Nas Speaks To Nicki Minaj & Mary J. Blige On BET's "106 & Park"

Nas gets props from two of his collaborators as he celebrates the release of his 10th studio album, "Life Is Good."

Over the course of his storied career, Nas has collaborated with many an artist. On his most recent stop at BET's 106 & Park, the emcee received accolades from two of them.

After listing Nicki Minaj as one of the best female rappers he has ever heard (though giving the title to Lauryn Hill), Nas was surprised by a call from Nicki, who congratulated him on Life Is Good, his 10th studio album.

"I just wanted to call in and send my love vibes over to Nas," said Nicki. "To be such a superstar and such an icon, he was so humble," said Nicki of Nas, whom she kissed in her video for  "Right By My Side".

"I didn't really expect that from him. He was the most humble person on the set and it just took my respect for him to another level."

Mary J. Blige also called into the show to congratulate Nas on his latest. “Thank you so much for being so consistent and loving us so much that you would take care of us the way you have, through your lyrics, through your videos. You are the truth,” said MJB, who is featured on the Life Is Good cut "Reach Out." "Thank you so much for letting me be a part of...'Reach Out.'"

Watch the interview below:

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52 Comments

  • alvin walters

    I was a month old when illmatic came out but the best for me so far...NAS, BOSS forever

  • Anonymous

    Nas is a Hip Hop legend and I enjoy his music. I personally cant stand Nicki and think the bitch is a annoying as fuck but thats my opinion and Nas has his opinion and thats cool.

  • NY

    I know Nicki Minaj called in but just her calling in makes me not want to buy the album. Also really "Affirmative Action" is her favorite song? Have you heard Illmatic? God's Son? Stillmatic? Those albums? Now It's Still Written is a great album but she didn't even pick one of the better songs. Man fuck Nicki Minaj, it's a disgrace to say she's from NY. Nas you sold out even though you came back with a better flow, you put shitty artists on there and the beats are fucking horrible.

    • Real Hiphop

      @NY you crazy! 1st Nas never soldout,his style is the same. I have every Nas album and bruh will always be one of the greats. Him cosigning Nicki as a great talent doesnt make him a sell out he is speaking his opinion. And have your heard every relevent hip hop song ever produced, probably not! And ur top 5 isnt everyone elses!

  • Anonymous

    "How has nicki minaj not heard of Illmatic" Umm... Hello. She was 9 when it came out.

    • NY

      Umm... I was 2 and a half when Illmatic came out and now it's a top five favorite album for me. Music has no age limit you can go back and listen to older music, I mean I'm into 70's R&B/Soul/Jazz, 70's-90's rock, 80's-90's for hip hop. It's by no means a bad thing to give respect to the people who came before you.

  • sam uk

    brown nosing overdose

  • Anonymous

    FUUQQ YEEZ MY NIKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST GOT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CREDITT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!

  • Anonymous

    lets not forget da nigga did a rhyme backwards

  • Anon

    Best hip-hop album of the last decade. Nas did it! Over time people this album will become more and more recognize like Illmatic.

  • lovemuzik

    How the fuck has nicki minaj not heard of Illmatic? i swear shes also a quensbridge native like? some people need to get their facts straight 4real man!!swear down, and as far as her sucking Nas's dick i bet she would love to do it on d real tho? cmon She was all on his shit in her video and if you pay close attention she cant stop riding him in 106 park on how she enjoyed lipsing him and shit. I bet ESCO could toss dat up if he wanted 2.

  • youngsta

    nicki needs to stop sucking up to nas. he an old ass nigga who should retire right away after releasing his horrible album. but it's okay though. nas had the weakest verse on nicki's champion and tyga and wale killed him on kings and queens. nas also got outshined by wayne on my generation. nas is one of the most overrated rappers ever, next to old ass jay-z and eminem.

    • Hip Hop

      Yougsters today! You have to be a wayne clone to believe wanye could ever think of a verse harder than Nas. Their is no comparison between the 2. Nas top 5, Wayne not even in the top 10!

    • tboz

      nas and nicki should make this shit official...luv em both...i see em making beautiful babies...they d make a cute couple...and people need to stop hating on nicki..the girl doing her thangs..and the bid nas co-signs

    • zach

      you must be stupid as shyt bro. you think eminem, jay, and Nas are wack. and you say tyga and wayne are better... ahahahah you probably think soulja boy is the G.O.A.T. too........

