Nicki Minaj may have been the Queen of Hip Hop in 2011, but in 2012…NOT SO MUCH! Not one, not two, but three Major Players in Hip Hop have blasted the pint-sized raptress for being too commercial and a copycat. And get this: All three disses popped off over the weekend.
1. When “Lil Kim got the news that Nicki Minaj (her present rival) and Foxy Brown (her former rival) were planning to link up on stage. She took to Twitter to express her disgust, claiming Nicki once again stole her idea by bringing female rappers together like she did last week with Missy and Eve:
‘Hot damn ho here we go again. Monkey see monkey do. I heard the haters are joining forces against the Queen. LMAO !!!! Have a great show!!! Break a leg!!!! Hahahaha!!!! My love for the female hip hop movement has always been genuine. All the females I’ve been bringing out recently I have love for. If u see anybody else doing it … Its not genuine …Know it’s only to copy and compete with me …….. For those of u who have been brainwashed by the fraud …Let’s open our eyes now people …the clone is not bringing ladies out for the luv. It’s strictly because I’m doing it ! Love u Team Kim and all my fans across the world ..they’ll believe one day very soon !!’
2. Hot 97 ‘s morning show host Peter Rosenberg (who has made it no secret that he isn’t feeling Nicki’s commercial crossover), hit the stage (at the Hot 97 Summer Jam Concert) to hype the crowd up for the day’s performances and ended up slighting Nicki and her single “Starships” in the process.
‘I see the real Hip-Hop heads sprinkled in here. I see them. I know there are some chicks here waiting to sing ‘Starships’ later, I’m not talking to y’all right now. F-ck that bullsh-t. I’m here to talk about real Hip-Hop sh-t. People here to see A$AP Rocky today. People here to see ScHoolboy Q on this stage. That’s the sh-t I represent.’
3. Later in the show, Funkmaster Flex took the opportunity to slam Nicki Minaj on stage and he promised on twitter that he would be dropping even more bombs during his show tonight. (This surprised Nicki’s fans because Nicki had given Flex the ‘Roman Reloaded’ track as an exclusive earlier this year). Flex said while on stage:
‘We ain’t f–kin with commercial rappers no more! If you lost the f-ckin streets, its your fault! If you don’t go gold, it’s your fault! I’m dedicated to tearing you down! F-ck with me! We gon show you mama, you think you didn’t sell any records this time?’”