicki STILL can’t get a #1 TO Save her FLOP ASS LIFE!!

    Nicki knows she’ll be washed up soon!!! Bitch though she’d be able to run female rap all alone LMFAOOO

    I-G-G-Y
    WHO DAT WHO DAT
    DAT DO DAT DO DAT
    I-G-G-Y

    Billboard Hot 100: Fancy #2, Problem #2

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    Moneytooth Reply:

    @Oh, No you mad that Iggy doesn’t have 2 platinum albums and one of the most highly anticipated albums of 2014. We haven’t heard all Nicki can do and neither have we heard likewise for Iggy. Y’all should chill, they are both going to revolutionise hip hop. And note another thing, there are many people that have had a #1 song then flopped after that, Iggy could also be a one hit wonder. I love Iggy too but lets be realistic. Never underestimate Nicki Minaj, she is an artist not a rapper. She can no longer be defined by your rules, hater.
    “You mad, bruh?”

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    Oh Reply:

    @Rob, How is she a wannabe Nicki. Nicki doesn’t get Top 5 songs on Billboard….

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    Andy Reply:

    @Oh, she has four

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    Oh Reply:

    @Andy, Such as??? *waits for these wack Barbz to name pop songs*

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    Moneytooth Reply:

    @Oh, Super Bass, Starships, Pills ‘n’ Potions (No 4 WITHOUT a video, right now rivalling Fancy and Problem which both have music videos), etc. Pls lets be honest, no one has done it like Nicki’s doing it. End of story.
    “You MAD, bruh?”

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    truth Reply:

    @Andy, features and they were not rapsongs-lmao!!!

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    HOVorJefe Reply:

    @Rob, exactly!!!

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  3. drew

    Trash is iggy

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    Jess Reply:

    @drew, you’re trash.

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  4. dejonzolanski

    Nicki really suprised me with this one.
    Some applause are in order for the Head Barbz
    This is why i love Nicki so much
    Congratulations on your congratulations
    #PillsNPotions #RappersUnited

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    Oh Reply:

    @dejonzolanski,

    If a person has to constantly say “I paved the way” then that shit must not be true. Most people would point that out, but shes saying that herself…Bitch you didn’t pave the way for shit ALL you did was RUIN Female Rap by convincing labels to turn them to become POP ACTS.

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    Andy Reply:

    @Oh, but kim constantly said she paved they way, she made this she opened doors she wants her proper due she wants her to pay respect… now that Nicki wants that too its suddenly wrong but kim had all the rights to do that.

    And God help you with your hypocrisy… “ruin female rap by convincing labels to turn them to become pop acts” so you agree Iggy is a pop act? You agree that she is not hip hop, she is a pop rapper? You agree her label wants her to be pop, to be another “Nicki Minaj”? ‘Cuz last time I checked you were screaming Iggy is more hip hop than Nicki… OKAAAAAAAAAY

    Like I said, each time you use your neighbor internet to comment on this site, you’re full of nonsense and incoherency.

    Please, go to the church and help homeless people. I ensure you, it will make you feel better with your empty life.

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    Oh Reply:

    @Andy, Kim didn’t have to say it tho. Magazines said it for her, interviewers said it for her, she didn’t have to DECLARE HERSELF the Queen cuz everybody know.

    “The Queen of the game can’t a DAMN thing change it”

    Come to MY CITY New York and ask the WHO IS THE Queen of New York? Who is the Queen of Brooklyn? Who is the Queen of Rap?

    Yall bitches get serious. Kim is a legend and Nicki can’t take that away from her more than she already tries to. No matter how much Nicki tries she will NEVER AMOUNT to that Bed-Stuy fly bitch Lil Kim who she STILL wishes to be.

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    Fancyy Reply:

    @Oh, very true

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    Oh Reply:

    @Andy, Bitch your delusional. I said IGGY has more hip hop on her debut than any of Nicki’s albums she put out.

    Kim can complain about it because Nicki was BLATANTLY disrespected MULTIPLE times by Nicki, and CONSTANTLY being “ripped off” of. Nicki copied EVERYTHING Kim did basically and tried to say she did it first.

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    lily Reply:

    @Andy, dont waste your precioss time with that lifeless hatefull fag boo

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  5. 2bad2bme

    iggy is some trash…she won’t last for long

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    Oh Reply:

    @2bad2bme, Nicki’s gonna fade away as soon as her album drops and FLOPS again just like THE RE-FLOP

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    dejonzolanski Reply:

    @Oh, But she still sold more than katy perry’s own, The QUEEEN of the charts
    #ThrowsShade

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  6. Shytazz

    Is it me or is Nicki starting to sound like Lil Kim. She wants to be acknowledge. But she couldn’t do the same for Kim. I’m just saying….

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    dejonzolanski Reply:

    @Shytazz, she acknowledged kim tho….

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    Ax Reply:

    @dejonzolanski, Exactly…

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    HiBYE Reply:

    @dejonzolanski, when girl? 2005? Bye

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    dejonzolanski Reply:

    @HiBYE, actually no just last year you wouldnt in an interview and then kim was throwing shade and was like”its too late for that” and blah blah blah
    does it jog your memory now

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    EveRyder Reply:

    @dejonzolanski, yeah she did acknowledged kim,along with dressing,posing,acting like her. Not only that,but nicki talking shit about kim in interviews and in her songs. That’s not paying homage the proper way. Nicki’s label heads and boss even talking wreckless about kim in their songs and interviews. What kinda shit is that!?!

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    Realist Reply:

    @Shytazz, Right, it’s funny how tables turn !
    now Nicki’s demanding respect when she can’t even respect the ones who created this lane for her.

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    K Reply:

    @Realist, motherf-cker why are you just constantly lying god d-mn it stop lyinbg man, how may f-cking time is Nicki going to acknowledge kim and show her respect in interviews and so on. before you dummies stop acting like it didn’t happen damn liars.

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    Andy Reply:

    @K, you said it. They are dummies, more specifically “blind-biased hateful idiots”. They just go against Nicki even if she finds the cure of cancer.

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    EdgarC Reply:

    @Shytazz, Agreed!

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    KENBARBUK Reply:

    @Shytazz,

    SHE JUST ACKNOWLEDGE KIM LAST YEAR!

    What do you guys expect Nicki to do? Just state in every interview that Kim is one of her Idols.

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    Mb92 Reply:

    @KENBARBUK, she should’ve payed homage. You say “acknowledge” like Nicki is above all. I’m a fan but what she’s doing Kim has done and opened the door for people like her…. Listen to Queen B “I use to wear Moshino, now every b* got it”….. It’s very ironic how the tables have turned

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  7. Speechless

    Girl bye. You know she mad. Especially if Fancy hits #1 next week she and her flea market of fans will be pissed. I can’t wait for this dragging.