    • michigan

      @youngsta hahaha you fuckin crazy! you cant be serious smh Nas is in the top 5 of all time. how the fuck u gone say tyga? hahah and Nicki dropped a pop album kid you cant even compare that to any nas album. theres a reason why everyone in young money respects nas.

    • wouzi

      you fucking hater, eat a dick

  • Who Is This Dickhead

    FUUQQ YEEZ MY NIKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST GOT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CREDITT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!

  • Anonymous

    Opinions, opinions. While you swear that IWW was wack, others will say it's slightly above Illmatic or better. Just enjoy the music.

  • Anonymous

    FUUQQ YEEZ MY NIKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST GOT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CREDITT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!

  • Anonymous

    Nastradamus was ok. Funny how at that time people wanted him to be more commercial so he releases a less serious album and people shit on it.

    • R.Pgh

      It wasn't the horrible album everyone makes it out to be. 90% of the people who trash it probably only ever heard the two singles which were pretty bad (Nastradamus and You Owe Me). It definitely had some good shit on there (Come Get Me, Life We Chose, Family, Shoot Em Up). That's what happens when you put out nothing but high quality shit. When one album is below YOUR average, everyone says it's wack.

  • Anonymous

    "i bet nicki dont even got illmatic" She's never even heard of it.

  • AliciaKeysaHOMEWRECKER

    *WARING WARNING* Nas stans have jumped off his dick, they are DISAGREEING? with him. Yes i said it DISAGREEING. Meh for once i agree with Nas. YMCMB MMG SOLDIERS

  • Anonymous

    really Nas? Nicki Minaj is one of the best female rappers you've ever heard? hey, if you say so.

  • Anonymous

    i bet nicki dont even got illmatic

  • BGG

    wtf is the world comin too when u gotta watch 2 ads before the video plays dont even start this dmb shit dx

  • Chunk Dogg

    Life is Good 5/5 20 years and still dope MC. Great to see!

    • Chunk Dogg

      For sure my brother I feel like Nas is holding it down for hip-hop. He's going to keep this culture alive by releasing material that is undisputedly so classic and so real that people just have to recognize. He puts people like Rick Ross, Wayne, etc..to absolute shame through his realness and his lyrical ability. I think there will be quite a few of the younger generation who will be a big step up into recognizing the real hip-hop through this album. 20 years and still going strong, long live NAS

    • michigan

      I agree this album is a classic. i got goosebumps when i first played it. He saying real shit and not all that fake shit kids cant understand they watch music videos and they think thats how it is in real life.

  • Anonymous

    Nicki Minaj "send my love vibes over to Nas" No thank you, fuckin' catch something.

  • Nasty

    nas is the truth. i dont think you could build a better 'greatest hits compilation' from any other hiphop artist(pac maybe) the nas cataloge is full of gems. 80% is all top shelf, hiphop quality.

  • Anonymous

    I been a fan since it was written and he did change for a bit when he got some fame and money but it didn't last long and then he went back to himself

  • Anonymous

    This guy has just stayed the same hasnt changed at all thats why hes so respected today. Props on a great album

    • Anonymous

      The Lost Tapes is his second best work, Nas has so many unreleased jewels. And I don't like everything on IWW, but it's easily his third or fourth best album off the strength off The Message, I Gave You Power and especially Take It In Blood alone.

    • Rival X

      I Am is my favorite Nas album. Shit is a classic to me.

    • Anonymous

      The Lost Tapes is absolutely flawless.

    • Shady 2.0

      Well he followed the Gangsta/Mafioso theme for a bit... but yeah. He could of improved greatly if he had the ability to pick beats Jay-Z has and better subject matter at times but all the same he his my 3rd favourite Emcee of all time. Life Is Good 4.5/5

    • Dashing

      It Was Written is probably one of the most slept-on albums. Nastradamus wasn't good. And I Am was just aight. Aside from that though, look at his track record. As for the rest, they're all dope. Illmatic Stillmatic Life is Good God's Son Hip Hop is Dead Untitled Street's Disciple Distant Relatives All top-notch albums, classics or damn-near classics.

    • Anonymous

      yeah, iww, nastradamus and i am don't exist.

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