News: Foxy Brown Yields Spotlight To Nicki Minaj, "I'm Not Trying To Be Seen Until The Album Drops" [Audio]
Wednesday, Aug 26, 2009 10:45AM
Foxy Brown recently revealed her plan to fall back from the spotlight to concentrate on her forthcoming album and she explained why Lil Wayne protege Nicki Minaj may be the only female rap newcomer with a popular buzz.
Speaking with radio personality Golden Girl earlier this summer, the Brooklyn, New York-based emcee shared her thoughts on Young Money's female rap talent.
"The album is, seriously, I thought I couldn't top Broken Silence, but it's scary, it's so crazy," Foxy said in an interview earlier this summer. "Everybody is like, 'Fox, please, please drop this album. Female rap is over, come on.' I've been in the studio...And I have the T.V. show too so its been a little crazy. I'm just trying to be real low right now, I'm not trying to be seen until the album drops and then I'ma come out and kill everything in sight...There really isn't any [female rappers] other than Nicki Minaj who I really like that's new. That's my little homegirl -- I've always embraced her from the beginning, I've always showed her a lot of love -- I absolutely think she's the only person out there right now that's just doing a little something..." (Power 99)
Nicki previously spoke on her admiration for Foxy in an interview last May.
"She always made me feel like, 'I like you,' and that's big coming from her," Nicki said alongside Foxy. "In my situation with 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...Want a menage? No, I'ma turn Foxy Brown out. Y'all ain't ever heard Foxy on no crazy sh*t. I'ma turn her out. She the baddest b*tch in the game right now, she's looking real succulent, real good right now. She's turning me on right now. Nah [laughs] but I'ma put it on Foxy, but yeah, shout-out to her for being a real b*tch and to all y'all fake b*tches out there, please, no h*mo." (The Come Up)
While known for being compared to Lil Kim due to her sexual content and poses, Nicki recently promised her movement was bigger than an appealing image.
"The sexual and sexy stuff is really not who I am," Nicki explained in an interview. "I think all girls can take a sexy picture. Me, the core person, is more about making dope music, saying cute things and having fun. And being young and free-spirited so I'm focusing on just being me and what I do is, you know, I rap, I sing, I act. I combine all of those because I never feel like I'm the same person. You know what I mean, I feel like I'm different. My movement right now is based on all the girls in the world, no matter what their age is, race is, whatever, just coming together and having fun." (Boom Box)
Foxy originally planned to release a new album by Christmas 2008.
"We are getting the new Foxy Brown album out on Christmas Eve," she told radio personality DJ Envy last fall. "If that's a Tuesday, then I'll be dropping it on Christmas Eve. If it's not, it's the Tuesday before Christmas. Like I'm at my best. I'm in my best shape, the best shape of my life and I feel good. I'm about to sign an incredible deal with a major and then one of your favorite artists. It's going to be incredible, with a joint venture." (Hot 97)
Check out Foxy Brown's interview below: