Nicki Minaj recently spoke out about her opinion that she is better than most male rappers.
*During a recent interview with MTV News, Young Money’s Nicki Minaj spoke out as she claimed that she is lyrically better than most male rappers.
Nicki Minaj states while speaking on living up to expectations:
I think I had more pressure during my second album, because I had just sold 2.5 million records worldwide after eight years of a female rapper even having a number one on Billboard. So I had all these things in my head like, “Can I live up to this?” It’s just I felt so bombarded with everything people were expecting.
As she continues, Nicki states that she is lyrically better than most male rappers:
This time I care less about the acceptance and more about me being the lyrical, ill bitch that I am. Knowing that I am lyrically better than most of the male rappers out there. Yes, I’m gonna say it. I don’t get the credit that I deserve. Like “Up In Flames” on The Re-Up, if a dude was on that song with me, everyone would have talked about it and they would say “Oh, who had the best verse?’” or “Blah Blah blah.” But when I put a song out by myself…Men run the Hip Hop game, let’s be honest…They not gonna recite a female. They just feel funny and it is what it is. But when I look at my verses, and the wordplay, and the metaphors and all that stuff… I’ve put in my work lyrically.
*Watch Nicki Minaj’s interview with MTV below: