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“Nowadays it’s become cool to pretend you weren’t influenced by other artists.”
"12 years ago I dropped my 1st mixtape," she begins, sharing an image of Playtime Is Over. "Wrote every single word on every single song. I was so proud of that." Perhaps it's simply her native New York energy, but it's clear that hip-hop purism is an important tenet of her artistry. Likewise is paying respect to the legends who came before, something she feels the younger generation are unwilling to do. "I always shouted out my influences in my interviews. Now a days, it’s become cool to pretend u weren’t influenced by other artists," she writes. "S/O to the ones big enough to do it: Kash, Asian, Cuban, Saweetie, Meg, Malibu, etc."
Nicki Minaj Reflects On Her Twelve-Year, Ghostwriter-Free Reign
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