Lil Mama Says Nicki Minaj Copied Her Style: “Flattered Because She Imitated Me” [Photos]
Lil Mama Speaks On Nicki Minaj
Rapper turned America’s Best Dance Crew judge Lil Mama thinks Young Money artist Nicki Minaj stole her style.
In a recent interview with Vibe.com, Lil Mama explains why she feels that she’s the inspiration behind Nicki’s look.
“My cut is blunt and futuristic and Nicki Minaj started wearing that bob on her head after she came to my show, so at the end of the day I know what I do and I know what I possess and I know who I am.”
Lil Mama’s gripe with Minaj comes from her belief that the platinum selling rapper stole her hairstyle after visiting America’s Best Dance Crew.
“She was a guest on America’s Best Dance Crew and immediately afterwards, everywhere she went, she was wearing the haircut, the same exact way,” Lil Mama claims.
“I’m actually flattered because she imitated me and it felt like something that I was doing was cute and in time for the fashion and for the season, so it’s like let’s live, let’s do it,” she continued.
“I’m a trendsetter. The biggest form of flattery is imitation so I’m flattered.”
Read the entire Vibe interview here.
Take a look at some pictures of Lil Mama and Nicki Minaj.
Do you believe Lil Mama, or is this a sign of her envy in Minaj’s success as an artist?