Nicki Minaj may consider herself the queen of rap, but that doesn't mean she's beyond paying homage to the rappers she looks up to.
Minaj took to Instagram this week to show love for "the only thing I compete with," Foxy Brown, who celebrated her 39th birthday on Monday. In honor of Brown's big day, Minaj shared a heartfelt message about the "Ill Na Na" rapper's influence on her work, even crediting Brown as being one of the artists who first inspired her to pick up a mic.
"I may have never even started rapping if it wasn't for her," Minaj wrote. "KING FOX. Her flow & delivery is still unmatched. You can't listen to me w/o hearing her influence. She's still the only thing I compete w/when it comes to precision of flow, delivery & execution. Trini QUEEN! Happy Birthday my love @foxybrown."
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Take a look at Minaj's birthday post below.
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