With Nicki Minaj representing the current wave of new female rappers, SOHH hit up Ruff Ryders‘ Drag-On to see how Eve compares to the Young Money star.
While declaring his loyalty to E-v-e, Drag said he could not deny Nicki’s rap contributions as of late.
“Yeah of course, Eve is always gonna be in it to win it, she’s working on her album right now too,” Drag told SOHH. “I heard it’s bananas too. Like, it’s crazy. She’s always in it to win it. But I like Nicki Minaj, I ain’t gonna front. I like her swag and what she’s got going on.” (SOHH)
Female rapper Lil Mama recently spoke on Minaj’s use of sex appeal.
“Nicki Minaj is a talented rapper,” Lil Mama said in an interview. “She’s out there, she’s doing her. What she represents, I don’t represent and she’s doing something different, that’s her lane. As the voice of the young people, Lil Mama, I focus on bringing up young girls to respect their bodies, respect theyself, do it up.” (BET)
Former King Magazine covergirl Lola Monroe has also given her stance on Minaj comparisons.
“I don’t do the Barbie thing — that’s her thing,” LoLa said in an interview. “I really don’t agree with it, that’s basic. It doesn’t make sense to me because first off, you’re basically saying I’m jacking somebody who has never been known to have their style all throughout their career. She’s never been set to have her own style. It’s always been set to say she’s jacking Lil’ Kim to Foxy [Brown] and now Lil Wayne. So how can I be jacking somebody or using somebody’s style if they never been known to have their own style. That part never made sense. That’s one. Another thing, it kind of comes from Wayne is in the foundation of my music and what I’ve listened to him for years and years. So you can hear his styles in my music. And you know, that’s her mentor and that’s somebody whom she’s under and so she’s known to sound like Wayne. That’s all they say about her now. I believe the similarities may have come from that but besides that, I have my own style, I have my own lane. She does what she does, ya feel me?” (All Hip Hop)
Despite being signed to Dr. Dre‘s Aftermath record label in the past, Eve has reportedly been dropped from Interscope Records.
There are reports that Eve has completely lost her…clothing line, Fetish, and she has been dropped from her label. The label news comes at a good time for Eve, being that the new Ruff Ryders video dropped last week and the anticipated success of their collective album looks to be in the future for the Pit Bull in a skirt. (Bossip)
Check out Lola Monroe speaking on Nicki Minaj below: