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Nicki Minaj TGJuice1 Explosive : Nicki Minaj Blasts Journalist For Pop Star Claim

Despite efforts by her team to bill her as such, Nicki Minaj refuses to accept claims that she has become a Pop star.

Maybe realizing her commercial efforts are better placed when compared to that of Lil Kim‘s and not Rihanna‘s, Lia Nicholls of The Sun knows all to well how Nicki feels about her new LP ‘Roman Reloaded’ being labelled Pop.

Confused?

Peep how she reacts to the label below…

Lia Nicholls:

Two minutes into our interview and the US rapper’s language is as colourful as her day-glo outfits.

And the awkwardness makes my face turn as pink as the shirt I’ve worn in a naive attempt to impress her.

I’ve royally upset her by describing her US and UK No1 album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded as “pop”. So I stutter an explanation: “It was meant as a compliment… I have listened to it…. ”

But the 29-year-old New Yorker ain’t having it. She barks back: “You know what it is, I get tired of people making statements that go to the world and they will read what you write and what you’re saying isn’t true.

“The album is a versatile album with five dance tracks on it. The album has 19 songs and the majority of it is hip-hop. How can you give people a true account if you haven’t listened to it in its entirety?”

Aware the clock is ticking, I timidly change tack: “Let’s start again, shall we?”.

She snaps: “No! I want you to realise how annoying it is when people come to me having not heard my album in its entirety because, if you had, then you wouldn’t have said that.

“My new album has five dance tracks on it produced by RedOne, who I’m absolutely in love with. Prior to that, it has a very mix tape feel that people need to know about. With people like yourself printing things about the album, it’s really, really misleading to the average person.”

With a last-ditch attempt to try to salvage the situation, I promise: “OK, all that will be in the piece, I assure you.”

And just as I think her third tirade is about to come crashing down on me, Nicki simply turns around and says: “OK.”

Phew.

So that was the low point of the interview — documented as promised — then finally, with our allotted 20 minutes now down to 15, the interview begins.

Perhaps Nicki is unaware that the word ‘Pop’ is short for ‘Popular’, a word which we’d say describes her sound perfectly.

Clearly overreacting to what we saw as a compliment, it was pretty silly of Nicki to snap at Lia- especially when she is dependent on her Pop numbers to sell units. After all, it’s not as though ‘Beez In The Trap‘ is doing much on the charts is it?

Whether she likes it or not, she has become a Pop star who needs Pop music to sell her Pop album. Yes, while the bulk of ‘Reloaded’ is ‘Hip Hop’, it’s ‘Pound The Alarm‘ and not ‘Come On A Cone’ the world is hoping to see a video for.

But what do you think?

Is Nicki A ‘Pop Star’?

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  1. April 24, 2012 at 11:31 am
    Jamal says:
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    she just mad her CD is a FLOP!

  2. April 24, 2012 at 11:35 am
    kimberly says:
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    niki is a fool. If she cannot take the criticism she should resign. Many stars receive worst criticism than your three year career. Furthermore your album is part r&b with hip hop and pop. everything like a damn soup. you just release a hit pop single and will be releasing a video next week or so. Why must she be so rude to the interviewer. This b**** is crazy. I think that she is too embarrassed now. Superbass gave her too much confidence. TRASH ALBUM, trying to please everyone or trying to make as much money as she can before she is no more. Those wanting to talk about hip hop records. I have never heard of hip hop artist breaking record with pop songs. The industry is a mess.
    Too make it worst one of the biggest promotion papers, in the uk. THIS PLASTIC b**** GETS ME ON MY LAST NERVE. SUCK IT UP b**** AND SWALLOW THAT F&*KING EGO.

  3. April 24, 2012 at 11:36 am
    Kbyyy says:
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    ohhh lor. this turned into a total mess. she is doing pop!
    it is what it is…and she releases the pop songs to sell. her pop song superbass made her the worldwide star she is now. and so did starships….i love her but damn….calm the f*** down SMH

  4. April 24, 2012 at 11:36 am
    @iamcameronm says:
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    I love nicki minaj and her music but the songs that seem to enter the top 10 in the charts are pop.

