Are you ready Barbies? We’re streaming “RapFix Live” with Ms. Nicki Minaj right now as Sway fields questions from you, the fans, sent via Twitter to @MTVRapFix and upload your video inquiries to Your.MTV.com. We’re looking for the hashtags #hottestmcs and #rapfixlive, so let’s get those tweets tweeting (c) Cam’ron!
Nicki Minaj earned the #6 slot on our Hottest MCs in the Game list and we checked in with a few experts about the MC’s ranking and her talent for multiple personalities.
“Even if you cringe at her crazy faces or exaggerated voices, you get the sense that Nicki is controlling her own self-parody,” said Miss Info, of New York’s Hot 97 radio station. “She seems more hustler and ball-breaker, than dress-up doll or trophy artist (even when on the arm of Lil Wayne or Drake). So, yes, sometimes it seems like we’re watching an episode of “The United States of Nicki,” but one of those multiple personalities is a girl from Queens who can rap her ass off. And clearly, that’s no small feat.”
Nicki, also known as Roman Zolanski, follows Busta Rhymes, Fabolous, Tony Yayo, Swizz Beatz, Soulja Boy Tell ’Em, Fat Joe, Lloyd Banks, Wiz Khalifa, and Rick Ross as guests on “RapFix Live.” And like a true MC, she blessed Sway with a freestyle, featuring at least two of her personalities, Roman and Barbie.
“Is this the thanks that I get for putting you bitches on?” she kicked. “Is it my fault that all you bitches gone?/ You should have sent a thank you note, you little ho/ Now I’m gonna wrap your coffin with a bow.”
The Queens lyricist has earned an array of fans in the past 12 months with her flamboyant style and song-stealing cameos. She’s been featured on tracks with Trey Songz, Drake, Mariah Carey, Jay-Z and Kanye West, to name a few.
“Nicki Minaj is doing a wonderful job,” the LONS veteran said. “Not just as a female artist, but as an MC period. She’s displaying an ability that most dudes ain’t even been able to deliver consistently. From her speed rap ability to her animation, she exemplifies not just dope ability as an MC but she’s bringing character back to the game.”
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