Nicki Minaj is really a joke… who is she to think that we seriously care about her signing on-to American Idol. If anything, she should be more concerned about damaging the reality show. After all, she is not a singer and has no vocal reach but yet she is a judge critiquing singers on their vocals. Nicki apparently is more focused on her “street cred,” not sure where she gained it from, but here is what the bubble gum singer had to say:
As an artist signed to Cash Money Records — home to her mentor Lil Wayne, Drake, Jay Sean and DJ Khaled and a label that has sold more than 78 million albums since its founding in 1991 — she points to “a judgmental culture in hip-hop,” where “sometimes you are afraid of being too famous because it’s almost, like, is that even cool? Being that accessible, someone you see on TV every week? I never pictured myself as that type of person. I’m still surprised that I decided to do it.”
Nicki needs to click back into reality. Years, years, and years ago it was more true that a credible rap artist going mainstream may cause an issue with that artist losing credibility, but in today’s world with changing times, as always, adjustments are required to be made in one reaching their audience. If you have ever listened to Nicki Minaj’s songs, its all bubble gum music and nothing that touches the soul or can be taken seriously.
She knows nothing about gangsterism, or hard life on the streets, and she was never a drug dealer, so she has nothing to worry about when it comes to her being too famous and “her street cred” being damaged, because she never had none to begin with. Listening to Nicki speak, rap or sing is far from thought provoking. She needs to just get over herself and just realize that no one really cares about what she does.