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Nicki Minaj Reacts To “Queen of Hip Hop” Title

Earlier this year, YMCMB’s Nicki Minaj was dubbed “The Queen of Hip-Hop” by Rolling Stone, and in a recent interview with Funkmaster Flex for MTV2’s “Funk Flex Full Throttle” show, Minaj talked about her new crown.

“It was very, very amazing to me,” Nicki said. “I was so excited ’cause they’re really respected, and then when I went on all the TV shows, they kept on saying, ‘She’s been dubbed the New Queen of Hip-Hop by Rolling Stone magazine,’ so I was like, that happened at the perfect time.”

“I’m honored because I obviously have been working hard to get to this place,” she continued. “Whether or not I’m the queen of anything, everybody’s gonna have their own opinion and I don’t do this thinking I’m the queen of this, I’m the queen of that. I just feel like I’m working hard and I just want people to recognize that.”

Nicki Minaj sold over 1,300,000 copies of her debut album, Pink Friday.

It seems like she’s wearing the crown quite nicely.

Watch the MTV2 clip below.