The wigs are frankly fake...the costumes get pretty frou-frou. But underneath her props, few women performers are more real than Nicki Minaj. From her rough childhood (her father burned down the family home) to her "attitude" (she confesses she lost more than a dozen jobs for it), Minaj calls it like she sees it. Most of us couldn't pull that off, much less be rewarded for it.
Minaj's highest compliment possibly came from veteran peer Ice-T, who said, "(Nicki) does her thing. She has her own way of doing it. She has an ill vocal delivery. She kind of reminds me of a female Busta Rhymes." Not sure about that, but we're sure Nicki Minaj has cemented her place among the best rappers ever to drop the mic.
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