The latest issue of Billboard Magazine features rap star Nicki Minaj calling her “the First Lady Gaga of Hip Hop.” the magazine even implies Nicki may have borrowed a page out of Lady Gaga’s book by calling her fans “Barbz” since Gaga refers to her fans as “Monsters”.
In the issue uses various quotes from prior Nicki interviews where she reveals Lil Wayne kicked her out of Young Money in 2009 after she missed the second leg of his “I Am Music Tour”, believing her career was over when “Your Love” was first stolen and leaked and not wanting to be a “typical” New York rapper.
Shortly after the issue was released Nicki took to twitter to clear up the Lady Gaga comparisons. She says, “I didn’t “borrow a page” out of anyone’s book. i’ve been calling my fans barbz way b4 i’ve ever heard any1 b called a “monster” its funny how ppl jump to conclusions. maybe a lil black girl from queens couldn’t think 2 call her fans barbz on her own. go figure
“that was in reference to the billboard mag cover story. (a story i absolutely love but i felt the need to clear that one little thing up) i was underground for a very long time. ppl seem to think i popped up yesterday & started calling my barbz “barbz”. its unfair to assume its ok 2 give everyone their individual props. no need to lump them all into 1. it undermines the work i’ve put in. the work my fans put in.”