I’ll admit, I used to have a little faith in Nicki Minaj.
Keyword[s] = used to. I liked the rapper who damn near went harder than Jay-Z & Kanye on ‘Monster’. I liked the chick who was talking about getting a girl for her & usher [0_o] to parley with. Unfortunately, that has all gone to shit.
Now she’s rapping about double D boobs & Dolly Parton, she’s a star like a sherrif badge… and some other ol’ stupidness that makes me literally shake my head when I hear it.
In my honest opinion, Nicki could have been the… dare I say it?… new age Lil’ Kim.
I mean, let’s talk about this for a second. When Kim came out, she had the colorful wigs, she was definitely holding her own among the boys that were Junior M.A.F.I.A., and she was THEE female rapper of the 90′s who had bars but sold sex all at the same time. When Nicki came out, we saw her in that infamous pose [no Drake though LOL] and instantly we knew, this chick might have something going for her. Like, that’s the angle she is going for? Cool. Let’s see where this goes.
I think when she first came out, her guest spots were better than some of her own songs. For example, I already named ‘Monster’ and ‘Little Freak’, but add ‘Bottoms Up’ with Trey Songz and put those against ‘Massive Attack’, ‘Right Thru Me’ and all her other pop songs that she put out. That’s the better Nicki, right?
Her debut album, Pink Friday, came out and I feel like the majority of the hip hop community was disappointed with the content, because it didn’t match with what was heard. She was trying to sing on most of her songs… I thought she was a rapper!
I guess she was smart in making the comparison between her & Kim in the beginning, but then she flipped it on everybody. Then came the Nicki vs. Lil’ Kim ‘beef’. Lil’ Kim wanted Nicki to pay homage to her for biting her style, Nicki basically said how much more do you want me to say about how you influenced me, then she stomped all over Kim. Nicki started talking about Kim in her songs, she did an interview with Angie Martinez slamming Kim and a whole bunch of other stuff about Kim that was uncalled for. Granted Lil’ Kim has fallen off previous to that [because the song she performed at Rip The Runway was not it]
… but I digress.