Nicki Minaj Reacts to "New Queen of Hip Hop" Title

Nicki Minaj talks to Funk Flex about being dubbed the "New Queen of Hip Hop."

Earlier this year, Rolling Stone magazine dubbed Young Money starlet Nicki Minaj the New Queen of Hip Hop. Now, in an interview with Funkmaster Flex for MTV2's Funk Flex Full Throttle, Minaj reacts to her latest honor from the music magazine.

Nicki said that she was extremely excited to have been given such a major title by such a respected media outlet. Despite this, she said that won't let the accolades go to her head, and that she's just honored to see that people respect her hardwork.

“It was very, very amazing to me,” said Nicki. “I was so excited ’cause [Rolling Stone is] really respected, and then when I went on all the TV shows, they kept on saying, ‘She’s been dubbed the New Queen of Hip-Hop by Rolling Stone magazine,’ so I was like, that happened at the perfect time.”

She added, “I’m honored because I obviously have been working hard to get to this place. Whether or not I’m the queen of anything, everybody’s gonna have their own opinion and I don’t do this thinking I’m the queen of this, I’m the queen of that. I just feel like I’m working hard and I just want people to recognize that.”

The full interview can be seen below.

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  • Anonymous

    DREAMER79 ffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuukkkkkkkkkkkkkk u silly cunt bastard she got money u dnt hahaha



  • NY

    You can't call her "Queen of Hip Hop" when she only puts out pop music. Her one and only album was horrible and people only listened to because their Lil Wayne fans who listen to anything related to him and think it's good for some reason. Real female MC's Jean Grae, MC Lyte, Queen Latifah (Before early 90's), Lauryn Hill those are real talented artists.

  • Lsn22s

    I respect her achievement as a new artist, but she only has ONE ALBUM out, I think people need to let her earn some more stripes before they start giving her that sort of title...just my opinion...

  • DRock067

    for everybody hollering "jean grae" why don't you support her and go buy her albums.

  • Eric McQuade

    Shes not the queen of shit. She sucks. She has ONE album. Fuck her and her record label that paid Roling Stone to call her the Queen of Hip Hop. Shes a fucking pop star.

  • Anonymous

    Nicki is the Queen. She is the only b!tch selling records and dropping hit singles on Billboard in 2011.

    • Anonymous

      Nicki MINAJ is not making music for Hardcore Rap fans. She is creating music for a larger audience. Her debut cd sold over a million copies. I am just glad to see a female rapper win!!

    • Anonymous

      And you won't receive anything from that money. Music has real value.

    • Anonymous

      She is making moves. I respect her hustle.

    • Anonymous

      money vs respect and dignity

    • Anonymous

      Nicki is a business woman. She's doing what it take to capitalize on her success. She will be sitting on millions in 10 years.

    • Anonymous

      10 years from now no one is going to give a shit about any of her songs, they will only vaguely remember her for her neon hair and large ass,

  • Ryan MacQueston

    queen of shitty hip-pop, Jean Grae would slaughter this ho

  • John0Boy

    More like the queen of cock hop.

  • Anonymous

    she's the queen of the shawt bus shawty remix

  • hellrazor

    queen of ridiculous faces & gimmicks. nothing else. rolling stone bestowed that title upon nicki minaj solely cuz of her popoularity. nothing else. i wonder if these mainstream media outlets are aware of REAL hip-hop cuz in my opinion...they are not. nicki minaj has no discernible lyrical skill, enunciates in excrutiatingly annoying voices, has got a bigger wig collection that the faggots on ru paul's reality show and so on. MC lyte, da brat, foxy brown, lil kim, lauryn hill, rah digga, jean grae, eve, lady repo, trina, queen latifah (back in the day) and many others, including angie martinez rap better than nicki minaj. hell, i bet even my infant niece can come up with better raps. rolling stone and all the other mags, please dont bother.

    • Anonymous

      The goal is not only to rap good but produce hits songs. This is not a talent show but a business. Million of people enjoy Nicki's music! Can you get million of people to support your niece music? Okay!

  • Jake

    Has Rolling Stone heard of Jean Grae? She's the illest femcee by far. Other solid to dope ones include Lauryn Hill in her day, Invincible (from Detroit), Eternia, Rah Diggah, MC Lyte back in the day, Da Brat back in the day (i always liked her voice/flow, but again I was young haha). Minaj as an emcee, from what I've heard, is about a D @ best. "Hang it up...Flat screen" God she's wack

  • Anonymous

    Look at all these hypocrites, complaining about fake hip hop. FUCK OUTTA HERE AND CLICK ON THE REKS ARTICLE IF YOU'RE TRULY FOR REAL HIP HOP!!!!!

