Nicki Minaj has been in the Hip Hop game for over a decade, she’s been on Queenie reign ever since and can be said to be one of the hardest female rapper ever. She’s released many albums, mixtapes hit singles and all.
She’s never been in a ghost writer drama although she’s had some beef with other artists in the Industry. When it seems her works are about to be forgotten as other female rappers are now in the game.
“12 years ago I dropped my 1st mixtape,” she begins, sharing an image of Playtime Is Over. “Wrote every single word on every single song. I was so proud of that.” Perhaps it’s simply her native New York energy, but it’s clear that hip-hop purism is an important tenet of her artistry.
Likewise is paying respect to the legends who came before, something she feels the younger generation are unwilling to do. “I always shouted out my influences in my interviews. Now a days, it’s become cool to pretend u weren’t influenced by other artists,” she writes.
“S/O to the ones big enough to do it: Kash, Asian, Cuban, Saweetie, Meg, Malibu, etc.”
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While Minaj has worked with several legends in the game, including OGs like Lil Wayne, Eminem, Ludacris, Gucci Mane, Rick Ross, Cam’Ron, and 2 Chainz, Nicki has seldom shared the stage with a female presence.
“No female rapper (other than Trina) did a song w/me or congratulated me on my billboard accomplishments,” she continues. “I didn’t mind. I never felt they were obligated to do so. Just like Beyoncé isn’t obligated to congratulate or collaborate with Normani, etc.”
“I never had a group of men in the studio writing my songs for me so it took a while between albums,” she continues, warning the naysayers accordingly. “Please stop these write ups about what I didn’t do. Y’all are rlly sick & ima call y’all out one by one on Queen Radio.”