  5. April 24, 2012 at 11:39 am
    OpD2 says:
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    but nicki do pop and rap so it would be better if they call her rap-pop,even though her core is rap,my she don’t like to be labeled as pop only.

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  7. April 24, 2012 at 11:41 am
    BEYRIHSTAN says:
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    She is Pop

  8. April 24, 2012 at 11:41 am
    OpD2 says:
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    KIMBERLY shut da f-ck up,she knows what she is talking about,and why are you so mad why do,s what she is doing matter to you,your bias @ss is calling someone else plastic i wonder what you are saying about your fav.

  9. April 24, 2012 at 11:42 am
    BEYRIHSTAN says:
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  10. April 24, 2012 at 11:43 am
    kimberly says:
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    LOOK AT THE HELLO KITTY ON HER HAT. I CAN’T WITH THIS BARBIE. I CAN’T…..
    I am so over niki, so over her. her pop songs outshining her hip hop songs. she cannot even perform pop songs and her hip hop songs flopping. She has not even master her own fu%&king genre.

  11. April 24, 2012 at 11:46 am
    jeremydante says:
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    glad that nicki spoke up about that; she has worked incredibly hard to fuse genres & to break barriers by NOT isolating her hip-hop audience as well as seeking crossover success in areas of dance/pop music. LOVE that she clarified & spoke out to the reporter. hopefully, this will be a lesson to other reporters.

  12. April 24, 2012 at 11:47 am
    OpD2 says:
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    KIMBERLY you are saying nicki should suck it up,the bottom line is no bodies hip-hop songs are doing well on the charts they are selling yes but not no high numbers on the charts it,s not happening to nicki only,that don’t mean her rap songs an’t good it,s just the way the market is now.

  13. April 24, 2012 at 11:48 am
    kimberly says:
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    OPDT lol girl my fav has been through the storms and hurricanes and still standing. My fav is not plastic. This b**** right there is plastic. Does she ever wear makeup or paint. take another look at the pic and vote. Lil wayne, jay z, drake rap songs can cut the top 10 but her rap songs cannot she have to resort to POP.

  14. April 24, 2012 at 11:50 am
    CHYNA says:
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    Girl Bye!!!! Next time try not releasing the very pop STARSHIPs as a lead single b****!!!!!!!

  15. April 24, 2012 at 11:51 am
    OpD2 says:
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    KIMBERLY she bin doing pop songs singing and all that all her pop songs have rapping on it,are you def.

  16. April 24, 2012 at 11:52 am
    the real xoxo says:
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    oh, come on Nicki. on the “rap” album there are 9 songs which arent hip hop, 5 of which you never even rapped at all! what do you expect? she cant expect to release dance-house music when here core fanbase was urban. and most of the urban songs were wack. ive given up on her. the only way she will win me back is the next album being ALL rap. and not rap-over-a-dance-beat, i mean rap like the playtime is over days. her career is dying and its her own fault. the beam me up scotty era is what got everyones attention. she needs to ditch the wigs, get that weave back and stop dressing like gwens stefanis puppy.

  17. April 24, 2012 at 12:01 pm
    OpD2 says:
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    she is just trying to explain what the album is it,s a mix with hip-hop r&b pop and dance tracks,simple as that other people talk up to interviews riri did it the other and that other chick but now nicki do it just explaining her album all off you are going in on her like it,s a world war you bias fvck can all f*** off keep doing you nicki minaj.

  18. April 24, 2012 at 12:10 pm
    Lax says:
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    Hmmmmmm a little touchy i see, wellllllllll nicki just has
    to grow a thick skin, like the rest of them and let them talk.
    Less see nicki is 29 hmmmmmm less see, shes five
    years older than the caribbean queen, which means the
    caribbean queen still have got some time on the clock.
    Hmmmmmmm i just wonder if ‘XYZ” know what nicki’s
    age is? Ohhhhhh well i am still waiting for nicki and sweet
    rita to put the caribbean out to pasture. And nicki you have
    done really great in the short time you have been in the game,
    no matter what just keep the great work up and don’t let them
    get under your skin.
    PS
    Give yo home girl the “Caribbean” will clue you in to what is good news bad news. She takes the small talk with a grain of salt. And she loves all of the
    passion that she get from media outlets and from these blogs. Just stay
    focus nicki and don’t let the small talk get you down, girl. Nicki keep up the good work.

