Diamond Says Nicki Minaj Made Female Rap “Fun” Again

Is Nicki Minaj opening doors for other female MCs? Former Crime Mob rapper Diamond doesn’t necessarily think so, but she told XXLMag.com that the Young Money princess is making the genre fun again for women on the mic.

Diamond credits the Queens-bred rapstress with giving her someone to compete with. “It’s kind of like running on a track,” she explained to XXLMag.com. “If you’re running by yourself, you’ll eventually get bored; there’s no motivation, it’s just running with yourself. But if it’s a friendly competition and you know that you look to your left and you look to your right and you see you have other runners with you, it’s gonna motivate you to run faster and harder and just get to your destination. And that’s how I look at it. It’s fun now.”

According to the ATLien—who recently signed a deal with Jive imprint Battery Records—Minaj has put a magnifying glass on femcees. “[She helped] give it more attention, because it was kind of boring at one point,” she said.

The 22-year-old is currently working on her debut album, which she says will feature guest spots from Lloyd, Keri Hilson, Three 6 Mafia and more. She plans to release her single, “Lotta Money,” for release next month. —Adam Fleischer

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  • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

    Diamond Says Nicki Minaj Made Female Rap “Fun” Again

    - Well, she certainly didn’t make it “good” again

    • these posts are racist

      Co…Sign.

      Rap is “…going down, basement.” Pay attention to Jay’s advice…people.

      • HONESTY

        her metaphors were better than LUDA’S–

        ‘fill her up… balloons’?
        ‘all white… body looking like milk’?

        get the fuck outta here.

        • swype-matic

          Is that the only Ludacris song you ever heard of? That song was pretty much aimed at females and young money fans.

        • jay

          lmao………yea dat shit was extra lame its like he juss threw that in there andi listen 2 luda alot

      • realrapforever

        when females rap all they rap about is how fine they is,how much they get f***ed,and that they can steal other h**s men.if a female got on the track and went off like jay,nas,lupe,j.budden then id be ok with that.but females in rap complain about not havin a voice…and then dont do s***t wit it.GTFO

  • http://twitter.com/itztrizz617 Trizz

    she made it fun…but far less respected, nicki has dumbed it down significantly since she first got a lil buzz to the point that female emcees arent even taken seriously anymore, if they dont look good no one care…

    • Malik

      Sorry Trizz, there’s plenty of female rappers that deserve respect, but they’ve never gotten it in the hip hop world.

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  • infamous1

    Honestly, diamond hasn’t been important since knuck if you buck. what does she mean, now there’s some1 to compete with? She truly lives in her own world. Nicki has def made female rap fun, but she has also made it soo full of shit.

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  • HONESTY

    in all HONESTLY, diamond wouldn’t have gotten a deal if it wasn’t for nicki minaj’s success.

    let’s be real for a moment here.

  • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

    “Nicki Minaj Made Female Rap(pers) “Fun” Hungry Again”

    ^ fixed

    • Worldizmine

      Very true!

  • http://www.myspace.com/slotchmusic ms_spittuh

    Fun? Whats fun about being a coon?

  • Kingroy

    I agree on the making female rappers hungry. But look why the hell is rap divided between male and female? Can’t we just call it rap?

  • Teddy

    Really what she has done is re-establish a current long standing image that many respectable female emcee’s have been trying to rid away for years. I mean from Missy Eliot to Lauren Hill to Jean Grae Female Emcee’s have stuggled to get attention and respect with out having show half their body talk about sucking dick till cream comes out.

    The only female emcee that I’ve seen in mainstream since Lauren Hill that can be sexy and not show too much and still show mad skills is Ludacris’s artist Shawna. Granted she a little bit more than Lauren Hill, but no where near as much as Nikki, Trina, Lil Kim, or Foxy Brown. And she doesnt talk about sex as much even though sadly her last and possibly her only big hit was a sexual song, “Gettin Some Head” and the remix.

    But she really made matters even worse for Female Emcee’s.

  • swype-matic

    By the way, where’s Rah Digga & Jean Grae? And Remy Ma…oh, I think every body knows where she is.

  • caino

    Remy be eating the cooch in the Pen!!

    • swype-matic

      Hahahaha!! I bet!