Over the past year, newcomer Nicki Minaj has become the premier female hip-hop artist in the music industry, even garnering the title of “New Queen of  Hip-Hop” from the venerable  Rolling Stone magazine last year. Although many have weighed in on the title, Minaj is now sharing her reaction to the magazine’s flattering claim.

In a recent interview with with Funkmaster Flex for MTV2’s “Funk Flex Full Throttle,” the Young Money emcee explained that she was honored by the title.

“It was very, very amazing to me,” said Nicki. “I was so excited ’cause [Rolling Stone is] really respected, and then when I went on all the TV shows, they kept on saying, ‘She’s been dubbed the New Queen of Hip-Hop by Rolling Stone magazine,’ so I was like, that happened at the perfect time.”

And while it’s nice to be know as the “New Queen of Hip-Hop,” Nicki explained that she simply sees herself as a hardworking emcee.

“I’m honored because I obviously have been working hard to get to this place. Whether or not I’m the queen of anything, everybody’s gonna have their own opinion and I don’t do this thinking I’m the queen of this [or] I’m the queen of that. I just feel like I’m working hard and I just want people to recognize that.”

Do you believe Nicki is the new queen of hip-hop? –nicholas robinson

Nicholas Robinson

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