  19. April 24, 2012 at 12:22 pm
    Nats says:
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    I think its better they call her hip pop, because thats what she is. Yes its a hip hop album, but she is also a pop star. So in essence she is hip pop. Love her.

  20. April 24, 2012 at 12:29 pm
    jesushchrist says:
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    haha she has no place in hip hop… all hail queen bee LIL KIM!
    nicki is on her way out for sure… a total mess. could have had it all and she blew it all herself.

  21. April 24, 2012 at 12:42 pm
    ROB says:
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    This is the best timing for Lil Kim to release her new album. Nicki Minaj is ain’t no rapper b****. How many rap song does she have on her latest flop album? Wahahaha :)

  22. April 24, 2012 at 12:43 pm
    oijijijs says:
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    Even her rap songs sound pop

  23. April 24, 2012 at 12:46 pm
    POP ROYALTY ( THUG LIFE ) says:
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    “The album is a versatile album with five dance tracks on it. The album has 19 songs and the majority of it is hip-hop. How can you give people a true account if you haven’t listened to it in its entirety?”
    ——————————————————

    HMmmmmmmm , let’s see :
    1. “Roman Holiday” : RAP/HIP-HOP
    2. “Come on a Cone” : RAP/HIP-HOP
    3. “I Am Your Leader” (featuring Cam’ron and Rick Ross) RAP/HIP-HOP
    4. “Beez in the Trap” (featuring 2 Chainz) RAP/HIP-HOP
    5. “HOV Lane”
    RAP/HIP-HOP
    6. “Roman Reloaded” (featuring Lil Wayne) RAP/HIP-HOP
    7. “Champion” (featuring Nas, Drake, and Young Jeezy) urban POP/HIP-HOP
    8. “Right by My Side” (featuring Chris Brown) Urban POP/HIP-HOP
    9. “s** in the Lounge” (featuring Lil Wayne and Bobby V) R&B/Hip-hop
    10. “Starships” POP/DANCE
    11. “Pound the Alarm” DANCE
    12. “Whip It” DANCE
    13. “Automatic” DANCE
    14. “Beautiful Sinner” DANCE
    15. “Marilyn Monroe” POP
    16. “Young Forever” POP
    17. “Fire Burns” POP
    18. “Gun Shot” (featuring Beenie Man) POP
    19. “Stupid h**” POPPISH hip-hop
    20. “Turn Me On” (with David Guetta) DANCE
    21. “Va Va Voom” POP
    22. “Masquerade” POP

    number of NON HIP-HOP tracks ” POP , dance ” : 12 tracks
    Number of Hip-hop tracks ” mixed with other genres” : 3 tracks
    Number of PURE HIP-HOP tracks : 6 tracks

    percentage of the POP content : 12/22 x 100 = 54.54%
    Percentage of the PURE hip-hop content : 6/22 x 100 = 27.27%

    5 TRACKS ?!! :roll: , looks like the stupid h** did not listen to her OWN ALBUM in it’s entirety :lol:

    she said roman reloaded will be more of a hip-hop ?!! she lied ! she’s a straight fake liar fat ghetto b****. :x

    the POP content percentage is as twice as the Hip-hop content !! so yes , it is a POP album :mrgreen:

    this :arrow: will take to the nearest seat :mrgreen:

  24. April 24, 2012 at 12:48 pm
    CHYNA says:
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    @JeremyDante: b**** shut your trap h**!!! Nicki is not HIP HOP! It has absolutely nothing to do with breaking barriers clown!!!!! She Played herself with “p*** FRIDAY: ROMAN REPOED!!!”

  25. April 24, 2012 at 12:55 pm
    OpD2 says:
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    POP ROYALTY ( THUG LIFE c-ck s-cker why da f-ck you are riding nicki,s d!ck so hard can’t you get a life you annoying b!tch,if i even meet someone like you in class with you ahting and yapping i swear i would give you a chair across you f-cking face you run on ever nicki post with you hating @ss,your d-mb @ss don’t even now pop when you hear it.

