Nicki Minaj Agrees With Lauryn Hill Comparisons

Published: Thursday 26th Aug 2010 by Trent

Many of Hip-Hop’s heavyweight have been praising Nicki Minaj in recent months for being one of the flagship players in the revival of the genre. Among the extensive list of names is Irv Gotti who compared the ‘Massive Attack’ rapper to the legendary Lauryn Hill.

Minaj has generally remained quiet about such recognition but now she is speaking out, suggesting that Gotti was correct for comparing her to Hill. Peep what she had to say below:

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Often the truth in Minaj’s career is trumped by the rampant rumors swirling around her love life, sexuality and lofty comparisons. Kanye West has said she has the potential to be second-greatest rapper of all time, next to Eminem. Irv Gotti has compared her to Lauryn Hill.

In regards to the latter, Minaj isn’t as humble as one might expect.

“Irv has been privy to hear things that I’ve done that the world hasn’t heard,” she says. “Based on the music I have out now, that sounds like an absurd comment, but when ‘Pink Friday’ comes out, you will completely understand why Irv made that comparison.” {Source}

Although it is true that we still may not have heard the best that Minaj has had to offer, it is still hard to believe that she is even mentioned in the same sentence as Hill without the words “will never be” sandwiched included in the middle. Minaj has never sung on any track without the assistance of thick auto-tuning and only manages to spit a solid verse when featured on another artist’s track.

Hill is without a doubt one of the best rappers/singers/songwriters to emerge in the game. When Minaj drops a verse as tight as Hill’s on ‘The Mask’ or sings a capella like Hill did on ‘His Eye Is On The Sparrow’ let me know.

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  1. Lioness August 26, 2010

    i can’t

  2. DamitaJo August 26, 2010

    That’s just disrespectful…

    Who the hell is Irv Gotti these days? Have a seat… both of them.

  3. sleeper August 26, 2010

    WHAT THE F***

    SHE MUST STILL BE HIGH FROM SUCKING THE COLOUR OFF LIL WAYNES PENIS IF SHE THINKS SHE IS AS GOOD AS

    LAUREN F****** HILL

    nicki manij just stop please

  4. Lioness August 26, 2010

    yall shouldve read her Vibe interview outtakes…she was a mess there too.

  5. Jace August 26, 2010

    Girl BYE! I’ll be glad when this Pink Friday comes out so she can shut the hell up about it.

  6. KINGROZAY August 26, 2010

    GASSED SHE AINT GOT NOTHIHNG ON LAURYN HILL BOUT WAIT TILL PINK FRIDAY COMES OUT.. LAURYN HILL WAS HARD B4 MISEDUCATION EVEN B4 FUGEES.. GET DE FUC OUTTA ERE!

  7. WHITEJESUS August 26, 2010

    you are not and never will be

  8. Soulful Roses August 26, 2010

    Nicki….just….SHUT THE HELL UP!

    Lauryn Hill has more talent in her big toe than you have in your entire existence. Remember that..

  9. Shan August 26, 2010

    She has alot in common with Lauryn Hill. She also has a lot in common with Kanye & Irv.. All 4 ( Nicki Irv K.W & Mrs. Hill) are all crazy. That they do have in common!

  10. gio88 August 26, 2010

    no one will be talented and great like Lauryn Hill!

  11. Lala August 26, 2010

    Is she serious? lmaooooooo she will NEVER compare to the genius that is Lauryn Hill

  12. Jay2010 August 26, 2010

    Nicki, girl I love you, but SIT YO FAT ASS DOWN PLEASE ! A joke.

  13. Nothing But My Opinion August 26, 2010

    smhh!

  14. FUTURESTARdelux August 26, 2010

    L M F A O !

  15. anonymous August 26, 2010

    Lauryn Hill was hot in the Fugees, then had a hot solo debut album but then bombed big time! So yes Minaj is NOTHING like Lauryn Hill as hopefully she will have a better career than Lauryns

  16. Richard August 26, 2010

    To the ‘anonymous’ poster above:

    Lauryn Hill never bombed, she just left the music industry because she couldn’t handle the greed and the pressure from false people. Even her unplugged CD sold millions.

