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MC Lyte Sings Praises To Nicki Minaj, Calls Her A “Smart Business Woman” [Video]


MC Lyte was spotted at a Pennsylvania college this week where she not only taught a class, but gave a special shoutout to Nicki Minaj.

The legendary female emcee was teaching at Millersville University when the Young Money princess was brought up in the lecture.

Instead of bashing her, like another female rapper famously has, Lyte took the high road and sang her praises to Minaj saying,

“She is a smart business woman. Creatively she is a mesh of sweet tea of MC Lyte, of Salt N Pepa, of Eve, of Kim, of Foxy, of everyone that has existed before. And we all have followed the steps of such great female MCs. There’s no way that I can say that I wasn’t influenced by Salt N Pepa.”


She also made sure to add that despite what others say, Nicki shows respect to the ones who came before and pays homage.

“She gives homage. She’s says she’s been influenced by the female MCs but she’s also been influenced by a certain genre of music that many of us love but never had the guts to put it as a part of our music and that’s pop culture.”


Nicki has since seen the video herself and thanked Lyte on Twitter saying,

“@MClyte thanks for the kind words sis.”


Check out MC Lyte praising Nicki Minaj below.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8tARwRoQeM&feature=player_embedded]

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  • Um

    Its great to c somethng positive, thank God. The world is full of negative ppl, almost everyone lukz da same(based on attitude). Real woman and men have the ability to stand alone despite of what other think.

  • wesside

    she is so sweet

  • Shea

    MC Lyte is a TRUE woman who knows her time has come & gone, but she can still rock w/the best of them….I kno Kim will have nothing 2 say 2 Lyte, we ALL know who would win that battle hands down

  • Bella

    I think you guys misquoted Lyte, “sweet tea”, it seems she was referring to the rapper Sweet Tee.