  26. April 24, 2012 at 1:05 pm
    JAKE (KING BEY, QUEEN ADELE, EMPRESS GAGA, PRINCE USHER & DUKE J.TIMBERLAKE = 21ST CENTURY LEGENDS. #DEAL) says:
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    WHY IS THIS #SILLY b**** SO MAD? …….SHE KNOWS DAMN WELL THAT HER ABUM IS A POP/DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM AND IS “ONLY” ON THE BORDERLINE OF, WHAT SHE CALLS, HIP-HOP!!!

    LISTEN >>>>>>> “ICKY FLOP-NICKA GARBAGE” IS A SILLY, NASTY-ASS, TACKY AND TALENTLESS h** WHO CANNOT COMPREHEND INSIGHTFUL CRITICISM IN IT’S SIMPLEST OF FORMS!!!

    I’M STARTING TO GET REALLY TIRED OF HER UNGREATFUL AND SPOLIT ASS!!!

    #UGH

  27. April 24, 2012 at 1:07 pm
    credits says:
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    She brought this on herself…..auto-tuning with david guetta and SINGING with chris brown what did she expect?

  28. April 24, 2012 at 1:11 pm
    virtuoso intellect says:
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    @OpD2

    hun if u gonna stan on this site, first u’ll need to relaaaaaaaaax.

  29. April 24, 2012 at 1:29 pm
    JAKE (KING BEY, QUEEN ADELE, EMPRESS GAGA, PRINCE USHER & DUKE J.TIMBERLAKE = 21ST CENTURY LEGENDS. #DEAL) says:
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    @OPD2

    LMFAO!!!

    GURRRRRRRL, WTF? PLEASE CALM YO’ ASS DOWN!!! s***!!! :/

    @POP ROYALTY TOLD THE TRUTH FOR ONCE & NOTHING LESS!!!

  30. April 24, 2012 at 1:30 pm
    POP ROYALTY ( THUG LIFE ) says:
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    @Virtuso :

    thank U bro, but i believe in democracy , let him/her do their thing. ;) ! i don’t give 2 f**** about them already ;)

  31. April 24, 2012 at 1:31 pm
    ROB says:
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    So, is she a POP STAR OR RAPPER? Ohhh I’ve heard she’s back on Twitter to promote her flopping album? Hahahaha! #Wack

  32. April 24, 2012 at 1:33 pm
    POP ROYALTY ( THUG LIFE ) says:
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    @jake :

    LOLZ ! thanks :) !!

    BTW , i respect all them artists in your username :) !!

  33. April 24, 2012 at 2:22 pm
    Black Madonna says:
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    LUV ME SOME NICKI.. CAN CARE LESS IF SHE POP, HIP HOP, ROCK , COUNTRY OR BLUES.. SHE A BAD BYTCH

  34. April 24, 2012 at 2:34 pm
    MISHKA says:
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    LOL Onika, here is your first class ticket, byyyyyyye.

    I thought you said you were the female Weezy, not the female Yeezy.

    You ain’t no Kanye, girl, don’t even go there and try to “be serious about your craft” when you release songs like ‘Stupid h**’, okay?

    “it’s really, really misleading to the average person.” Who’d that be? Hip Hop listeners? Now, that’s a shade.

  35. April 24, 2012 at 2:42 pm
    JAKE (KING BEY, QUEEN ADELE, EMPRESS GAGA, PRINCE USHER & DUKE J.TIMBERLAKE = 21ST CENTURY LEGENDS. #DEAL) says:
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    @MISHKA

    LOOOOOOOL. PREACH!!!

  36. April 24, 2012 at 2:46 pm
    Nika says:
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    Den STOP singing on ur songs and RAP and BE HIP HOP!!!!!!

  37. April 24, 2012 at 2:58 pm
    FENTYGOTCAKE says:
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    lmaoo she needs to have a _/ <– There were BARELY any rap songs on the album..it was dominated by a bunch of dance/pop songs. #TryAgain

  38. April 24, 2012 at 3:05 pm
    number1k9 says:
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    What a liar Nicki.

    That album has WAY more than 5 POP music oriented tracks. Maybe only 5 are Dance tracks but way more than 5, nearly half of the album is a POP MUSIC themed.

    GTFOH Nicki!

