Nicki Minaj who took to Instagram to
appreciate her fans, also took a walk down the memory lane as she recounted how far
she has come. According to the American rapper, she
dropped her first mixtape 12 years ago and she is still proud she wrote every single word on every single song that made the list. Minaj also pointed out how she influenced the ‘Barbies & Dolls’ culture in
the music industry including wearing of coloured wigs, and stated that the new school artistes now think it’s cool to pretend they weren’t influenced by other artists.
Continuing in her rant, the ‘Pills n Potion’ crooner who said she never had a crusade by radio stations, influencers and blogs to
make her ‘Anaconda’ hit song number 1 when it was number 2 on the Hot 100, also took a swipe at Cardi B as she stated she
also never had a group of men in the studio writing her songs which was why it took a while between albums.
Recall that Nicki Minaj had accused Cardi B who is her arch-enemy, of building her career on sympathy and payola, which is the illegal practice of paying radio stations under the table to play your music in order
to boost its success.
12 years ago I dropped my 1st
mixtape. Wrote every single word on
every single song. I was so proud of
that. Eventually the barbz were all
wearing pink hair, Chinese bangs, &
Barbie chains. Colorful wigs came all
the way back in style. Everyone
became Barbies & Dolls. 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. S/O to the ones big
enough to do it: Kash, Asian, Cuban,
Saweetie, Meg, Malibu, etc.
No female rapper (other than Trina)
did a song w/me or congratulated
me on my billboard
accomplishments. I didn’t mind. I
never felt they were obligated to do
so. Just like Beyoncé isn’t obligated
to congratulate or collaborate with
Normani, etc. — I never had a
crusade by radio stations,
influencers & blogs to make my
song number 1 when Anaconda
was #2 on the Hot 100. I never had
a group of men in the studio writing
my songs for me so it took a while
between albums. Please stop these
write ups about what I didn’t do.
Y’all are rlly sick & ima call y’all out
one by one on Queen Radio. Most of
yall doing these write ups have
never fought for anything in life. You
just sit on the sidelines & watch the
To my fans;
I love, cherish you, adore you, and
thank you. God bless you.
Billboard, y’all wrote a piece about
how a white artist influenced me,
Bey & Rih?????? Where’s the article
on the black girl who charted after
10 years of no female rapper
charting? I didn’t influence trends I
guess… go fkn figure.