    I’ve got mad love for Nicki Minaj, but I don’t see how you can compare her to Lauryn. I mean, maybe she’ll do some rapping AND singing on the album, but each line of Lauryn’s songs were like poetry. They were so raw yet eloquent and truthful. Nicki has yet to do anything half as thought-provoking or innovative.

  17. rebirthofslick August 26, 2010

    yea f***** right. lauryn hill is a real artist who can actually sing and lauryn is a lyrical genius. listen to lauryn’s verse on the score, zealots….just too many to name really. no one could ever compare to lauryn hill and not many come close to her musical genius. f*** this stupid b**** nicki minaj….sorry but this s*** is just absolutely ridiculous.

  18. Dave August 26, 2010

    We’ll see…

  19. X,Y,”and Z” August 26, 2010

    @Trent — That GIF, where did you get it? I swear, that almost made me spit-up my coffee onto my laptop, I swear ..!!

    I’ll take a pass on this one, I like ’em both. Lauren is like … an icon, you know? Then again, I just LOVE Nicky’s personality – LOVES HER …!!

    … I love ’em both, come-the-day, I’m getting BOTH their CDs!
    But Trent, that GIF(?) …. PRICELESS ….!!!! (Them B****** is her sons)

    X,Y,”and Z” — OUT ….!!!

  20. Try Again… August 26, 2010

    So so hot in here it feels like a jungle (yeah)
    Me dont like boys that ain’t jumbo (yeah)
    One time bust a shot for my champion girls
    tell em guys super size me a combo
    Kn kn know I got the ammo, that’s why I bulletproofed the Lambo
    In the Middle East on a camel
    Running through the jungle, Rambo
    Liberaces hand go
    Swinging on a vine, mango (mango)
    So call me Simba little mama
    Cause Mufasa couldnt stop a b****
    I fly in on that choppa just to buy Balenciaga
    Its just me, Mr. Miyagi, and the phantom of the opera
    Goin’ blocka m*********
    Got that big rocketlauncher

    ^^Some of Nicki’s finest work. (LMAO) now you youngsters compare that to Lauryn’s POETRY and you’ll see why alot of us are pissed about that comparison…

  21. Quiana August 26, 2010

    No she didn’t B**** sit your ass down somewhere and stop listening to these FAKE yes I mean FAKE ass people telling you that you and Lauren Hill in the same sentence child please you better listen to the real people ( which is us the customers) that’s going to buy, download, or forget about your s***. SMH with these dumb ass people

  22. anon August 26, 2010

    GORL BOO!!!!!! She and anybody who compares her to Lauryn is just on some dumb s***!! NEXT!!!

  23. Badd August 26, 2010

    She has been doing the MOST lately.
    She’s getting to be so stuck up because of
    all they hype she’s getting.
    She thinks she soo big. When she hasn’t
    even dropped an album yet.
    She needs to slow her role.
    I mean she’s supposed to be the black Katy Perry.
    & look at her….with all the hype she only
    got 175,000 & Nicki doesn’t have worldwide
    hits like her & she doesn’t have as big of a fanbase.
    Girl Please.
    She is getting wayyyy to cocky.
    Lauryn Hill ?????
    She should just be ashamed.,

  24. bob August 26, 2010

    She is talented, and I like her – but she’s more LIL KIM then LAURYN HILL.

    This is hype, but it remains to be seen what her MESSAGE is on the album. This is where I imagine comparisons will stand or fall – not in vocal ability.

    Lauryn was probably the last cross-over pop star to actually deliver a MESSAGE in her music – and not sing about money, ego, mattresses, clothes, etc. The state of mainstream R&B, RAP is quite simply a COMPLETE joke right now.

    The music itself is evolving, but the messages and lyrics are turning into some sexed up ORWELLIAN nightmare.

  25. RosaRubbel August 26, 2010

    I have to admit I’m completely clueless when it comes to rap, but even I know Lauryn Hill is definately unreachable in the female rap game.

  26. kody August 26, 2010

    I HATE how she raps its annoying az s*** but i will f*** the s*** out of her

  27. Jamie August 26, 2010

    Maybe if Nicki would’ve listen to Lauryn Hill’s Doo Wop (That Thing) she wouldn’t be the h** that she is today. I honestly hope this is just a way to make Lauryn Hill come back officially and defend her throne; otherwise, that’s just plain disrespectful.