  • IDK

    wait, what??? she isnt even qualified on becoming the Princess of Hip-Hop, so how the fuck is she labeled as the queen???.....whatever, no problem with me, bcuz no true hip-hop heads even give a shit about Rolling Stone's bullshit-ass views of hip-hop, so this shit is 100% pure biased and bullshit

  • TheImpermanence

    'New Queen of Hip Hop'....who comes up with these gimmicky titles. She can't actually rap without resorting to her 'Eany-meany-miny-mo'-ur-ahas-been-ho' type of two syllable matching up. She has been asked to 'freestyle' in interviews and shadily refuses...when she tries, it's like she's addressing a kingergarden group. She cannot deliver, she would faint or one of her fake buttpads would deflate in a rap battle. She's no queen of anything. It'a all hype and I hope everyone who reads this has a look around youtube and google to see how hard working her 'PR team' are. If you think Nicki Minaj has anything to do with 'hip hop' you need your head fixing. same goes for Drake. I would NEVER pay out money to go towards their future IN the music industry. Okay, they have millions of followers, yet they probably have several million more 'non-followers'...#POW

    • co

      you right SHE has kids following her music thinking that shit hot and look good they dont know any better and thats not good . rap about some shit that make sense instead of stupid shit and grown ups that have the ear for good music we been in that era where music was dope (thank you god) we know if its corny AND YES THAT SHIT IS CORNY

  • DL Dub

    Excuse me? So the media pushes this bitch in everyone's face, and I'm supposed to respect this bitch as my queen? Fuck that shit. She has VERY inconsistent talent, she's ugly as fuck, she's more plastic than the barbies she claims to rule (who rules barbies by the way?). I dont understand, like at all. Who the fuck IS THIS CHICK? And why does she matter?

  • Anonymous

    all y'all cats sayn she hot gotta rememba her complexion is 80% make up. go check some pictures of her raw face scariest shit u'll eva see hahahaha

  • Anonymous

    Fuck FagMaster Flex and Nicki Garbaj

  • Anonymous

    this bitch cant spit but she can swallow my load anytime!!!!

  • Jose Vasquez

    cough, cough, Jean Grae, cough, Rolling Stones is shit, cough, just got done with my physical

  • mr nasty

    the way shes starin at me in that picture makes me wanna cock slap the shit out of her then let her have her way with me and my man meat

  • shellme


  • Yup

    I guess it doesn't take much to be a queen nowadays. "If I had a dick I'd pull it out and piss on 'em" - Nicki Yeah. Real classy lyrics for a single. Talented (i'll give her a little credit) but nowhere near being a queen of anything.

    • Anonymous

      are u a queen o ok then shut up cuz dnt nobody kno u cunt

    • hmm

      Nicki's Pink Friday went platinum on that defeat alone she is queen. What other female rapper in 2011 will go gold or platinum? Someone rap skill ain!t about sh!t if no one will support their music.

  • Nikki is the queen of hip hop when she gives me dome

    Shes looking alright in that all black lingerie. Would definitely jack off.

  • Rob Johnson

    there is nothing "queen" about Nicki Minaj.

  • Anonymous

    She is way more attractive when you mute her music

  • slc133

    I'm talking about Hip Hop not Pop not all the pop image stuff. That doesn't matter. It's all about the music.

  • Anonymous

    fuck da wigs she wears, with that natural black hair, and that lingerie she got on in that pic, id smashhh

  • slc133

    Did they fucking ignore every other female rapper in the industry? Jean Grae? Dessa? There is an endless list of female rappers better than Nicki.

  • shes wack as fuck

    queen of gimmicks is right, i saw her mtv documentary and all she wants to be is a actress.. she said maybe shes just acting as a rapper right now while she makes it to movies. fuck this big booty hoe

    • Anonymous

      yeah honestly, she is a actress your right. You can tell it's not really her. Her shit is their for shock value. I think she is talented, but to me rap is about being 'real'. ahah, and by that I mean relating to myself and other regular people. I can't relate to these lady gaga people.

  • Anonymous

    The queen of gimmicks thats about it. Who the fuck is Rolling Stone to declare whos the king or queen of anything that involves hip-hop?

    • Anonymous

      lol I know that shit doesn't mean anything. How are you gonna let some old people from rolling stone magazine tell you who is hip - hop because the picked the only female on in a relevant chart position. Anyone could do that. And hip-hop isn't even significant anymore as a movement. It's branching off and changing.

  • Atl2Trill

    Nikki looks sexy as fuck in that pic. She can get it.

  • commee

    she was humble about it

  • Jesus

    Bravo nicki. now take off your pants and suck daddys dick

  • illfem

    are you serious new queen of hip hop... Man doesnt anyone listen to real hip hop, fem cant rap or even do her own freestyle. I give credit to where its due but this is just funny. Her ghost writer should get credit..haha to much bubblegum listeners...

  • Anonymous

    rolling stone is respected? thats news to me.

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