Nicki Minaj: "The Greats Give Me Respect"

Nicki Minaj thinks it’s “comical” for people to question her skills at this point in her career.

After two No. 1 albums (and one No. 2), Nicki Minaj is tired of people questioning her rapping abilities. “To undermine my skill & diversity as an MC is actually comical @ this point,” Minaj wrote on Twitter in response to people who suggested that her success was not directly related to her musical talent. 

The Pinkprint rapper began her outburst after seeing the Twitter account for the gossip site Bossip retweeting some opinions that she found offensive. Bossip had asked its followers, “Why aren’t there more mainstream female rappers?,” and many of the responses discredited the success of the world’s premier female mainstream rapper, Nicki Minaj. 

“I saw Bossip retweeting ignorance so I figured I’d put that out there. Lol. The greats give me my respect. The great journalists as well,” Nicki tweeted, after explaining that she’s “gone toe to toe w/ every one of your favorite male MC’s.”

She then pointed out how she’s been on tracks with rappers such as Lil Wayne, Jay Z, Kanye West, and Eminem and held her own in each instance. She feels that any male rapper capable of such accomplishments would never have his greatness questioned. 

Certain naysayers suggested that Nicki’s body, and specifically, her booty, is the main reason she’s so famous, which prompted her to respond by asking if male rappers are “only successful cuz they have a big bulge?” 

Read the entire series of tweets below. 

#seriousquestion Why aren’t there more mainstream female rappers?

— Bossip (@Bossip) December 11, 2015

I’ve gone toe to toe w/everyone of your favorite male MC’s. To undermine my skill & diversity as an MC is actually comical @ this point. πŸ‘ΈπŸ½πŸ˜œ

— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) December 11, 2015

I saw Bossip retweeting ignorance so I figured I’d put that out there. Lol. The greats give me my respect. The great journalists as well.

— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) December 11, 2015

If a male rapper was on tracks w/Wayne, Jay, Eminem, Kanye, etc going ROUND 4 ROUND he’d b hailed as a GREAT as well. Jealousy is a disease

— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) December 11, 2015

Not giving me my props doesn’t stop me from being great. I am a mogul. Your hate is what made this possible. Lol. Thank uuuuuu! Mmuuaahhh!!!

— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) December 11, 2015

To imply someone’s ass is the reason they get on tracks and hold their own with every great MC who is still alive 😩 black ppl, do better lol

— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) December 11, 2015

Lol. R the male rappers only successful cuz they have a big bulge ? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ’πŸ’ŽπŸ‘ΈπŸ½ https://t.co/lF5ngNpe3A

— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) December 11, 2015

Your greatest achievement in life will be attempting to undermine my greatest achievements in life. lol. Now check that. Phaedra voice πŸ€—

— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) December 11, 2015

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