Popular American rapper, Onika Tanya Maraj, popularly known as Nicki Minaj recently took to her Instagram page to appreciate her fans and also to recount how far she has come as she took a walk down memory lane but not without taking a swipe at her arch-enemy, Cardi B.
The American rapper, who is reportedly getting married to her childhood friend, Kenneth Petty, revealed she released her first mixtape 12 years ago and that she is proud to have written every single word on each of the songs that made the list.
She further revealed that she never had a crusade by radio stations, influencers and blogs to make her “Anaconda” hit song number 1 when it was number 2 on the Hot 100. The rapper also stated that she also has never had a group of men in the studio writing her songs; a statement many have deemed as a swipe at Cardi B.
You’d recall that Nicki Minaj had once accused Cardi B of building her career on sympathy and payola, an act that is termed illegal because it involves the music artiste or record label paying radio stations under the table to play their music in order to boost its success.
12 years ago I dropped my 1st mixtape. Wrote every single word on every single song. I was so proud of that.
Eventually the barbz were all wearing pink hair, Chinese bangs, & Barbie chains. Colorful wigs came all the way back in style.
Everyone became Barbies & Dolls. I always shouted out my influences in my interviews. Now a days, it’s become cool to pretend u weren’t influenced by other artists. S/O to the ones big enough to do it: Kash, Asian, Cuban, Saweetie, Meg, Malibu, etc.
No female rapper (other than Trina) did a song w/me or congratulated me on my billboard accomplishments.
I didn’t mind. I never felt they were obligated to do so. Just like Beyoncé isn’t obligated to congratulate or collaborate with Normani, etc. — I never had a crusade by radio stations, influencers & blogs to make my song number 1 when Anaconda was #2 on the Hot 100.
I never had a group of men in the studio writing my songs for me so it took a while between albums. Please stop these write ups about what I didn’t do.
Y’all are rlly sick & ima call y’all out one by one on Queen Radio. Most of yall doing these write ups have never fought for anything in life. You just sit on the sidelines & watch the doers do!!!!
To my fans;
I love, cherish you, adore you, and thank you. God bless you.
Billboard, y’all wrote a piece about how a white artist influenced me, Bey & Rih?????? Where’s the article on the black girl who charted after 10 years of no female rapper charting? I didn’t influence trends I guess… go fkn figure.
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