  28. NAS ( B Rockah Stan 4eva) August 26, 2010

    Niki like you said it yourself….Ok let me guess, Niki you can never ever ever ever be compared the the original LH hence just be quite before I start swearing the hell out of ya.No matter what you’ve done which is yet to be heard is not the point.
    LH can sing her lungs out, spit the rap out as well write songs like there no tomorrow so please wait till you managed to come out with a third multi-paltinum album before you even start to compare yourself to Missy Elliotte. Until then is sssshhhhhh!!!!!!

  29. Kevin August 26, 2010

    oh s***, nicki, i was rooting for you, but that’s some enormous shoes to fill.

    #sigh
    well, let’s hope Pink Friday is THAT good

  30. NAS ( B Rockah Stan 4eva) August 26, 2010

    Niki FYI, LH always delivers educative messges in her lyrics. All I hear from yours is P**** and D*** which has been already done and dusted…….lil Kim where are ya when you’re needed (eyes rolling)! This ultimately means you are no where near Miss LH so try Trina, Eve or even Missy Ellliotte (no offends girls) but then again you can always stick with lil Kim cuz she fits perfectly within your calibre….LMBAO!!!

  31. kody August 26, 2010

    @nas you right she onlys talks about nasty s***

  32. Phoenyxx August 26, 2010

    I like Nicki. She’s weird. That’s cool.
    BUT.
    She is nowhere near the same plane as Lauryn Hill.
    Irv Gotti’s opinion doesn’t count anyway…freaking stranger.

  33. True Blue August 26, 2010

    Right… and Soulja Boy is on Nas’ level, as Kanye once said.

    SMH @ all these delusional people saying stupid s***. If Lauryn was dead, she’s be spinning in her grave like no one else.

  34. True Blue August 26, 2010

    *she’d.

  35. MaZ August 26, 2010

    She wishes!

    No One can touch Lauryn Hill !

    Today’s artists are so talentless, cocky and disrespectful….

  36. True Blue August 26, 2010

    And LMAO @ the hair-flip-eye-roll Nicki gif!

  37. GangsterA August 26, 2010

    only time will tell #thatsall

  38. MISHKA August 26, 2010

    Two words: B****, please.

  39. Robier August 26, 2010

    Bs B**** Please. Sat down somewhere!!!!!

  40. stan August 26, 2010

    Acourse Nicki would agree. But the public does not, she must be smoking the same crack Soulja is smoking.

    No female hip hop artist today, can compare to “miseducation”, That was a work of art that sold over 16 million albums. The fugues group work is also classic, Young money doesn’t even measure close.

    X-factor, Zion, Lost ones.. Tell me what songs Nicki put out compares to Ms. Hill?

    Ms. Hill isn’t a gimmick, she dont wear costumes with her breast hanging out.

  41. Robier August 26, 2010

    LMAO @ MISKA. WE WROTE THE SAME THING @ THE EXACT SAME TIME. YESSS

  42. wow August 26, 2010

    oh b**** shut the f*** up and satdawn somewhere, cause b****,

    when pink friday comes out. it aint gonna be no billions of people, black, white, purple going

    crazy over it and runnin down the store to buy it.

    THATS RIGHT, nobody is lookin to turn their coins over to you, in other words, you DONT

    send me, now beat it b****.

  43. Brooklyn_JanetFam August 26, 2010

    Nicki has always felt herself and has always been a walking contradiction. Putting her on LH’s level (talent wise) is like spitting on LH’s whole body of work. The comparison itself just BS. 5X grammy winner>>>BET award winner, girl please.

  44. jonberry August 26, 2010

    Wait a minute here, THE Lauryn Hill? Oh come now people no one could be that dumb! Ms. Hill can arguably be one of the greatest multi-talented performers of all time how is this auto-tune, so-called rap Barbie in her class? I guess the media can make and take from anyone anytime they want huh?

  45. MITCH August 26, 2010

    there will never be another lauryn hill – she’s in a league of her own. no one can touch her.

