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.
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