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    K Reply:

    @Speechless, you are so full of negativity,you are the one that is f-cking mad. because you wanted Nicki to be a f-cking hatin piece of sh!t like you, and attack iggy for no reason .so that didn’t happen, so you running on here all mad trying to start sh!t f-ckoff.

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    Realist Reply:

    @Speechless, Why did Nicki have to wait for fancy to do well before she congratulated Iggy ?? its’ damage control , so that Nicki doesn’t look bitter. When has Nicki every congratulated a female rapper out of her own heart for no reason ??

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    ashton Reply:

    @Realist, she congratulated her after Fancy because it was the first time she didn’t flop. She released 3 songs from The New Classic prior to Fancy and she even put out Murda Business and maybe some other singles. You don’t get congratulated for not doing well? What kind of dumb question is that?

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    KENBARBUK Reply:

    @Realist,

    But she stated she RESPECTED her ( Late 2012 Fuse interview – YouTube it)

    If you don’t know what you’re talking about then simply don’t comment.

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    Nick Reply:

    @Speechless, So true. I hope Iggy gets that #1. Nicki is cool to wish her success. Truthfully, there is room for everyone. No need for a competition.

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  8. dree

    sounded shady tbh lol, didnt lil kim say the same thing abt nicki before the whole “I just want female rappers to understand that I’ve kicked in a lot of doors for them and I just would appreciate if they would acknowledge that”…….. lol

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    K Reply:

    @dree, nothing is shady about this, it,s just you. and nicki did acknowledge Lil kim she showed her respect and said it meny times in interviews you must of miss them.

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    Realist Reply:

    @K, If Nicki didn’t want friction / beef between Kim. it wouldn’t have happened. Nicki does love Kim, but is lowkey envious of her and wants to erase her and BECOME her. it’s obvious.

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    MG Reply:

    @Realist, You hit the nail right on the head! Nicki says she looks up to Kim but in actuality she is very envious of her…if I looked up to some one there is no way I would steal their whole image and talk bad about them at the same time!

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    K Reply:

    @Realist, so is Nicki fault now no body really knows what the Kim and Nicki beef started and who started it. but you have to be Bias and blame nicki, i won’t say it,s Kim are Nicki i am just glad that cr@p is over.

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    Andy Reply:

    @Realist, is the other way around. Kim was jealous of Nicki success. And for there to be a beef the two persons must be in it. Kim was the only person responding and making accusations, disses. Nicki only directly referenced Kim ONCE and just because she was asked.

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    KENBARBUK Reply:

    @dree,

    The shade wasn’t toward Iggy babe.

    Basically to those who have SHADED her.

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  9. Greg

    BITCH please with your fake ass congrats guess you wanna do a song with her now too huh? She needs to get off that I opened doors bullshit too!! Female rappers didn’t start rapping when Nicki started putting out her music OR when she got signed and that’s not to take away from ALL the success she has earned. I just don’t buy that I opened doors for current females that are coming out NOW bit.. NOT TRUE females will always do their thing with or without Nicki and would have been signed anyway.. if anyone has a the memo that ALL record companies sent out saying we will now sign females because Nicki Minaj had her 1st hit i’ll shut up till then…

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    Ima Fan Reply:

    @Greg, preach

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    Andy Reply:

    @Greg, even if you don’t buy it, she indeed opened the doors for the females in this generation. Thanks to her, Iggy was allowed with her pop-rap songs in USA.

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    Realist Reply:

    @Andy, Nicki Minaj was not the first female rapper to to pop, hip-pop nor was she the first to CHART with pop/ hip-pop music.
    So the only Road Pavers are LIL’ KIM / MISSY / FOXY
    Iggy or no other female rapper in this generation owes Nicki NOTHING.
    Nicki is simply riding in a lane that was built for her by past female rap legends.

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    Andy Reply:

    @Realist, lies

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    Realist Reply:

    @Andy, then prove me wrong. until then remain uneducated and delusional

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  10. m.i.k.e.

    Nicki, gurrrll…. let me tell you just 1 thing… you didnt pave nobody’s way, basically because there were succesful female rappers before you even existed, now let me name a few…
    Foxy Brown
    Lil’Kim
    Missy fukkin Elliot!!!

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    Frijoles refritos Reply:

    @m.i.k.e., your a dumb bitch

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    K Reply:

    @m.i.k.e., try and make it seems like Nicki didn’t do sh!t, all you want but at the end of the day the facts are out there.

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    Oh Reply:

    @m.i.k.e., EXACTLY BITCH didn’t pave the way for shit. all she did was sleep her wack ass way to Lil Wayne so she could be on trashy ass YMCMB

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    Andy Reply:

    @m.i.k.e., actually, the female rap road was deserted and ruined when Nicki came into the scene. So she have to “re-pave” the road. You really think Iggy would have been successful if Nicki wouldn’t have done her pop songs? Haters delusional as always.

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    Realist Reply:

    @Andy, then if Nicki “revived” female rap then that’s something she should be HAPPY ABOUT. she should not be catty and throw it in every face of a new and successful female rapper. it’s disgusting

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    Andy Reply:

    @Realist, its the first time this year she said it

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  11. Kingofhearts

    ISNT THIS THE SAME POINT LIL KIM WAS TRYING TO MAKE?! OH HOW THE TABLES HAVE TURNED..IGGY HAS ALWAYS SHOWED NICKI RESPECT IN HER MUSIC & INTERVIEWS I HOPE SHE KNOWS THAT.

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  12. TeamQueenBee

    How can she say she want people to acknowledge the fact that she paved the way for female rappers, if she don’t even pay respect to the ones who paved the one for her ass #GirlBye

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    GREEK Reply:

    @TeamQueenBee,But.. she did..

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  13. Realist

    Interesting words Nicki,
    yet you stole Lil’ Kim’s entire image / flow / movement , stomped on her, then further tried to erase her.
    put your NAME on what Kim has done in the industry and now another female rapper that you did NOT embrace or co sign is getting success NOW YOU DEMAND RESPECT AND HOMAGE ??? funny how the tables turn. Nicki you are just a product of what MISSY / LIL’ KIM / FOXY built !!! you did not KICK doors down, you are just RIDING freely in the lane that was built FOR YOU by past female rappers.

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    Oh Reply:

    @Realist, !!! PREASH

    Lil Kim was right about Nicki “She want’s to be the only one” Nicki is very insecure with that fake ass “Congrats” bitch please.

    IGGY IS SHITTING ALL OVER THIS HOE this whole year…mark my words.

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    GEEZUS Reply:

    @Oh, Shitting? Not with those album sales.