  46. drfenty August 26, 2010

    the bish cud only dream of being on lauryns level>>>>>>>>>>>

  47. jonberry August 26, 2010

    Let me add,

    YES THE MEDIA WILL PROP HER UP as they have done several other weak ass artists (Ri *cough*, De OH HELL NO, Justin Bieber etc)! Billboard no good so–called countdown has her listed for yet another week as having the hottest rap track the world has ever seen! Sure, she will have her crap music displayed before the world but the difference – well besides the talent – is that Ms. Hill earned her respect and repetation via hard work and true ability! Ms. PINK FIRDAY, damn I wish I were LIL KIM, is just a bad joke!

  48. Matt C. August 26, 2010

    Nicki Minaj Compared To Lauryn Hill????

    Music is dead ya’ll. I heard enough.

  49. Latino86 August 26, 2010

    Where is lauryn hill? Isn’t she on drugs or something she only had one hit album..nicki minaj has mad flow I can’t wait to hear what next track she spits on..she kills it…can’t wait for her LP

  50. kody August 26, 2010

    this b**** wish she had that kind of talent the only talent she a** is that fake a** she got she knows she has no talent thats why she raps and acts so freaky

  51. MilaJ August 26, 2010

    @Latino86

    UR F***** IDIOT!!!

  52. Badd August 26, 2010

    @ Latino.:
    Like someone else said.
    5X Grammy winner>>>>>>>>>>>>>>BET Award Winner.

  53. thekiddz August 26, 2010

    I can’t stand her “Your Love” single. But, I’ll reserve full judgement ’till I hear her album.

  54. NAS ( B Rockah Stan 4eva) August 26, 2010

    Hello ladies step up your P**** and GENTS step up your D*** oh did I say TESTICLES??? Niki this is what your good at hence stay in that lane and stop saying stupid stuff before you even open you mouth. I said it once and willl say it again that this LAME snotty little girl needs some elocution lessions ASAP before she do anymore damage.
    She’s only got BET trophy and she’s already making noise. JEEZ, dreading to think she’s gonna get a VMA and especially Grammys. I can vividly see what the Billboard will write about her and robbing everyones noses in it at the same time; QUEEN NIKI REIGNS!
    Well I’ve got a piece of advice for you Niki; Step up your BRAIN especially when doing interviews cuz that will take you very far, Dumb Barbie….lol!

  55. Heir August 26, 2010

    Nicki Minaj should never ever consider herself to be on the same level or even near Lauryn Hill. She keeps saying wait till “Wack Friday” come out….. gurl please,just stop. She is nowhere near Eve,Kim,Foxy,Remy,and even Missy. This girl needs to be brought back down to reality, quick,fast, and in a hurry! I HATE HER…….

  56. ILOVEXTINA August 26, 2010

    DID THEY REALLY JUST?!… *shakes head in disbelief* OK if Nicki releases songs like ‘Still I Rise’ & ‘Envy’ from the Beam Me Up Scotty mixtape then i would SLIGHTLY be alright with this. But Nicki on the same level as Lauryn? Never.

  57. mary August 26, 2010

    Umm… We’ll see!

  58. DION-ISH August 26, 2010

    THATS WERE ITS SEEMS THE WORLD IS HEADING TOWARDS THESE DAYS…W/ ALL THESE YOUNG IDIOTIC BRAINWASHED STANS OF THESE PARTICULAR ARTIST (INCLUDING RIHANNA’S) MAKING SUCH ACCUSATIONS.

    FROM GAGA STANS CALLING AND PUTTIN HER OWN A HIGHER PEDESTAL THAN MADONNA, SAYIN SHE TAKE HER POP THRONE

    TO THIS MESS…..NICKI SHOULD NEVER BE COMPARED TO LAURYN, THATS JUST….UGH

  59. Chick Boom August 26, 2010

    I’m going to save all judgements until her album comes out and that’s what the rest of you should do

  60. ~TeAM WeeZY~ August 26, 2010

    Is this b*tch that crazy? Seriously, Nicki?

    Nicki will NEVER and I mean NEVER be on Lauryn’s level. PERIOD!

    I like Nicki, but I’m not a fan because I can’t fan someone who hasn’t released an album yet. I can understand the Kim comparisons but Lauryn? No ma’am.

