Nas Praises Azealia Banks & Nicki Minaj / Opens Up On Frank Ocean

It’s safe to say it’s been a rough week for Interscope‘s Azealia Banks, following spats with Perez Hilton and the allegedly racist MC Angel Haze.

However, in what should brighten her mood, Rap icon Nas has declared his love for her material released by both she and ‘Catch Me‘ Rapper Nicki Minaj.

 His words below…

On Female Rappers, he told Huck Magazine:

“I like Azealia Banks, I like Nicki [Minaj]. Those are the girls that are currently in the game.

It is women’s time but women are under the illusion that they’re being blocked, so women have to stop playing man’s game when it comes to the artistic sh-t. They have to just go and do it. Stop worrying about where you fit in. Just go and do it.”

Then on Hip Hop’s reaction to Frank Ocean‘s sexuality baring letter:

“I think hip hop artists realize that there are a lot of things against us and showing some kind of brotherhood is very positive. It’s good to see.”

However, it was thoughts on Hip Hop icons of yesteryear that hit home the hardest. He shared:

“KRS-One said years ago, “Here’s where the problem starts, no heart. Because of that a lot of groups fell apart.” […] The ones that came up and were just so talented that you didn’t understand what happened to them – a lot of them just didn’t have any heart. [They] wind up on drugs, or become bitter and just talk about people all day. They had no heart. And they make excuses for it.”


Your thoughts?



  1. January 5, 2013 at 9:39 am
    JR says:

    We need a hotter sexier black male rapper to come out the closet. Frank Ocean is cool but he a regular joe…kinda unsexy.

    • January 5, 2013 at 10:02 am
      vanny says:

      well your wish might just come true hunty! cause trey songz is out in public kissing men…any day now…any day! *sits back and waits for statement*

    • January 5, 2013 at 12:33 pm
      Queef (The Hood Rat Slayer) says:

      Speak for yourself, Frank is s*** to me.

    • January 5, 2013 at 3:45 pm
      toohotfortv says:

      i agree, he looks like someones cuzzin (or just some random person at kmart) in a few years he’ll no doubt be looking like someones uncle… and not in a good way

  2. January 5, 2013 at 9:40 am
    Jahlal says:

    Yes @ Nas set the record straight!

  3. January 5, 2013 at 9:53 am
    the real oxxo says:

    Nas is the GOAT.
    Azealia is getting respect from legends at 21 years old. that itself deserves a round of applause.

  4. January 5, 2013 at 9:59 am
    vanny says:

    yassss nas spill that T …….. NICKI MINAJ is the QUEEN hands down, even nas knows about lil kim being bitter!!!jajajajaja have several seats kimmy!

    • January 5, 2013 at 5:02 pm
      Well b**** says:

      your dad only needs one seat and thats on my c*** Vanny u c*** HAHA!

  5. January 5, 2013 at 10:37 am
    nicko says:

    I feel bad for Iggy Azalea , it seems like she’s always being ignored :/ This year there’s gonna be a lotta competition in female rap , Eve , banks, iggy, and the Queen Nicki are all releasing an album this year. Cool 🙂 #TeamMinaj

    • January 5, 2013 at 10:45 am
      vanny says:

      the shade hunny the shade!!! the fact that you did not mention nothing about lil kims new album … probably because she will never release it lol…. but yes NICKI MINAJ all day!!!the queen is coming back #THEPINKPRINT2013

    • January 5, 2013 at 6:24 pm
      Iconic Iggy says:

      She’s gotten praise from Mike Posner, Trey Songz, Cee-Lo, Keri Hilson, and others. Don’t feel bad. And Eve is not competition for anyone. No one was feeling She Bad Bad. And Banks killed her own career. So its really just Iggy, Nicki, and Missy Elliot

  6. January 5, 2013 at 11:15 am
    Monstarebel says:

    i love Nicki & Azealia but Azealia really needs to get that attitude together….shes so talented yet her music is always being over shadowed by her Twitter beefs

  7. January 5, 2013 at 11:28 am
    Cream says:

    I think nas just did come out onley gay people like frank ocean

  8. Vote

    I just want to f*** nas and his big monster d***!!! * licks lips to his cherry wine*

  9. January 5, 2013 at 11:51 am
    Sierra says:

    Bey fake < the f***? O_o he made some Good pointers.

  10. January 5, 2013 at 12:27 pm
    QUEEN MINAJ says:


  11. January 5, 2013 at 12:40 pm
    Queef (The Hood Rat Slayer) says:

    Nas is praising my two favs. I’m so proud of Queen Nicki and Azealia.

  12. January 5, 2013 at 5:14 pm
    OMG Just Google Kelsnetwork and see what happens! says:

    nicki has made a great contribution to female rap regardless of her gimmicks…

  13. January 5, 2013 at 5:53 pm
    chyna white says:

    rih domo good quailty music

  14. January 6, 2013 at 8:42 am
    chyna white says:

    Ciara Ft. Nicki Minaj – Sweat (New Single) 2012: via @youtube

  15. January 7, 2013 at 1:49 am
    Tbozfan10 says:

    I think he’s the wrong person to decide if there is an “illusion” about female rappers being “blocked.” I think a female rapper would honestly know more about that than he would. But he’s on point with the Frank OCean stuff

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