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Nicki Minaj x XXL pt.2

blame it on Meka April 9, 2010

Wow, she’s really going all in for this “blonde wig on a black chick multicolored hair pieces on an African American, female rapper” look. And you know the Latarian Miltons of the world – you know, the ones that like to do hoodrat things – will eat this up. Anyways, here’s a piece of her cover story XXL.

You are both a new female rapper and a new rapper from New York. Do people recognize your gender more than that you’re a New York artist?

I think very often people miss that I’m from New York, and I don’t really know why that is, but I remember I said on Twitter one time, “Shout out to Queens,” and all of the gay boys thought I was talking to them, and I realized that people haven’t gotten that I’m Southside Jamaica, Queens, New York City. I feel like I say it a lot, but I guess I’m not saying it that much, or it’s that I’m so diverse and I don’t always rap with the New York accent—I switch it up, you know. People don’t see me as just repping one city or one state. I actually really like that. That was always my goal: to be able to bridge that gap, you know, whether it’s to London.

When I listen to my favorite artists, I don’t care where they’re from. When you listen to Whitney Houston, you don’t care if she’s from New Jersey or France. Like, she has an incredible voice. So I’m glad that sometimes people don’t put me [as the] “new, New York artist.” But I am very proud to rep New York. Who wouldn’t be? We’ve seen the best male and female artists, so it’s an honor to be from New York.

More photos from the Jonathan Mannion-shot session down bottom.

Also, for those wondering what is up with the females rappers of the world, head over to theBVX to read about 10 other talented femcees.

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