Nicki Minaj Clarifies Her Comments On 'Reintroducing' Female Rappers

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16:  Nicki Minaj performs onstage during the Meadows Music and Arts Festival - Day 2 at Citi Field on September 16, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

Nicki Minaj Clarifies Her Comments On 'Reintroducing' Female Rappers

"Blogs & tv shows don't care to do actual research these days..."

Published October 17, 2017

Nicki Minaj seems to have ruffled a few feathers after crediting herself for playing a pivotal role in "reintroducing" female rappers to the pop culture lexicon. 

But the head Barb is here to clear the air once and for all. 

Tuesday evening (Oct. 17), Nicki took to Instagram to address her comments in a lengthy Instagram post. "I see ppl remixing my words so let me post 'exactly' what I said for the intelligent ones in the back," the "Feeling Myself" rapper began. "Now, if you can find the part where I said 'I made female rappers mainstream,' I'll give you $100,000.00." 

"Blogs & tv shows don't care to do actual research these days," she continued. "They only care about what grabs your attention... at anyone's expense. Imagine me saying I made female rappers mainstream when there were so many women who already had platinum albums under their belts." 

As previously reported, during an in-depth interview with XXL, the Queens lyricist spoke at great length about her distinctive brand and how she's helped bring female lyricists back to the forefront. “My role in hip-hop has been super unique because when my first album came out, there had been so much time where there wasn’t a female rap album out that went platinum,” Nicki explained. “There wasn’t a big female rap presence right before I got in. So, my role was really reintroducing the female rapper to pop culture.”

And, as you would expect, once the internet caught wind of Nicki's comments, the backlash began to fly almost immediately. But, if you ask the Trinidadian beauty, "the social media band wagon era" needs to fine tune their comprehension skills. 

Check out Nicki Minaj's full remarks below. 

I see ppl remixing my words so let me post "exactly" what I said for the intelligent ones in the back. Now, if you can find the part where I said "I made female rappers mainstream", I'll give you $100,000.00. 😅 blogs & tv shows don't care to do actual research these days, they only care about what grabs your attention... at anyone's expense. Imagine me saying I made female rappers mainstream when there were so many women who already had platinum albums under their belts. 🙃 Lauryn sold 10 million off one album, Eve had platinum singles w/Alicia, Gwen Stefani, her own tv show & clothing line. It doesn't get more mainstream/pop than Missy's biggest singles. Foxy&Kim had platinum albums & shaped the sound of NY female rappers, Latifah had her own sitcom, Trina was on billboard with hits, etc-🙂 I appreciate the love but I never said that. 🦄🦄🦄 now what I DID say is right here for anyone w/their own brain to decipher words on their own. I know it's hard in the social media band wagon era, but try. It's fun. 🙈. When I came out, there had been a drought of a few years where NO female rap album had gone platinum, females weren't getting budgets, the industry did NOT believe in the female rapper anymore. They had stopped generating MONEY for labels. Ask any rap historian or just anyone with a brain. These are facts and nothing but the facts. So I "REINTRODUCED" the "successful" female rapper back to POP CULTURE. Showed big business we were major players in the game just like the boys were. ♥️😍😘 love you guys for holding me down but what's true is true & whats not is just simply not. 🙂 update your blogs & tv shows with what I actually said please 🙄🤣. I can't believe this lil interview made it to tv. Haha. See u guys on tour next year. I got a cpl BIG surprises. AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! 😘

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Written by Kai Miller

(Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

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