While her music videos and live performances haven’t always been up to par, Nicki Minaj has never had any problems scoring acclaim for her lyrical prowess, celebrated for penning the music that took her from Hip Hop upstart to world renown megastar.
Unfortunately, not all of her contemporaries can boast of such a feat, oft ridiculed behind industry doors for enlisting ghost writers to create material they go on to pass off as their own work, dipping into their budgets to pay said writers for their ideas…and silence.
This, as fans of Minaj learned, hasn’t gone unnoticed by the rapper, who took subtle aim at her lyric-deficient rivals during a ‘Ustream‘ session launched to promote her latest single ‘Pills N Potions.‘
What she had to say on the matter?
Her remarks below…
After promising to wow fans with cuts pulled from her forthcoming album ‘The Pink Print’, Nicki shared:
I really really have to finish writing this verse cos unlike…I write.
Hit the 19 minute mark to catch the quote…
With her comment in mind, we ask…
Should performers (specifically rappers) be obliged to write their own material?