We all have heard many words to describe Nicki Minaj, but humble is not one that comes up in conversation too often.
Minaj has a pretty lengthy list of public beefs including on going war for rap queen with fellow female rapper Remy Ma, initiating back in 2007, when Minaj was first gaining momentum in her rap career. Since then the shots have been fired from both sides, giving us great beef tracks such as Minaj’s No Frauds and Remy’s Shether. Others who join Remy on Minaj’s long list of beefs are Lil Kim, who has always felt that Minaj needed to pay homage as she claims Minaj has stolen her style which made her Queen B in the 90’s. Taylor Swift who found herself on the wrong side of Minaj’s tweet addressing unfair practices in the music industry. And of course who can forget Minaj confronting Miley Cyrus at the 2015 VMAs, “… and now back to this b**** that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press, Miley, what’s good, ” after Cyrus commented on Minaj and Swift’s twitter feud to the press.
While we have all enjoyed her sassy clap back ways, it must be admitted that in moments of humility Minaj seems to truly shine and captivate her fans.
First paying the ultimate homage to legendary Lauren Hill by bowing down to the ground in her, what I can only imagine to be, overwhelmingly awesome presence. Video captured Minaj’s sincere words, “I’m in love with you… I’m in love with your spirit, your mind, everything about you,” clearly expressing the honor she felt in meet her idol.
Minaj has now displayed her admiration for female rapper Foxy Brown. On Brown’s 39th birthday Minaj admitted proudly, ” I may have never even started rapping if it wasn’t for her,” on her Instagram page. She went on to say, “She’s still the only thing I compete w/when it comes to precision of flow, delivery & execution.”
Not sure if Minaj has turned over a new leaf or if she is simply giving props where they are deserved. Either way, these moments give us a well rounded view of the hip hop superstar.