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    K Reply:

    @Realist, Liar you wish nicki rap like f-cking kim, you now what you are like talking to a f-cking wall you are so stuck in your lies. it,s just so sad at this point.

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    Andy Reply:

    @Realist, little image (that was already done by other artists from Kim’s times). Hell no to the flow. And “movement” really?

    Nicki give respect and homage to Kim, I dunno what you talking about. I have seen around five interviews were she says Kim is her idol.

    And she paved the way again for the females. No memorable female rapper from 2005-2009. She reopened the doors.

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    HiBYE Reply:

    @Andy, she reopened the doors with lil Kim image then her “homage” paying STOP! Be real

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    Realist Reply:

    @Andy, Don’t speak on what you don’t know.
    I have listened to Kim’s albums,features and rare songs in FULL. She has a diverse amount of rap flows that Nicki HAS stolen
    and please find me a female rapper BEFORE Lil’ Kim who did what Kim did, Looked like KIM and had a MOVEMENT and BUZZ like Kim did.

    **WAITS**

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    Andy Reply:

    @Realist, if Nicki “stole” (how you stole flow tho?) the flow of someone was Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Missy or Left-Eye. Most people believe she copied what Kim copied (since many pop artists did it before Kim) her image, but just little delusional believe she copied her flow too. I must say I have heard Nicki with Kim’s flow once or twice but that’s it. Is not like she copied-pasted the flow of Kim in all her songs.

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    Realist Reply:

    @Andy, i’m not saying Nicki copied ALL OF THEM. i’m saying that Nicki was inspired by Kim’s diverse rap flows and if you’re too lazy to do your research that is not my problem. Kim is the QUEEN OF RAP. so of course Nicki will borrow from the best. It’s not my fault that Kim is that iconic and ORIGINAL

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    Andy Reply:

    @Realist, “i’m not saying” but you DID say she STOLE Kim’s flow. NO consistence in your statements. I can, therefore, tag you as another delusional dumb and desperate-against-Nicki Kim fan. I’ll pray for you, good bye.

    HiBYE Reply:

    @Realist, BEST COMMENT IN THIS POST BY FAR

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  14. hahaha

    ahh!!! nicki did not pave the way for no one…LOLOLOLOLO!!!! I’m so Fancy!!! Team IGGy DAY1.. been following this chick

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    GEEZUS Reply:

    @hahaha, Is that why you let her flop for 3 years?

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  15. Kingofhearts

    Iggy would of made reguardless if there was nicki or not…that woman was made to be a star..

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    Realist Reply:

    @Kingofhearts, Right, Iggy is responsible for her own. Nicki who gave Iggy no co sign or helping hand feels entitled to Iggy’s success ?? how arrogant and narcissistic

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    K.I.N.G Reply:

    @Kingofhearts, no she wouldn’t have. female rap was dead and iggy definitely isn’t cut out to to play the role of single handedly reviving it like nicki did. stop deluding yourselves.

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    Realist Reply:

    @K.I.N.G, Female Rap was dead because Nicki told you so, female rappers were still charting and on TV before Nicki came so stop gassing that broad

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  16. Uhh

    “I just want female rappers to understand that I’ve kicked in a lot of doors for them and I just would appreciate if they would acknowledge that”

    Pretty sure Iggy acknowledged this in her very first mixtape back in 2011 on a song called Treasure Island, am I right?

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    polanski Reply:

    @Uhh, yea she did. “My time will start today / Nicki paved the way / Kim, Foxy, now I can’t stop” -Iggy Azalea on her Ignorant Art mixtape way before she made it big

    So what is Nicki asking for here? She sounds lowkey jealous. But props to her for congratulating where it’s due

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    GEEZUS Reply:

    @polanski, She wasn’t talking about Iggy in that sentence tho.

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  17. Bish Please

    Nicki Minaj is always talking about she wants homage when she PAID NOBODY HOMAGE. By saying that you listened to someone’s music back in the day, is not HOMAGE. The point is, I don’t like Nicki Minaj. She’s faker than a $7 US coin.

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  18. Mars bars

    It’s funny how she don’t ever say iggys name

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  19. DeezNuts

    1. Nicki DID pay homage to Lil Kim. When she started, she shouted kim out, and even re-did her hardcore cover. Thats homage.

    2. Nicki did not DEMAND respect, nor did she single Iggy out in her statement.

    3. Nicki has paved the way for these b****** period. Dont downplay her success. Record companies are NOT signing female rappers because of what b****** accomplished in the 1800s.

    4. Furthermore, Missy, Foxy, and Kim were not the first successful female rappers. There were successful rappers before them as well. So if your measure of “door kicking” is measured by the past then missy fox and kim “rode freely” as well. :)

    5.Nicki giving props to Iggy. Goodnight. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Kiufkm79Wk

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  20. DeezNuts

    Nicki said she wanted FEMALE RAPPERS to understand that she kicked down doors. Period. This wasnt shade towards Iggy.

    “I do (like her)…and I respect her so much for showing me love and respect. And I think it makes her a very..confident person in my eyes; that she’s able to show love and all that stuff. So shout-outs to her” –Nicki Minaj 2013

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    KENBARBUK Reply:

    @DeezNuts,

    *2012 ;)

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  21. Wait... lmao

    Y’all dumb as shit if y’all think that Nicki Minaj did not acknowledge Kim as the reason she’s in the game. Go listen to “Who’s Ya Best MC?” Go look at her old interviews when she acknowledged Kim. HELL, Rap-Up posted her relatively recent one (a year ago) w/ Rosenberg where she quoted Kim as an inspiration. That was well after the beef.

    Y’all also dumb as hell if you don’t think Nicki didn’t open doors for that weak ass Iggy Azalea. I’m proud that Nicki actually said congratulations to her. She deserves congratulations.. for making a single that successful when she has no rap ability.

    Anyway.

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    Bitches In Paris Reply:

    @Wait… lmao, LMAOO YASS

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  22. Ima Fan

    Ima Fan Nicki but don’t nobody owe u nothing if you would have never came hot female rappers would still be coming out you just happen to be the hype and Maine focus during your run

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  23. gmo

    Nicki wants to be acknowledge. But she couldn’t do the same for Kim. LMFAO. Iggy will pay her dust. Iggy has stated Missy and Kim as her influencers in all her interviews promoting the new classic.

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  24. gmo

    Nicki wants to be acknowledged, But couldn’t do the same for Kim. LMFAO. Iggy will pay her dust. Iggy has stated Missy and Kim as her influences in all her interviews promoting the new classic.

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    jazmine Reply:

    @gmo, I agree. Iggy also said she thinks of herself a white Eve. She’s stated she’s a Nicki Minaj fan in the past.

