News: Nicki Minaj Turns The Other Cheek On Rap Beefs, "Even When They Say Slick Sh*t" [Video]
Wednesday, Jul 29, 2009 10:35AM
Rap newcomer Nicki Minaj recently spoke on her decision to turn down rap beefs in order to help continue building a hip-hop movement.
Speaking with DJ Whoo Kid, Nicki explained why female emcees should stick together rather than trade diss records with one another.
"They're trying," Nicki said about the lack of female rap presence. "Could you give us a freaking break? I support all of the girls. Anybody doing something, I support you girls. And I think sometimes the girls think I don't support them or I don't want to see them succeed. Even when they say slick sh*t about Nicki Minaj, I'm still thinking, I wish you well. Because this is a movement, it's bigger than Nicki Minaj. It's just a movement and I want to be a part of something big. Pause." (Radio Planet TV)
Southern rapper Trina recently spoke on the female side of hip-hop and co-signed Nicki's placement in rap.
"One of my favorite records of all time is Lil' Kim's 'Ladies' Night,'" Trina said in an interview earlier this year. "Mostly every female that was in the game was in that video. I think that's what we are missing. That unity. But the great thing is there are other girls coming up like Nicki Minaj. We have to show that women are relevant in hip-hop. We have a voice. We do have things to say. But more importantly women need other women to make them feel strong. I come from a family of all women, so that's the strength that I get." (Vibe)
Nicki recently spoke with SOHH about another form of unity within the rap game involving Kanye West associate Amber Rose hitting on her via Twitter.
"I was very shocked," she revealed. "It was funny. She said it to me when we met in person so I was like, 'Whoa she's dead serious 'cause she put it on Twitter.' I was just laughing like everybody else probably. I had to take it in a little bit...pause. She's a dope girl. She's real funny. She just took an interest to me. I guess that's a good thing when a bad b*tch likes you, you know?" (SOHH)
She previously said Foxy Brown was an influence for her linking with Lil Wayne's Young Money camp.
"She always made me feel like, 'I like you,' and that's big coming from her," Nicki said alongside Foxy in an interview last spring. "In my situation with [Lil] Wayne, Foxy was one of the first people who said 'Do that sh*t' like she compared it to Jay-Z and herself at the time. She said f*ck with Wayne." (Forbez DVD)
Check out Nicki Minaj's interview with DJ Whoo Kid below: