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Nicki Minaj Claims to Be ‘Better Than Most Male Rappers’

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Nicki Minaj has always been wary of the ultra-defined gender lines in hip-hop and she’s never been shy about putting people on blast behind them.

On Tuesday (April 2), the Young Money emcee sat with ‘MTV First’ for an exclusive interview after the debut of her ‘High School’ video on the cable network.

According to Hip Hop DX, when Minaj was asked about what pressure she feels prepping a third LP after her exorbitant rise to fame in a fickle industry, she responded, “This time I care less about the acceptance and more about me being the lyrical, ill bitch that I am. Knowing that I am lyrically better than most of the male rappers out there.”

“Yes, I’m gonna say it. I don’t get the credit that I deserve,” she continued. “Like ‘Up In Flames’ on ‘The Re-Up.’ If a dude was on that song with me everyone would have talked about it and they would say ‘Oh, who had the best verse?’ or ‘Blah blah blah.’”

“But when I put a song out by myself…” she adds. “Men run the hip-hop game, let’s be honest…They not gonna recite a female. They just feel funny and it is what it is.”

Though the ‘High School’ creator is known for her diva antics at times — most recently on ‘American Idol’ — she may have a point here. We can appreciate that Nicki Minaj doesn’t hesitate to state the real. Who could forget her “pickle juice” freakout on the MTV special ‘Nicki Minaj: My Time Now,’ which turned into an honest diatribe on gender inequalities?

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