It looks like a Nicki Minaj rollout is currently underway. The rapper came out of hiatus at the top of February with the release of two singles, "Do We Have A Problem?" and "Bussin," which both feature Lil Baby. Both singles aren't necessarily enough to determine the direction that Nicki will head on her new project but it certainly has us intrigued.
While she has a few things on the way, along with the relaunch of Queen Radio at its new home at Amazon's Amp, she recently sat down with Joe Budden for an in-depth conversation. During the convo, she dived into her influence in both music and fashion and how that's never really been widely acknowledged, especially among fashion publications. However, she feels similarly about Lil Kim's impact on hip-hop and fashion at large.
"The same way I feel like I should have already been on the cover American Vogue, so should Lil Kim. If we being all the way a thousand," she said, adding that the publication prides itself on how influential it is in the first place. "When myself or Lil Kim goes on the internet, every day we see our influence," she continued. "We will see our influence so I’m not going to say it’s about me only, right? And not give that woman her just due about what she did.”
Of course, there's been friction between Nicki and Kim over the years but this might be the first step towards repairing their relationship.