    I’m anxious to hear her album to see if she is in fact as good as she and others claim she is. I like a few of her verses on other artists’ songs (‘Lil Freak’, Up ‘Out my Face’, especially ‘Roger Dat’) and I REALLY love her mixtape material. But so far she hasn’t served on her album material because her lyrics on that ‘Your Love’ mess sounds straight preschool.

  61. YEA August 26, 2010

    and i feel like just like people can compare her to missy kim and fox they can compare her to lauryn if they want and to me you can get mad all you want to but LAURYN IS OVERRATED yes ppl stop trying to act like she was the best singer cus trurthfully her voice was okay not that amazing ive listen to all her music and its okay but not like omg the best thing of everyheard like some of yall trying to make it she had one hit ablum no longeivity she racist as f*** with that comment she mad about black babies the lady is crazy [email protected] how bout NO THAT IS NICKI WORST WORK TO DATE some of nicki’s best work to me is this

    look what you made me do
    look what i made for you
    knew when i paid my dues that i would aim for u
    staight the street of queens and yet it seems
    the only thing they know is that i push to beam
    all they see is a pretty face how i ride the bass
    so i put my hoody down just to hide my face
    they dont see the tears i cry
    the fears i hide’
    to keep my tears inside is merely pride
    like my grandmotther i wonder if she next to pac
    sed the next time i see her she be in a box
    damn she was right she was dead right
    how was i to no that would be her last night
    if i could turn back the time
    dead god soon how can you press rewind
    wont come wen i call but her just in time
    so i come when her call like im next in line
    when you got something good why the devil gotta ruin it’
    cuz she’ll never no i’ll be the bast b**** doing it

    @jonberry how has nicki not earned respect she earned respect from everybody in the music industry and she worked very hard what you talking bout nicki was working her ass off for years and nicki had it much harder than lauryn becus of the fact she got signed in a time when labels wasnt signing females rappers at all and nick has song without autotune on tracks stop listening to just “your love” nicki has true ability

    and @brookly_janetfam nicki cannot win a grammy yet based on this she doesnt have a abulm out plus the grammy closed down female rap categiroes in 2005 so stop trying to talk s*** about nicki not having a grammy yet wen last year she had barely been signed for 20 days when she deadline for nominees work had to be in between

    and @wow LISTEN did at anypiont nicki say billions of people was going to go buy it no she sed she is going to prove herself with it and it will be good nicki has sed she doesnt no if she will sell good ….stuff is good all the time and dont sell plus this is a time when no abulm is really selling good when lauryn came out people wasnt downloading whole abulms

    @NAS THIS IS SERIOUS NOW PLEASE TELL ME A SONG NICKI HAS MADE LATELY THAT WAS TALKING BOUT D*** OR P**** ,,UR DUMBASS AS S*** FOR THAT COMMENT NICKI DOESNT TALK NASTY AT ALL ANYMORE stop lyling lauryn can sing ok its not that amazing , she can rap and if lauryn can make one abulm people “ACT” like she the best and its the best who to say nicki cant do it

    @jamie how can you call nicki a h** does she have a million lil babies running around ..have you heard anybody in the industry say they f***** nicki NO…….nicki doesnt even have boyfriends she to focused on a business so how dare you call her a h** wen you no s*** about her

    @bob how is she more of a “LIL kim ” they dont rap the same nor sound the same dont talk about the same things i feel like when people compare nicki to kim there delusional maybe missy but never kim

    @bad nicki is not stuckup but or feeling herself nicki just did a interview saying she dont see all the hype and s*** and she dont have a big enough fan base to realse a abulm and everybody wants her to “lose: and she want to prove herself cus people dont think she a musician this interview right her (http://www.youngmoneyhq.com/2010/08/23/video-nicki-minaj-interview-with-honey-magazine/)

    stephen hill sed this about his sneak peak of nicki’s abulm via twitter

    Woke up this morning loving my last 2 days. studio vibe with Kanye West with SO much great music. then hearing new Nicki Minaj! #nexttweet

    Thank you @nickiminaj for the preview. Pop smashes. clever, biting, introspective. multi-dimensional. She’s poised to fulfill the promise.

    oh, and despite simple, mis-guided comparisons, Nicki does not have ONE rhyme on HER CD that talks about how great her you-know-what is.