  39. April 24, 2012 at 3:15 pm
    QueenSize says:
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    I thought “The Kid” was gonna leave the game. Delusional b**** as usual.

  40. April 24, 2012 at 3:32 pm
    commanderofthedancefloor says:
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    nicki girl have a seat!!

    how many of the pop songs have you performed?? now how many times has she performed her hip hop songs??…………mmm girl you show three times as much support for your pop songs than your hip hop you performed them more you obviously gave them more attention on the album!!! girl you are POP!!!!

    ps WOW same said that nicki isnt coming for rihanna!! lol that is funny because before all the bs started happening and before the numbers were out she was saying how nicki is taking riris spot! i guess the girl came to her senses!!!

    (and before you guys try it sam mentioned rihanna so i am commenting on that)

  41. April 24, 2012 at 3:58 pm
    Nicki Flop Only Thing That Flop is Pink Friday Roman Reloaded OP says:
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    Nicki Minaj is FLOPPING all over these Billboard 200 charts. Nicki used to brag about sales but now that the b**** is sipping on “FLOP JUICE” now she is all mad, deleting twitters, going off on interviewers HAHAHAHHA. That’s what you get for being a SELLOUT b****! When you sell out to “pop” you get Rihanna US Album sales. In my opinion album sales for everybody, EXCEPT ADELE, have been terrible lately but it’s because people aren’t buying albums anymore. Pink FRIDay ROman Reloaded will be happy to be certified GOLD and call it a day. YOUR PLATINUM DAYS ARE OVER!

  42. April 24, 2012 at 4:16 pm
    dang says:
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    Stupid h**

  43. April 24, 2012 at 5:17 pm
    Steve says:
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    Nicki can’t get mad…she has become a POP artist. I was a BIG fan of Nicki with the mixtapes & even the first album but with this new album, it’s nothing like the old Nicki I started liking and vibing with. If anything after this album is just like this one, she’s only gonna get more scrutiny for it. We might as well call her a pop artist now & remove rapper from her title. *shrugs*

  44. April 24, 2012 at 6:01 pm
    BitchIcantevenspellwelfare says:
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    POP ROYALTY ( THUG LIFE ), *dead* @ that list above. LMAO!!!!!

    When she said she only had FIVE pop songs on that album, I was like “wait, so do I have a DIFFERENT “Roman Reloaded” than the one she is talking about?”

    lol! love it!

  45. April 24, 2012 at 6:37 pm
    Greg says:
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    She’s such a f****** TWAT
    Her album is neither pop nor hip hop , it’s TRASH soo calling it anything else is a compliment hunnnnnnnnnn

  46. April 24, 2012 at 8:11 pm
    lifeeh says:
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    I”m so over her…

  47. April 24, 2012 at 9:31 pm
    swaggie says:
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    mad b****! her album is full of pop. even the hip-hop ish songs do sound poppy. she never goes hard as she did in her previous mixtape. so just don’t get mad when truth hurts.

  48. April 24, 2012 at 10:29 pm
    Darianna Jones says:
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    It IS a pop album? Like damn, does she have ears? Come on now!!!

  49. April 24, 2012 at 10:48 pm
    Diane says:
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    Now Nicki is trying to tell the public that we don’t hear what we hear? She is trying to redefine what Pop sounds like? **flips hair**

  50. April 24, 2012 at 11:46 pm
    King Tasha says:
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    THAT PICTURE IS JUST f****** BOMB TO ME…as far as the interview? Not here for it

  51. April 25, 2012 at 12:16 am
    The Real B(randy) says:
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    Her ass wanna be a blonde white woman…there you go. Pop Pissess!

  52. April 25, 2012 at 12:55 pm
    Jesse says:
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    Pinche Vieja Ridicula

  53. May 11, 2012 at 3:34 am
    rich says:
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    LIL KIM new cd coming soon a real Rap diva who knows how to appeal to all genres!!!! unlike nickis dike pop ass…oh yean the b**** cant rap either KIM ethered her!

  54. March 8, 2013 at 5:14 pm
    Nickifan says:
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    Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded is not a flop album? What are you talking about? PFRR was on chart in over 25 different countries! Pink Friday was just on over 7 countries!

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