[photogallerylink id=134676 align=right] The artists under the Young Money banner may not be as old as some of the older and more established rappers in the industry but that hasn’t made the YM team feel any less competition against the older guys. The latest example of the intense competition amongst rappers involves Nicki Minaj and Jay-Z. And boy, is it a good one!
In an interview with Allure magazine, Nicki recalled Jay-Z approaching her and congratulating her on all her success so far. We’ll let her tell the rest: “I had a little conversation with Jay-Z at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show,” she told the magazine. “He said, ‘Congratulations on all your success.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m coming for you. I’m coming for your spot, Mr. Mogul.'”
Instead of graciously accepting his praise, she balked his obvious superiority (in money-if nothing else) and she was essentially like “sleep with one eye open.” Ha! That’s why we love Nicki Minaj!
But don’t view this as an idle threat. Especially when Nicki has already exerted so much of herself into endorsements (OPI, MAC, fashion design, Barbie!) and general money-making maneuvers, like albums and tours.
Keep an eye out. It’s about time a Queen ruled The Throne.
Nicki Minaj “Your Love”
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