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  25. gmo

    it’s funny how tables turn !
    now Nicki’s demanding respect when she can’t even respect the ones who created this lane for her. Karmas a bitch nicki

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  26. Nicki Never Paid Homage

    Y’all keep saying that Nicki paid homage to Lil Kim, then when she was asked where did she get the Barbie persona, what did she say?

    When Nicki was asked about her colorful wigs and Super Bass video inspiration, what did she say?

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    DeezNuts Reply:

    @Nicki Never Paid Homage,

    Does it matter? Nicki’s not wearing ANY wigs anymore and Nicki is STILL slaying Krim’s life.

    This “homage” conversation is dead sis. Its 2014 not 2009. Nicki’s still winning, and Krim is a walking struggle Asian heritage museum of her former self. Bye.

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    Nicki is a flop Reply:

    @DeezNuts, Nicki only charts when shes a pop singer lol. And regardless of what you say, Nicki stans for Kim

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    Bitches In Paris Reply:

    @Nicki is a flop, When was the last time Kim had a platinum hit? Oh, I’ll wait..

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    Realist Reply:

    @Bitches In Paris, Kim can flop all she likes, but Nicki Minaj is still mimicking her and is still taking notes from Kim’s blueprint. Kim is not DEFINED by “charts” and “itunes charts”
    She is ICONIC and all of you were not old enough nor was youtube around for you to truly see this. y’all want people to respect nicki but you WONT respect Kim ? the Queen who showed Nicki and the girls how to run this rap game

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    Andy Reply:

    @Realist, lies

    HiBYE Reply:

    @DeezNuts, answer those questions tho lol where she got those inspirations from?

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    Nicki Still Doing Kim Reply:

    @DeezNuts, Nicki just tattooed “Barbie” on her belly for the video Senile and wore the same look Lil Kim did on her Notorious KIM album cover. She’s still doing Kim and not paying homage so STFU! Lil Kim used the word “frenzy” in her Black Friday song and Nicki hasn’t stop using the word since. These are just a few things Nicki is constantly doing to copy and “come at” Lil Kim. How did Nicki open doors when she’s copying the Legends who made it possible for her?

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  27. Gaz

    Why Hate? They both are doing well, Like Missy said, it would be cool if there was a “Ladies Night 2014″ with all the femcees of today including the old skool

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  28. EdgarC

    LMAO Nicki said
    “I just want female rappers to understand that I’ve kicked in a lot of doors for them and I just would appreciate if they would acknowledge that”

    Bitch must’ve forgotten what Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliot, Queen Latifah, Eve, Trina, MC Lyte (to name a few) did for hip hop. This bitch is so whack. At least Iggy has been keeping it real.

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    K.I.N.G Reply:

    @EdgarC, as I said on another article, quit mentioning those ancient female rappers that are from completely different era. female rap was dead until nicki came and revived it. that is fact. foh

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    Realist Reply:

    @K.I.N.G, We will never stop mentioning ANCIENT female rappers because they deserve respect and ackowledgement. y’all fans are under some scary spell. Nicki Minaj had BREAKTHROUGH SUCCESS for sure. but she did not revive anything. she never co signs another female or brings them up. female rappers were working BEFORE and AFTER she came along.
    Y’all want Nicki who started rapping years before Iggy (ancient) to be respected but you won’t repsect those who came before Nicki ? lmao. the logic of a barb.

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  29. joey

    In my opinion, Iggy has done everything right so far.

    Been real humble, name dropping kim, eve, nicki and especially missy throughout the last few years (whether it be songs or interviews) as people she’s fans of and thankful for.

    Humble goes a real long way. nicki’s just gotta relax haha

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  30. JustCoastWitHa

    I’m glad she finally mentioned Iggy lol but why’s Kim name being brought up? She’s dead to the industry. Let ha rest.

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    Nicki is a flop Reply:

    @JustCoastWitHa, Because Kim congratulated Iggy first. 2 days ago and the barbz all mad.

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    KENBARBUK Reply:

    @Nicki is a flop,

    It’s been 4 years , are you still dragging that on.

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  31. bernard and india walker

    more girls up for nicki’s crown . If she should make movies full time ! 16 yrs old and coming to america . Now center stage has room for more ladies . Ahh ” Realists “

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  32. DO YOUR RESEARCH

    Nicki Paying HOMAGE To Female MCs:

    @ 4:13 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDNqbtRAGIY

    @ 2:06 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLu23rJLbJA

    @ 2:03 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nl55wSDbvSM

    And recently…

    @ 2:06 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKFdZ0Q-Tks

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    DO YOUR RESEARCH Reply:

    @DO YOUR RESEARCH,
    cont.

    If someone continues to compare you to someone, of course a time would come when you stop mentioning them so that people would focus on YOU.

    Homage is not beginning every concert or interview with, “before we start I want to thank…..”

    Nah.

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    Andy Reply:

    @DO YOUR RESEARCH, *bows down* I bet the undercover Kim fans as Iggy fans will not answer you

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    That's Not Homage Reply:

    @DO YOUR RESEARCH, What is your meaning of the word homage. Saying someone is dope and then following it up with a big BUT by saying I’m not the next Lil Kim but move forward with STEALING EVERYTHING LIL KIM HAS EVER DONE is not HOMAGE! When interviewers asked Nicki why she called herself Barbie, she should’ve said Lil Kim. That’s homage bish!

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    DO YOUR RESEARCH Reply:

    @That’s Not Homage,

    Contrary to popular belief, Lil Kim did not invent Barbie the doll nor Barbie the brand. Barbie is older than Kim if I’m not mistaken…which is the reason the “Barbie Girl” song by Aqua did not get bashed for jacking Kim’s style. BARBIE is the one who should be upset if ANYONE, if that is your argument.

    P.S. If someone doesn’t appreciate my shout outs and kudos to them the first handful of times, they for sure will not be getting it after throwing a tantrum about it. Kim literally demanded homage…While Nicki is only stating that she deserves a little credit.

    End.

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    What's Wrong with Nicki Reply:

    @DO YOUR RESEARCH, You’re stupid. Lil Kim was the first female rapper to use the Barbie persona and that’s what counts!!!!

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    Andy Reply:

    @What’s Wrong with Nicki, just once

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    Realist Reply:

    @DO YOUR RESEARCH, Yes, Lil’ Kim did invent her OWN Barbie brand and image that she re-defined for BLACK FEMALES especially in the hip-hop community. who in female rap BEFORE Kim was even looking like or talking about Barbies ?? stop being delusional and accept the FACT. Kim is a trendsetter and built a NEW LANE in female rap

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  33. Ben*jamin

    Finally Good News

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  34. Ben*jamin

    AWESOME NEWS0*<=D!