    Favorite from my @nickiminaj preview; “Last Chance”. FunInsprational. The CD’s depth will suprise you. and she ain’t finished recording.

    and also i feel like if nicki made the best abulm the world had ever heard most of yall still would say it wasnt good just out of hate i bet if a song came out with lauryns name on it but it was nicki yall would say it was wonderful until yall found out it was nicki they yall try and change and say you dont like it

    and best believe if pink friday is not good i willl say it like i think massive attck sucked ass but im just saying wait to pinkfriday come out to judge s*** and nobdys heard nothing off of pink friday massive attcak insnt on there and your love is just a bonus track

    and nicki sed she is just as talented as lauryn not that she talks about the same stuff or sounds the same nicki just thinks she is multi-talented too and i agree

    @grapejuice again over ratting lauryn her verse in the mask is not that amazing to me lauryn is simple nicki raps you actually have to think what is she trying to say with her bars and i like that cuz once you truth get her refences you like that clever or i wouldnt have never have thought to say that she ‘s a clever rapper its much harder to make up metaphors word play and references that to just tell a story tell me tell me im lying cuz im not

  62. MilaJ August 26, 2010

    @YEA U Jokin right?!??!!!

  63. Dane August 26, 2010

    I like Nikki new nose….how much did it cost…

  64. LOL AT THIS B**** August 26, 2010

    This just makes me miss MJ even more. No matter what s*** was going on in his life, I respected his struggle. That man didn’t have to put down or compare himself to any other artist. He stepped on the stage and his talent spoke for itself.

    This Nicki Minaj is out for 5 minutes and compares herself to someone who is FAR more talented and accomplished. F*** her. She’s made of plastic & she will soon melt from all the undeserved publicity. “put my p**** on his sideburns” Yeah, that’s some really articulate stuff.

    This reminds me of Gay Dongz criticizing R. Kelly’s music (his personal life is a different matter) or Gayson De- Hell No saying he’s “carrying MJ’s legacy” LMAOOOOOOO
    Delusional ass young artists are in for a rude awakening. When they fall off (NOT if) they will be sadly awakened from their delusions and put right back where they belong. OUT of the music industry.

  65. eum August 26, 2010

    you all are getting too riled up over nothing. READ THE ARTICLE PLEASE!!!!!!

  66. True Blue August 27, 2010

    ^^ Ah, f*** it. Just copy & paste.

  67. jonberry August 27, 2010

    @YEA, ~ Nicki is that you? 🙂

    Come now, you cannot be serious? 1st of all, you must have meant Lauryn Hill is underrated! 2nd, what has Ms. Minaj produced that has garnered her any respect? Does she even write her own ryhmes? Ms. Hill wrote hers and a few for other ppl!

    Okay, so what a big name in the industry signed Nik to his label doesn’t instantly give her credibility to me. YES, THE MEDIA SAYS IT DOES but fans of music beg to differ! I don’t hate Ms. Minaj, I just see were this crap is headed. She can produce crap like the auto-tune laden “your love” and the rap world crowns her queen? Come on, she has a long way to go before she can touch LiL Kim and an even greater distance to travel to get to Ms. Hill! But we are all entitled to our opinions and I thank you for yours!

  68. kc36 August 27, 2010

    Please Lauryn would tear down nicki on her worst day. She needs to go and sit her tail down somewhere and stop thinkin she can even compare herself to lauryn . Whatever!

  69. NAS ( B Rockah Stan 4eva) August 27, 2010

    @ YEA…. are you sure you ain’t exactly Niki herself…..LMBAO!!
    You are really joking me right????
    Well FYI, I’m waiting patiently for you to do wonders with your debut I mean we’re talking at least 10mil copies in US alone together with the countless awards then you can even start talking until then please don’t even start me right off!!!!!
    Yes and thank you LH’s voice is an ok but she actually song it with educative lyrics as well as unduly inspirational. Wished I could say the same about you Niki…..(wink and tongue) LMBAO!!!!

