Women in hip hop talk about Nicki Minaj being their inspiration in their paper magazine interviews.
First female rapper is Dreezy, the question was: Who inspires you?
Definitely Wayne. Definitely Rihanna. And I definitely grew a lot more respect for Nicki Minaj. Because when Nicki first came out, I ain’t gonna lie, I wasn’t a big female rap fan. I was one of those people that be like, “Uh, that’s a girl rapping, I’ll listen to it later.” But after taking it serious and getting more into music, I respect her so much, because it’s like bitch you hold your weight for ten motherfuckin’ years. And you did a damn good job at it, because it’s so much more work when you’re a female artist. I’s not just rap. You gotta have the image, you gotta have the personality, you gotta control your attitude, Lord knows that’s hard. [laughs]
They don’t judge these men on bars like they judge us. When you hear a female track, most men would be like, “Okay…cool but what she look like?” And it’s like, you can’t help what the fuck you look like, so to get people to look past all of that shit and respect you for your talent and your work is just very commendable. So, I definitely salute the top three girls in the game, Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Nicki Minaj.
Second female rapper is Cuban Doll, the question was: Do you feel like the industry does a good job with supporting women in rap?
I feel like the industry is accepting females now. I mean they been accepting females, you got all the female rappers like Lil Kim, Nicki Minaj, Missy, all the people who been doing it. But I’ve always felt that the industry is always looking for ‘the next Nicki Minaj.’ Everyone wants their own personal Nicki Minaj at their label. When I say that, I mean an attractive woman that streams, does numbers, attracts people, attention and a crowd. But I feel like we get taken advantage of a lot because it’s a male dominated industry. We get stomped on and pushed over. Although we have a voice, we don’t have a loud enough or big enough voice.
Source: Paper Magazine/Team Minaj