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Nicki Minaj Clarifies Her Comments On Female Rappers

"I see ppl remixing my words so let me post 'exactly' what I said for the intelligent ones in the back."ย 

Nicki Minaj is setting the record straight.

Earlier this month, the "No Frauds" rapper sat down with XXL to discuss her career and the challenges she's faced as a female rapper. She also spoke about the role she played in helping reintroduce female rappers to the mainstream world, explaining, "There wasn't a big female rap presence right before I got in. So, my role was reintroducing the female rapper to pop culture."

Nicki must not have been pleased with the coverage her comments received, because she took to Instagram on Tuesday to clarify her statements.

"I see ppl remixing my words so let me post 'exactly' what I said for the intelligent ones in the back," she 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."

Minaj then paid homage to women who paved the way, including Lauryn Hill, Gwen Stefani, Eve, Alicia Keys, Missy Elliot, Foxy Brown, Lil' Kim, Trina, and Queen Latifah. Check out her full post 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. ๐Ÿ˜… 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. ๐Ÿ™ƒ 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-๐Ÿ™‚ I appreciate the love but I never said that. ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„ 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. ๐Ÿ™ˆ. 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. โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜ love you guys for holding me down but what's true is true & whats not is just simply not. ๐Ÿ™‚ update your blogs & tv shows with what I actually said please ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿคฃ. 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!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜˜

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