  70. Yellow Gorilah August 27, 2010

    Somebody Please give a seat

  71. Drea1204 August 27, 2010

    Anything for album sales. Of course [some] folks are gonna rush to buy “Pink Friday” now, just to see if she’s right. Personally, I think the album title alone says that Nicki & Irv Gotti are both fullashit. Maybe I’m judging a book by it’s cover, but I’m content with that. I don’t see it.

  72. nick August 27, 2010

    why are we acting like lauryn hill is the second coming of christ? wyclef is every bit responsible for fugee’s success as lauryn- and she released ONE good album before completely falling off her rocker becoming a racist loon. let’s see what nicki can do when she actually releases her first album- she’s already proved herself worthy on her mixtapes, which none of you all have obviously listened to. you guys are way too quick to judge and need to calm down.

  73. WAYNE August 27, 2010

    SHE WILL NEVER BE MS HILL EPIC FAIL

  74. UMYA August 27, 2010

    lol this basic b**** isn’t even comparable with Lil Mama.

  75. mia August 27, 2010

    I cant seem to understand why people are bashing this chick for having such confidence in herself? If she likes to think she is just as good as lauryn if not better then let her. Yall act like she just committed a sin or something. People are entitled to have their own opinion and if Nicki thinks she is the best then let her be

  76. Hip hop police August 27, 2010

    @MIA thank you. Why is this such a big deal? She never said she was BETTER than Lauryn she said she can see why IrV made the comparisons, because he heard things we havent. Until we hear, we can’t say if its true or not. You would think she did what Remy Ma di and compared herself fto Jesus Christ which was a big nope in my eyes.

    Nicki Minaj came up in a way that Lauryn didn’t. She grinded as a mixtape artist, built a fan base off of mixtapes. That s*** is a grind. Some of you should try it. You do have to earn respect and I respect her hustle and grind. We will have to wait to see what her CD offers and if she lives up to the comparisons. Why must we tear her down for a simple statement we don’t even know the answer to yet. All this hating for no reason making me want to root for her hard. I love rooting for an underdog.

  77. wow August 27, 2010

    @ yea

    first of all ”sed”? *side eye for your whole damn post*

    what the f*** is your confused ass talkin about. nicki minaj will NEVER EVER have a

    fanbase like l-boogies for one simple reason: aint nobody checkin for her.

    l-boogie is no gimmick or got people buying because of her ”image”

    so what is left? NOTHIN. as far as the world is concerned she is in the same category as

    trey songz.

    l-boogie is like bob marley 🙂

  78. TRUTH August 27, 2010

    oh no this b**** didn’t,i should cut this b****,Nicki hunni you will NEVER be as good as Lauryn,you dont even have a right to put your name in the same sentence as Lauryn,i should go get a switch and smack you with it,you have failed sweeteart

  79. Diane August 27, 2010

    It’s obvious that Nicki meant that she will sing and rap on her new album, which makes the comparison between Lauryn Hill reasonable.

  80. latino86 August 27, 2010

    why i gotta be an idiot just because im not a lauryn hill stan? She is nowhere now and thats the truth shes look rough as hell and she aint got no “masterpiece out”” She on drugs and ran out of creativiity so therefore she was never consistent with nothing. I respect so much an artist that throughout the years continues to be relevant. I dont care how many grammys she got im sure more people know of Trina than her a** LOL..you all on this site only on Kelly rowland and Lauryn hills Nuts there are more artists out there lunatics!

  81. anne August 27, 2010

    @NICK

    Lauryn Hill was NEVER racist, she was proud of her blackness, something people often look down on. Get off your high horse. You are not judge & jury of Lauryn or anyone else.

  82. NAS ( B Rockah Stan 4eva) August 27, 2010

    Niki, you’ve just made the expectations of your new album 10x than already is hence knock yourselve out whilst you’re at it and surprice the entire world otherwise you may remain silent and forever hold your peace…..pronto!

  83. alba yesenia January 15, 2013

    What da f*** its wrong with people today ?? First of all nicki its not tryin to b like laure hill….she is totally in love with lil kim. U stupid f****…n nicki its soo ridiculous for comparin her gimmic self to lauren hill….lol

  84. alba yesenia January 15, 2013

    Copy cats…thinking they bad.. F*** off.

  85. alba yesenia January 15, 2013

    What happened nicki??… U dont like lil kim nomore???….lol….sad….

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