Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Responds To Kendrick’s “Control”; “I’m The King Of New York”

(AllHipHop News) It has been nearly three months since Kendrick Lamar shook the rap world with his verse from Big Sean’s “Control,” and the responses from Hip Hop artists are still making waves. The latest rapper to weigh in on K. Dot’s naming dropping lines is Young Money’s Nicki Minaj.

Nicki recently spoke with Power 105’s The Breakfast Club. When asked why she thinks Kendrick did not mention her along with his other worthy peers he claimed to want to “murder” lyrically, the leader of the Barbz gave two possible explanations.

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“I’m probably in the top five n***as he did mention, so go and do your motherf**King research,” said Nicki, “I also feel like maybe he’s one of those respectful gentleman that probably felt like I don’t want to say a female’s name, or maybe he just don’t think the kid is ill.”

The other bars from “Control” that had many East Coast emcees jumping to reply to Kendrick where the ones where he named himself the “King of New York.” Being a Queens native, Nicki countered that statement with her own proclamation.

“I’m the Queen of New York. I’m the King of New York,” added Nicki. “Let me tell you why. Platinum albums. Plural. Number one in five motherf**king countries. Don’t play with me.”

The “Roman’s Revenge” rapper left one final half-jokingly response for her competitors.

“When you got an album that go number one in Japan, and the U.K., and Australia, and America at the same motherf**king time, and Canada, then you can speak my motherf**king name b*tch.”

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Watch Nicki’s interview below.

  • Bumpy Johnson

    whats it worth to gain the whole world and lose your soul?

    • ryan

      awesome. That what im saying. Whats the big deal when in the end you will burn in hell.

      • You Got Me Hott Out Here!!

        Well, ain’t no hell. But I get what you’re saying.

    • I feel you dude. you got real lyricist grinding it out in the darkest corners of the hip hop underground then here comes this clown gimmicky chick exploiting the game.

  • Tony G.

    bitch is so corny smh

  • Sean Taylor

    They still talking about that verse?

    Time to move on….

    • Bumpy Johnson

      thats a good thing…niggas was still talking bout hit em up verses in the early 2000s

  • Truth Powell

    When you’re number 1 all over the world for making techno pop, you’re not competing in the realm of hiphop.

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      truuuuuuuu but @ the end of the day it all falls under the realm of music and its tied to hip hop so no matter where it goes … when they trace the roots of that music it will trace back to HIP HOP !!!!

  • MrNoName2K

    Nikki Minaj’s time has expired…

  • Nicki, Nicki ,Nicki put one up in your Kidney. 2chainz said that on your own song!!you’re a gimmick and you not good for much else.

  • That_N

    People are STILL mad about that king of NY line?? NY rappers shouldn’t be so emotional.

  • Reblogged this on HUEY mix wit RILEY.

  • PhilTheGreat

    I still don’t understand how albums where half the tracks are singing are still measure in the Hip Hop genre. You get a different fan base altogether. _(^.^)_/

  • Chris

    This is the same chick that said she was a better MC than Ransom. Now, she’s claiming to be in the top 5?! F*ck…outta…here!

    • disqus_WUFAunwzRG

      She is in the top 5, ForbesList.

  • B.L.A.C.K from the couch

    Record sales don’t actually make you king,,what happened to skill.

  • How did she respond? Did she instigram him her la-la or something! Brrr

  • sowell19

    Nicki needs to get off herself.


    EVE all day!… she is the queen of hip-hop…

  • KGerrell27

    She was KIDDING ….. but she’s DOPE