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Nicki Minaj gives Lil Kim her flowers and responds to a potential Verzuz Battle


Nicki Minaj believes she and Lil Kim should have been on US Vogue.

Nicki Minaj on potential Verzuz Battle with Lil Kim, says she & Kim deserve covers on U.S. Vogue

The Queen Radio founder believes she and Lil Kim should have been featured on the cover of the US iteration of Vogue. During her recent sit-down with Joe Budden, titled A Conversation With Nicki Minaj & Joe Budden, which premiered on the rapper-turned-podcaster's YouTube page on Wednesday (March 9), the Queens rapper insisted that both she and the Brooklyn star creatively influenced the current generations of femcees in the industry.


“The same way I feel like I should have been on the cover American Vogue, so should Lil Kim. If we being all the way a thousand…,” she said. “If this is what your magazine represents, influence,” she continued, to which Budden required, “Then, how do you not [influence]?”


Minaj continued, “If we being honest because every single day, any female rapper when myself or Lil Kim goes on the internet, every day we see our influence,” she said before giving Kim her flowers. “We will see our influence so I’m not gon say it’s about me only right? and not give that woman her just due about what she did.”


Nicki Minaj also weighed in on a potential Verzuz with Lil’ Kim ─ Joe suggested that the only two females who could compete with her would be Lil’ Kim and Missy Elliott. “It’s just Kim and Missy, and maybe Lauryn [Hill],” he said.


“I haven’t said anyone’s name,” Minaj replied with a coy grin before reiterating, “I’m not saying anybody’s name.”


When Budden told Minaj that she wanted to do Verzuz so she could “slaughter” the competition, Nicki said she doesn’t look at it as a battle. “No, because I approach those things as a rap fan, not as Nicki Minaj,” she said.


“I think there are a lot of…well, not a lot of,” she continued while Joe laughed.


Watch Nicki’s full interview here.


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