Is Nicki Minaj Threatened By Iggy Azalea?
Nicki Minaj must certainly be feeling the pressure ahead of the release of her third studio album ‘The Pink Print’ later this year.
Especially after the lukewarm response of ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’, the negative reception of her stint on ‘American Idol’ and more importantly the fact that there’s a new female rapper on the scene…
This week Australian born rapper Iggy Azalea topped the U.S. ITunes charts with her single ‘Fancy’ and looks set to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart also.
Alongside that her collaboration on the single ‘Problem’ with Ariana Grande is sitting nicely in the U.S. top five and her international career is steadily rising. It now certainly seems that Nicki could soon be sharing her female rap crown.
But how does Nicki feel about the rise of Iggy? Does she see her as a threat? In a recent interview Minaj seems somewhat supportive saying ‘’Her single is doing really, really well and I think that’s a good thing,
‘’One thing I’m not is a hater. If somebody is doing something and they did it well, and their song is charting well, then congratulations. I think that’s a great thing for women and we’re gonna keep it moving’’
She later continues by adding a bold statement saying ‘’I just want female rappers to understand that I’ve kicked in a lot of doors form them and I would appreciate of they would acknowledge that’’.
Whilst it’s great the see Nicki Minaj welcoming a new female rappers success, we can’t help but see echoes in her statement and the ones Lil’ Kim said when Nicki’s star was on the rise?
Nevertheless it will be interesting to see how the two female MC’s careers pan out over the next few months.
Nicki’s new single ‘Pills N Potions’ has just been released and already charted on the lower regions of international charts. Her album ‘The Pink Print’ has yet to confirm a release date.
Listen to her new single below,
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Article By: Grant Savage