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  35. DO YOUR RESEARCH

    Nicki & Foxy Brown Interview
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so8n8qlYLh0

    Nicki & Trina Birthday Bash
    with Teyana Taylor and Rasheeda
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cga2BYTWzrg

    And Nicki & Remy BEEN cool. Google it.

    Y’all need to stop acting like Nicki can’t salute any other chicks.

    A Banks, Angel H, Briana Perry, Kreay, Iggy, Honey Coc, Snow The Product, Lola M, T Foxx, Lil Debbie, etc
    All came after Nicki. Not to mention the chicks who were unheard of for years until after Nicki came out then plot “comebacks.”

    CHILL.

    Remember THIS?????????
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mx0roWkPlow

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  36. BYE

    Flashbacks to Lil Kim saying she wants this clown to pay homage. Onika is delusional.

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  37. truth of the matter is

    iggy azalea is trash, talentless, over hyped, vapid trash.
    the O.N.L.Y reason you or anybody would ever jump on her bandwagon is because she is white, thats legit it…because she doesn’t have the talent or genius to show for the amount of attention she is getting….you can TRY to work your way around it but people(black AND WHITE)have internalized congratulating mediocre white people doing black culture and hailing them as innovators.
    STAY WOKE.
    this is were I draw the line, if you make good shit then you should get the deserved respect and attention but if you make really shit stuff then you shouldn’t be praised for it…..if lil mamma made that shit song “fancy”….you guys would be coming out in masses to make negative statements and I’m not even a lil mamma fan(can’t even name any other track besides “lip gloss tbh).
    you guys want to check out good white female rappers? look in to amanda blank.
    special shout out to nicki minaj for pillsnpotions

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    HiBYE Reply:

    @truth of the matter is, well I like her and so do ppl who got her to number 2 on the charts something you barbs couldn’t do for your queen. Go sit your opinion means nothing here

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  38. GIRL BYE

    Nicki struggled to pay homage and now wants Iggy to do so?? WTF

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  39. FemaleRapThis

    Fact-nicki has consistently come for Kim. Her albums relied heavily on dissing Kim. How could anyone say she respected Kim or paid homage to her? Iggy is currently slaying. nicki feels threatened and is being passive aggressive by giving Iggy a back handed compliment. nicki’s 15 minutes are almost up. It is guaranteed that she will begin attacking and discrediting female rappers in a desparate attempt to stay in the spotlight. It’s too late, her time is up. The world knows she’s fake now. Her overinflated ego will begin to deflate or she will spiral out of control. I would hope she begins to be true with herself and with her fans, one of which was me. I can no longer stan for someone so disturbed and hateful.

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  40. wwwwooowww

    It’s funny, because on Iggy’s very first mixtape she acknowledges Nicki, and the other female rappers before her. From “Treasure Island”:
    “My time will start today, Nicki paved the way
    Kim, Foxy, Eve, now I can’t stop”. And Iggy has talked about her inspirations like Missy Elliot, etc (who were around looong before Nicki was anyway). But I wish Nicki had done her research before that comment, Iggy gave her props long ago.

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    Bitches In Paris Reply:

    @wwwwooowww, Nicki also gave her props before this interview as well, Nicki has also paid homage to past female rappers in her underground days & in 2010. Do your research as well.

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    GirlBye Reply:

    @wwwwooowww, wait so iggy acknowledged her on her first mixtape? Well there her ass go lol bye nicki she paid the homage. Just like nicki retarded Stan’s would say about nicki paying homage to Kim in her underground days. I see no more homage nicki deserves lol

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  41. GirlBye

    She can’t be serious. You can’t be happy and give congrats to a person and demanding homage in the same text. She should of just gave the positive comment on iggy then allow iggy to respond with this “homage” nicki feels she’s owed. It just seems fake and phony of her to say this but then again iggy did chart higher than her ass with 1 single lol I cud see the bitterness in this statement.

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  42. KENBARBUK

    First things first,

    My time will start today, Nicki paved the way – Treasure Island | Iggy Azalea

    I respect her ( Iggy Azalea) ….. – Fuse Interview Nov ’12 | Nicki Minaj

    [ Nicki has ALWAYS paid homage to female rappers, Look at most of her 2011 Award Speeches & Just last year did she also name her influences ( including Kim] so if y’all are going to bash her at least make sure you know what you’re talking about]

    Now,

    I just would appreciate if they would acknowledge that – Now that SHADE towards Azealia Banks ( They had a squabble on twitter)

    And y’all can either chose to accept that Nicki did infact open door for this generation of female MCs. I mean I can only list so much of ‘Nicki being the first female rapper to…..’

    And she’s making it possible for FEMALE MCs to be Business Oriented while still being in the game and I’m sure Iggy would follow that route ( for that bit of extra CoinZ)

    Nicki is only 10M away from being the richest female MCs and she’s about to sell her Myx for 250M ( where she exclusively told Breakfast Club) also making her the FIRST female MCs to hit 100M+

    Y’all need to stop discrediting Nicki, I suspect most of you haters are at your 20s and it’s truly sad. Get off the internet!

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  43. John

    She paved the way? LOL
    Lil’ Kim, Missy, Brat, Eve, Foxy, paved the way, NOT you. You’re just trash!!

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  44. KENBARBUK

    This whole mess reminds of Rihanna vs Rira Ora.

    Y’all was swearing up and down that Rita was going to replace Rihanna.

    Nicki is #4 on iTunes ( her highest peak solo) , I’m sure none of y’all was expecting her to reach the top 10 since Iggy has taken the crown.

    -yawn-

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    troof Reply:

    @KENBARBUK, Rita Ora never had a potential #1 US song

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  45. EveRyder

    Oh hell….u barbz r some of the dumbass delusional ppl I have ever seen on here. Nicki congratulating Iggy was so backhanded and not sincere. U can’t congratulate somebody and then say they should pay u homage at the sametime. Lmao at this dumb plastic hoe saying female rappers should acknowledge her……who she talking about? Must be Azealia banks,Angel haze,Iggy,and the newer girls that just got signed like snow tha product,brooke candy,katie got bandz oh ok. If she wasn’t all in the clouds and got off her high horse she could see that a lot of the girls I named shouted her out in interviews and their songs. Y’all barbz saying Nicki paid homage to lil kim…..yeah she did,but along with dressing like her,posing like her,tryna erase kim’s legacy,all while talking shit about her in ur songs like calling her a has been,stupid hoe,ragedy ann etc is not paying homage properly at all its backhanded and y’all knw it.

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    GEEZUS Reply:

    @EveRyder, Not when Ciara outsold Eve last year. Get off of Rap-Up and buy LipFlop.

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    EveRyder Reply:

    @GEEZUS, @Andy y’all might want to go buy xtra copies of sicki garbaj pills n floptions bcuz its tumbling down the charts while iggy’s fancy looking down at that bitch waving goodbye. Thanks

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    Andy Reply:

    @EveRyder, wonder if flopping harder than 8K Eve is possible :O

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    Andy Reply:

    @EveRyder, 8K

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  46. Mak

    Iggy got signed by T.I.

    Justin Bieber got signed by Usher

    $$$

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  47. Realistically

    She’s so … entitled. Why does she want CREDIT for the success of the careers that come after her? Unless she’s funding people’s records, like those two unknown singers on her label, she didn’t pave the way for anyone.

    Now, people can say they’re INSPIRED by her, but that’s where it ends.

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    Uh... Reply:

    @Realistically, The same reason why these Kim stans are still asking for respect that Nicki has always given. Lol. If Nicki wasn’t as big of a super star as she is, this wouldn’t even be a discussion.

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  48. Hating ass Bitches

    Okay, what Nicki said about paving the way is 100 percent true. She kept rap music alive for the these last six years. Why is something positive have to be turned into a negative thing? Iggy wouldn’t be nominated for a BET award this year because that category would be dead but thanks To Nicki she’s kept it Alive. Nicki recognized Iggy’s success which is something that you don’t see everyday. She said that Lil Kim’ has paved the way many times before. I have receipts so If I have to refer back, I WILL! All this hating is getting OLD real quick, grow up and gives props when it’s due! Damn. Nicki has had hits as well so don’t knock her hustle. Iggy hasn’t done nearly as much as Nicki has so stop being up he ass because she’s had one hit, which was featured on! Nicki’s single has no feature and is at #4 on the U.S. Charts so y’all can miss me with that shit. K, bye.

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    Realist Reply:

    @Hating ass Bitches, Kept it alive by being the only female ??
    and female rappers were charting and working before Nicki Minaj had her breakthrough success, you talk as if female rappers were all asleep and did NOTHING until Nicki came along.

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    Hating ass Bitches Reply:

    @Realist, Female Rap wasn’t looked at as something that would become popular or be recognized until Nicki came into the game. No one certainly wasn’t checking for the those other female rappers!

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    Andy Reply:

    @Realist, only female rapper that actually succeed. Many more tried and still try and they just can’t because… ta ta ta tummmm THEY ARE WACK

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    EveRyder Reply:

    @Hating ass Bitches, the lies u tell……first of all u can’t count bcuz nicki has only been out since 09 its 2014 that’s 5yrs total bitch. She can kick or knock doors open that were still cracked bcuz female rappers haven’t put out albums out again til after shawnna put hers out which was in 06 then nobody had one out in 07, but they had music on the radio. Missy,kim,trina, and Eve had songs out and features then lil mama and trina put out albums in 08. Trina never went away and still repping for females. She put out another album2010 b4 nicki put her debut out later that year. Trina also was still getting featured on songs even after nicki put music and albums,but nobody wants to give her credit tho. As fars the female rapper categories go BET still had that category 08 and 09 so nicki haven’t opened nothing. Thanks.

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  49. GEEZUS

    Has The New Flop been certified double sand paper in the US yet?

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    Jay Reply:

    @GEEZUS, why are you so mad tho lmao chile when are U selling any copies? go back to school Boorb.

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    GEEZUS Reply:

    @Jay, Go buy The New Flop before Piggy gets dropped from her label.

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  50. Sasha

    Funny.. I’ve never even heard of Iggy before now.

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  51. Kia

    I just don’t get what people want from Nicki. I get that she’s not everyone’s cup of tea but I don’t get why people say she ruined rap and that she has to give Lil’ Kim props for everything. There are so many artists who don’t acknowledge others who did it first. Lil’ Kim will always be remembered as one of the best female rappers ever but even if you don’t like Nicki you have to admit that her success is quite impressive. And even if her compliment seemed backhanded it is what it is.

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    Realist Reply:

    @Kia, Nicki is very successful. Good businesswoman. Smart Girl.
    but keep it 100.
    Nicki should not be demanding homage from NOBODY. who gassed her ??
    the only person demanding homage should be LIL’ KIM who has every right to. y’all just dont realize how iconic / legendary Kim is. why do you think Nicki stays taking notes ?? stop downplaying LIL’ KIM.

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  52. What Has She Done

    I’m confused. Who did Nicki Minaj get signed? What trend did she set? She’s stealing songs from underground rappers (PTAF) and performing them on stage. What other Legend has done that? She stole an underground artist (Lil Herb) from Dreezy but Dreezy paid her back by releasing a better version of Chiraq and getting accolades from Fabulous, Common, Lil Dirk, etc. What has she done? PTAF was already talking to labels before Nicki Minaj stole their song. So what door has she opened? The only thing she may have done was get the “mainstream” audience back interested in female rappers because they got tired of only listening to her. But real hip hop heads were still listening to female rappers, albeit underground or old skool. What has she done, I say?

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    Realist Reply:

    @What Has She Done, That’s what i’m saying. Nicki didn’t revive anything, if she revived it ALL FEMALES would be on top right now. Female RAPPERS were still charting and working before Nicki came along. Nicki just had breakthrough success

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    What Has She Done Reply:

    @Realist, And she only had breakthrough success because she had to damn near wait until the Legendary femcees retire. Plus, she signed with the richest label that pulled all their strings to make sure she was a success. You don’t think they encouraged Eminem, Kanye and JayZ to put her on a track? She put out her first mainstream album in 2010 and it took four years before Iggy put out a mainstream album. That’s not influencing anything. Four damn years. Then, Iggy gained success on HER watch. Nicki was only able to gain success after there was no other femcee working. She would not have been able to hang with the Legends. She would’ve been quite ordinary, like she is now. GTFOH.

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    GEEZUS Reply:

    @Realist, Stop it. Female rappers were NOT charting before Nicki came on the scene.

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    Moneytooth Reply:

    @What Has She Done, she didn’t steal any song. It isn’t uncommon for rappers to hop onto other people’s songs and remix them. I mean, B.o.B, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown and even Iggy have done it, so what makes Nicki any different? If she stole the song, PTAF wouldn’t have had been given any credit, so shut up and get your facts right. They got their credit. She didn’t steal Lil Herb, idiot. Funny how she actually own the song Chiraq. She requited him to feature on the song. People like you need to get information before they start talking shit. If you doubt Nicki’s talent, go listen to her 3 mixtapes and her freestyles. You don’t become queen of the underground for nothing. Thank you.

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  53. DIVITSOE 'CKD'

    f ya’l tokin FEMCEE’s guec u nid 2 w8 til Angel Haze drops 2 coz i tel ya’l MILF’s das yatch a Mofaka Iggy gud dat we acknowledg bt sh nothn compard 2 Barbie n Barbie juc 2nd best 2 Angel so ya’l beta ease w e h8 on Barbie n acknowledg factz as ey r

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  54. Bri

    First off iggy hiting fame off one one song she is not no go rapper like nicki nicki makes millions what do iggy have

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    What Has She Done Reply:

    @Bri, Who’s talking about money? The fact that Iggy hit a #2 Hot 100 song off her 1st album, without one-third of the promotion that Nicki had on her 1st album, speaks volume. Iggy ain’t going around being a Twitter junkie, begging her fans to support her through contests and every other prank in the book. Without social medium, and Nicki’s quirky personality that is built for it, she wouldn’t be none.

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    Andy Reply:

    @What Has She Done, #1 songs don’t give longevity, Iggy can fade away any second.

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  55. jazmin

    how dare she think she kicked in the door for female rappers hello what about kim??? dont foget you had to steal her style to get noticed you aint shit nicki :*

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    What Has She Done Reply:

    @jazmin, Absolutely. She had three mixtapes and nobody cared until she copied the famous Hardcore pose from Lil Kim. Then, to keep everybody interested, she had to keep doing Lil Kim just like she has now with the motherfuggin playboy bunny ears. She ain’t for none.

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    Andy Reply:

    @What Has She Done, lies

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    Realist Reply:

    @What Has She Done, Well Shoot !! if impersonating Kim or emulating Kim was WORKING for her, of course she’s going to continue lmao !!
    but that’s COOL. the only mis hap was Nicki not paying homage, then further busting shots at Kim in her music.

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    K Reply:

    @Realist, Nicki payed kim homage, but because that goes against your lies you are going to act like you miss it.

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    Moneytooth Reply:

    @jazmin, If y’all gonna disrespect Nicki fine, but get your facts straight. Kim opened doors, yes but female rap died with Kim. Nicki reopened the doors and opened news ones. Stop living in the past, Kim is no longer relevant in female hip hop or hip hop in general. Point made.

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  56. keesha

    mc lyte queen latifah salt and pepa roxanne shante

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  57. finnesse carver

    Im offended as a black person. Another “great white hope” trying to take over a genre we started. Not saying whites can’t do rap, but Iggy ain’t it. Her flow is forced, her whole demeanor is a joke. I have seen way better female white and back rappers and this who they decide to toss the throne to. Her whole act is phony and a the way she raps with that fake accent seems like she making fun of black people. A try hard that had racist things to say about blacks and Hispanics. This who we giving a pass too. F TI. Ill never support him again.

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    No, Nicki Minaj is a Fake Reply:

    @finnesse carver, No, Nicki Minaj’s image is forced. Nicki Minaj is a fake when she pretends to be white and record pop rap as if she has lived that life. Iggy is not forced. She’s a real “white” person. Nicki has always said that she did not go out dancing as a teen or in high school. That’s why she cannot dance and came out doing karate chops as a form of dancing. Yet, she recorded Starships, a true, highly, pop, dance track. No dahling, Nicki Minaj is the forced fake, wanna-be-white pop rap singer.

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    Andy Reply:

    @No, Nicki Minaj is a Fake, lies

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  58. nix

    hello no, she did NOT pave way for female rappers, have y’all forgotten about lil kim? like she was a rapper even before nicki minaj was born. i don’t think she’s allowed to take credit for that. if anything, she’s ruined rap for me. lol.

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  59. nix

    her and iggy are completely different people and i like iggy’s style way more than nicki minaj. i don’t like her bum ass attitude and she needs to get off her high horse. PRONTO.

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  60. dongit

    ain’t no female rapper going to respect ikki after that disgusting diss/disrespect towards every females rappers.

    karma is a B!T CH!

    expect every female rapper to diss you.

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  61. Really Real

    It’s gonna take a lot more than a new female rapper’s single about materialism to stop Nicki Minaj’s career. Lmao Lil Kim’s Nicki diss track/Nicki diss mixtape + Key’s Nicki diss video…Millions of dollars later for Nicki Minaj, & here we are again with the same claims. I wish all these women the best, but are y’all high or trippin?

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    Realist Reply:

    @Really Real, and once again this is why there can be only one female at the top. because you STANS create so much conflict it’s so annoying. just enjoy the music and stop getting into “she cant stop her career” or “she’s queen this and she’s flopping this” smh !!!

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  62. trevis

    She sounds like Nicki wtf pink #1

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  63. Female Rapper. Rapper period.

    I am a female that raps. I’m trying to come up.
    I’ll say nicki opened the door for us to be
    Accepted again. And for it to be more open. But
    Of course she didn’t open the door for female rap
    Period. But to me the real ppl who opened the doors
    Were the slaves. And civil rights ppl. Now as a female
    Rapper , I actually like nicki music some of it. But I still
    Think I kill her lmao. Definitely kill iggy but I like some of her
    Stuff too. The reason us females can’t make it or don’t get the biggest opportunities is because too emotional.
    How can I get mad as a rapper at another rapper for claiming they’re the best? That’s wtf you supposed to do. And the other females focus too much on nicki and being better than her but for me I’m coming for everybody but mostly the dudes lol. FemLes ain’t even competition to me. And I’m not a dykish stud looking rap girl and I’m not a girly video hoe looking rap girl. I’m just me. And just for being me I feel like there is nobody comparing. Now I have work to do I’m not perfect but I can have success. I know this. And most artists don’t make that much success off music alone. It’s mostly endorsements of course. ;).

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  64. Female Rapper. Rapper period.

    Plus SOMEBODY paved the way for LIL KIM TF ????

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    Oh Reply:

    @Female Rapper. Rapper period.,

    Who? Nobody ever did what Lil Kim did BEFORE.
    Kim is an Original

    Kim
    PAVED the way for every female rapper since 1996

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    Female Rapper. Rapper Period. Reply:

    @Oh, I’m talking about female rap period ! We are not talking about success. You’re getting it mixed up. There were plenty female rappers before kim. And that’s a fact. Somebody paves the way for everybody because of the very fact there is always someone before you. And we know why kim was as big as she was. Isn’t it also ironic that the most successful rapper now used the most successful “1996″ rapper as a platform for her image? Plus Kim’s style of rapping was way different then the ones before her. Honestly I like lil kim but I don’t look up to her as a rapper. She never been one of the rappers I looked up to. But I do like her music and would give her props and recognition cuz she did do a lot. But she didn’t start it period. But I never understood this paving way thing because mothafuckas is acting like the shit is impossible. Fuck outta here. If they wouldn’t have done it someone else did. But nicki opened the door for female rappers to be more accepted or at least heard but even then not really cuz of her childish fans. But nicki is definitely not the best. Lmao. She’s the most successful right now. And anybody can have that success. If you want to go mainstream. But I like some of her music. But I think her cockiness is a lil over done. Lol. It’s understandable but it’s like just like she feels she’s better than everybody. There are gonna be ppl who feels better than her. She can attack everybody but then when ppl attack her , she’s opened doors and paved ways????? Lol. Sounds insecure.

