Nicki Minaj On Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” Verse: “I’m The Queen Of New York, I’m The King Of New York”

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Though some people consider Nicki Minaj one of the dopest lyricist in the game, she was noticeably missing from Kendrick Lamar’s list of hot artist in his now infamous verse on Big Sean’s track “Control.” Nicki recently chopped it up with The Breakfast Club following her performance at Power 105.1′s Powerhouse 2013 and revealed her feelings on not being included in the list of rappers K. Dot name checked. “I’m probably in the top five he did mention so go and do your research. Straight up and down,” she said. “I also feel like maybe he is one of the respectful gentleman that probably wanted to feel like I didn’t want to say a females name. Or maybe he don’t think the kid is ill but the kid know the kid is ill,” she added speaking in third person.

Bringing the point home that she is an artist to be reckoned with, she emphatically added, “I’m the queen of New York, I’m the king of New York. Let me tell you why. Platinum albums, plural. Number one in five motherf#cking countries. Don’t play with me. You better respect my motherf#cking gangster, b#tch.”

Check out the entire interview, below.

  • Taylor Hamilton

    ATTENTION: White people, Latin or Hispanic or whoever you call yourselves nowadays, and finally Asians. When you look at the definition of a Black man or Black person you look at me what defines us is hard work and determination me being 23 years old, no kids, never been on drugs, 2 jobs, me finally doing what I want to do you look at me. And stop thinking that your better than my people because your not Black is and forever will be beautiful remember that. I love my people we are the only people who have each other’s back during hard times that why I have African tattoo because I’m prideful and very proud to be be black and finally I am going to get the African Continent tattooed on my chest I love where I came from and where my people are going. To be a Black person living in America you have to work twice as hard and I have done that. Mow you know my true colors I’m racist.

    • knowablertwheniseeone

      What great, insightful, profound thinking from you. You absolute fuckin’ caveman!

      • Ely Royana

        hahahaha

    • JC

      Too bad the exact opposite of that description of yourself covers the other 87% of black men in America. Not saying I’m better, just talking some truth to ya…

    • g

      You really wanna act like Asians and the Hispanic community don’t experience racism?

  • Taylor Hamilton

    Black Power always and forever remember that let it be ingrained in you please I beg you let it be ingrain in you who the fuck my people are you better recognize.

  • Kevin

    Nikki Minaj is fucking terrible. Top 5 my fucking ass. Platinum means nothing when your lyrics are retarded and you clutch on a catch beat that you paid for. Rap is changing- Em, Kendrick, Hopsin, and others are raising the bar. Even so, I’m sure she’ll still sell records to the increasing amounts of degenerates that do nothing but drive around and smoke pot all day. If that’s what you do, her music is perfect for you. Oh, and by the way, she’s ugly as fuck, even with all her plastic surgery and makeup.

    • Adeyemi Ekundayo

      Aww.

    • THATGUY

      u mad? damn…sound like ur bitter af

  • Swagdilla

    Half of you is fake you the queen of fucks

  • Brandon Sutton

    Nicki Minaj may be “fake” but what she said was legit… The bitch got platinum albums… Name another nigga from NY that got album sales like her beside Jay-Z??!

    • LS

      Nas has had eight consecutive platinums.

      • Mitos

        why bring nas in to this? lmao

        • Ely Royana

          lol

        • LS

          “Name another nigga from NY that got album sales like her beside Jay-Z”

          Nas. Nas dwarfs her album sales and is from NY.

      • Peso

        Jay Z whole solo career is Plat…Hov got a Double Platinum EP, Platinum Soundtrack (Streets is Watching). Gold MTV Unplugged album…BP 2.1 sold like 750,000 and it was the so called best songs from a double-album that went 3x Platinum lmao…now those numbers never lie, don’t get me started

        • LS

          I don’t mean this as Nas vs Jay, I mean this as “who else from New York is killin it like Nicki other than Jay?”

          Well, for one, Nas is. Nas and Jay are both killing it way more than Nicki.

      • THATGUY

        the fact that yall are comparing a female rapper to Kings is why she IS indeed a King possessing the body of a Queen.

        • TruthSpoken

          Lets be clear. no one compared her to a king or queen. she made a statement. people are acknowledging the fact that what she said is crazy. she aint even in the top 10 lyricist out. “We don’t believe you, u need more people”

          • THATGUY

            How is no one comparing her to a King when the comments section is naming 50 cent, Nas, and Jay Z as artists from NY who’ve sold/branded the way Nicki has?
            Finish reading the rest of the comments section. And if you’re so hell bent on saying that she’s wack, back it up.

            Who is your top ten mainstream rappers?

            And what is the best verse you’ve heard from Nicki Minaj.

    • GreedsWorld

      50 Cent. 3 platinum albums to total over 40 million copies sold totaling 11x platinum with four albums (all of which went #1 on billboard)

      • Peso

        Fiddy sales started dipping after his second album which I always called the commercial thug album of the century lmao. 3rd album only did good first week sales because he did that good marketing scheme with Kanye in which Kanye killed him while helping him sale more records then he would have if he had dropped by himself that day

  • Taylor Hamilton

    You know the one thing I have to do is humble myself because everything can be lost in a second and all the stuff I’m saying I can’t back it up I know this but all I want to see is change in my people I’m not talking about a revolution I’m talking about us getting our just due we are owed that people I’m sorry for all the comments no more jokes our time is now black people we are important atleast in my eyes we are maybe I should’ve been born in Martin Luther and Malcolm X’s era i don’t life is crazy when you have to censor a grown man so I’ve just been censored I’m done and I love people all people I just wanted people to finally listen to me I’m not a bad person I am good I have good heart and love for all people but especially mine and I would die for my people because that’s how much I love them God Bless I’m done and I love everybody. anyone from any race you are important you truly are I just want my race to know that I’m sorry please forgive me truly forgive everyone I’m not perfect I’m just black.

  • Taylor Hamilton

    You know the one thing I have to do is humble myself because everything can be lost in a second and all the stuff I’m saying I can’t back it up I know this but all I want to see is change in my people I’m not talking about a revolution I’m talking about us getting our just due we are owed that people I’m sorry for all the comments no more jokes our time is now black people we are important atleast in my eyes we are maybe I should’ve been born in Martin Luther and Malcolm X’s era i don’t life is crazy when you have to censor a grown man so I’ve just been censored I’m done and I love people all people I just wanted people to finally listen to me I’m not a bad person I am good I have good heart and love for all people but especially mine and I would die for my people because that’s how much I love them God Bless I’m done I’m closing my account and I love everybody on facebook even the ones who I don’t know or who are not my friends I still love you to death anyone from any race you are important you truly are I just want my race to know that I’m sorry please forgive truly forgive everyone I’m not perfect I’m just black.

  • Wesley

    too bad she neither of her albums went number one in 5 countries or maybe she’d be right

  • PEE PERRY

    NIKKI MINAJ IS NOT A REAL LYRICIST TO ME. SHE AAIGHT,, BESIDES THE BITCH GOT NO COMPETITION. AINT NOBODY OUT AS FEMALE TO SHUT HER CORNY CLOWN LOOKING ASS DOWN.. WOW.. IMA START MANAGING AGAIN. GET A REAL RAP BITCH TO COME FOR HER JUGGLER.. LOL

  • PEE PERRY

    it was all a set up anyway. Her label as well as herself aing nothing but a bunch of voodoo motherfuckers, Fake as bloods, They even had to pay cash to claim blood. smh. Dont let me get started Ill tell all they fucking business. Who want it..lol