Nicki Minaj has become an unwilling target of criticism after she says news outlets and blogs took her comments out of context. Taking to Instagram, the Queens superstar left a pointed message to those the media who took her XXL Magazine comments out of context.
From Nicki Minaj’s IG:
I see ppl remixing my words so let me post “exactly” what I said for the intelligent ones in the back. Now, if you can find the part where I said “I made female rappers mainstream”, I’ll give you $100,000.00. blogs & tv shows don’t care to do actual research these days, they only care about what grabs your attention… at anyone’s expense.
Imagine me saying I made female rappers mainstream when there were so many women who already had platinum albums under their belts. Lauryn sold 10 million off one album, Eve had platinum singles w/Alicia, Gwen Stefani, her own tv show & clothing line. It doesn’t get more mainstream/pop than Missy’s biggest singles. Foxy&Kim had platinum albums & shaped the sound of NY female rappers, Latifah had her own sitcom, Trina was on billboard with hits, etc.
Nicki does deserve credit for being an icon for women in the male-dominated scene of Hip-Hop music and branching out to other mediums. Just saying.
In other news, Wendy Williams seems to agree that Nicki did indeed bring women in Hip-Hop back into view for the current generation, but happened to throw Lil’ Kim under the bus in the process. That might not go over too well.
Read Nicki Minaj’s full Instagram post below and hit the flip to see Wendy Williams dish about Lil’ Kim on the flip.