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  65. Come on, Oh + rest of the Nicki haters. COMMENT ON THIS

    First things first,

    My time will start today, Nicki paved the way – Treasure Island | Iggy Azalea

    I respect her ( Iggy Azalea) ….. – Fuse Interview Nov ’12 | Nicki Minaj

    [ Nicki has ALWAYS paid homage to female rappers, Look at most of her 2011 Award Speeches & Just last year did she also name her influences ( including Kim] so if y’all are going to bash her at least make sure you know what you’re talking about]

    Now,

    I just would appreciate if they would acknowledge that – Now that SHADE towards Azealia Banks ( They had a squabble on twitter)

    And y’all can either chose to accept that Nicki did infact open door for this generation of female MCs. I mean I can only list so much of ‘Nicki being the first female rapper to…..’

    And she’s making it possible for FEMALE MCs to be Business Oriented while still being in the game and I’m sure Iggy would follow that route ( for that bit of extra CoinZ)

    Nicki is only 10M away from being the richest female MCs and she’s about to sell her Myx for 250M ( where she exclusively told Breakfast Club) also making her the FIRST female MCs to hit 100M+

    Y’all need to stop discrediting Nicki, I suspect most of you haters are at your 20s and it’s truly sad. Get off the internet!

    -WAITS-

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  66. Iggy Did It In One Album

    Nicki Minaj is so shady. Iggy has more than a “single” on the charts but a single and a feature fighting it out with each other. So far, Iggy is only competing with Iggy. And if you look at the Itunes Hip Hop chart, Work has re-entered the top 5 list. Nicki Minaj needs to bow down and stop throwing subliminal shots. Even if it were only a single, Iggy did it with one album the first time out. We all tried to tell Nicki that all it took was another femcee to get a label backing with her same opportunities for her to look ordinary. It’s not that Nicki isn’t good, but great, hell naw.

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  67. Nicky

    Nicki obviously hasn’t listened to Iggy’s song Treasure Island. Lol She DOES thank her for paving the way.

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  68. Nicky

    “My time will start today, Nicki paved the way
    Kim, Foxy, Eve, now i can’t stop.”

    Lmfao y’all & your flop idol just mad.

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  69. lmao

    but why do ya’ll care so much im dyin over here at these comments

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  70. Cats*

    Actually, Iggy already did acknowledge that Nicki paved the way in “Iggy in Moscow”.

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  71. Chyna

    Here’s the difference between Nicki and Lil Kim, Nicki has acknowledge Kim sooooo many times and has payed homage. In every interview when they ask her who was she influenced by it was always the same people (please do your research if your gonna bash do it right) Lauryn Hill , Lil Kim , Foxy Brown , Missy Elliot and mentioned Remy a few times as well! As well as a couple POP stars.

    But still wasn’t good enough for Kim. Nicki has even said Kim influenced her and paved the way for her and paid homage in her freestyle “Whose Ya Best MC” . Still wasn’t good enough. After awhile , nobody is gonna continue to keep kissing your ass and saying it over and over and over.

    So Nicki moved on…. and to everyone saying all Nicki did was diss Kim in her music…well I mean if the shoe fits and please Kim dedicated a whole entire mixtape to Nicki that was FILLED with disses! But we dare forget about that huh.

    These new female rappers that’s been coming in the game have been wishy washy. I heard some agree that Nicki has paved the way and open new doors as far as being a rapper and later a long the line making it possible to be a BUSINESS WOMAN/MOGUL but some of these new bitches came in straight dissing her in interviews and in their music.

    I will say this though…. and here’s where I do agree with what some people are saying. Nicki is probably not going to get the full respect and credit she deserves until she’s gone. She just needs to continue to leave her mark/stamp , continue to put out dope records and handle her ever so growing businesses (Clothing Line & Myx Fusions) and let that be that. She has 17 million almost 18 million people who see everything she’s done and know everything she’s done. She reached heights and broken barriers that these bitches are going to have to come guns blazing and swinging if they ever want to reach her level.

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    Cabo Reply:

    @Chyna, Why do black people feel like others have to thank them for “paving the way”?????? You don’t see that anywhere else. As far as her being a mogul and stuff, it is only because of the internet boom/facebook/instagram etc that rappers like Lil Kim, Foxy did not have at the time so yeah…….At the end of the day nobody did anything for anybody else, it was through hard work and dedication. Black people always got something to complain about Lmao

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    Moneytooth Reply:

    @Cabo, shut yo ass up about black people. I’m guessing you white thats why you have nothing better to do than generalise us. Idiot. All rappers openend door, period. Nicki revived the closed doors. Respect where respect is due. Iggy is going to open more doors.

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    Moneytooth Reply:

    @Moneytooth, *opened

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  72. carabalo

    thats some BULLSHIT, nicki minaj needs to shut up because she did not ”pave” anybody NICKIMINAJ was paved by Lil kim, now lil kim is forgotten, and iggy is now the improved and sexier nicki minaj

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  73. Curt

    Nicki needs to shut up. Like she ever ”paved” the way for anyone. Lauryn Hill, Lil Kim, MC Lyte etc paved the way for her fake ass

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    lily Reply:

    @Curt, nicki can sing I bout you cant sing

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  74. lilly

    lggy I thick you cant sing so shut up

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  75. Moneytooth

    Nicki is a phenomenal artist and Iggy is one too. But credit has to be given where credit is due. Female hip hop was dead for a while, Nicki revived it so props to her. Iggy has as much potential to become one of the greats as much as Nicki, get your head straight. Y’all that hating on Nicki, shut yo ass up. Couldn’t do what she’s doing if you tried. She was competing was number 4 with songs that had music videos while Pills and Potions had nothing. Nicki has acknowledged Kim in the past. She called Kim one of her major influences, what else do you want? She isn’t going to bow down to Kim and worship her like a god. Nicki’s doing her own thing and Iggy likewise. Let’s be honest, Kim’s washed up only making music to diss people. It shouldn’t be like that. She was a good emcee but now she’s just petty.
    @Cabo shut yo ass up about black people. I’m guessing you white thats why you have nothing better to do than generalise us. Idiot.

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  76. nancy

    Bitches haters and who ever said nikki tits were about to burst shut the Fuck upp and iggy I is my girl all u bitches who batting how Aguilera upp

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