‘Bring ‘Em Out’ hitmaker T.I. brought out the worst in Nicki Minaj fans (affectionately called #Barbz) when he proclaimed the recently retired rapstress did not deserve a slot on the ‘Top 50 Greatest Rappers of All-Time’ tally.
Taking to his podcast, ‘ExpediTIously,’ the 39-year-old waxed honest on his thoughts about Hip Hop’s history-making figures while trying to compile a list of the most noteworthy emcees to ever touch a mic. When the discussion on women’s impact on the genre came forward, the Grammy-winner was adamant Minaj and Lil Kim – two of the most celebrated female rappers in history – did not both deserve listing in the top 50.
“It’s between Lil’ Kim and Nicki [Minaj],” said T.I. “I don’t think we can have both because they are a direct reflection of one another.”
Ultimately deciding on Kim over the Harajuku Barbie, his selection infuriated a number of the ‘Megatron’ maestra’s fans (who took to Twitter in droves to voice their disapproval). See the reactions inside:
After viewing the above, Barbz were incensed. See highlights below:
Update: On October 8, 2019, the ‘Top Back’ rapper revealed his full list (which features both Kim and Minaj):
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