TIDAL X: 1015 - Star-studded benefit concert hosted by TIDAL and Robin Hood at the Barclay Center

Featuring: Nicki Minaj
Where: New York, United States
When: 15 Oct 2016
Credit: Derrick Salters/WENN.com

Nicki Minaj Talks Meeting Lauryn Hill, Twerk Battling Against Safaree & Mumble Rap

(AllHipHop News) Nicki Minaj is responsible for two of the most viral moments from the TIDAL X: 1015 concert on Saturday.

Video of the New York rap superstar meeting her idol Lauryn Hill was blasted across the internet.

Nicki’s twerk performance from the Barclays Center and her backstage dance rehearsal also became web favorites over the last two days.

The Breakfast Club spoke with the “Truffle Butter” spitter about her big night.

“Such a surreal moment. I couldn’t control myself. I was at a lost for words,” said Nicki about meeting Ms. Hill for the first time. “She was super sweet and gracious.”

Charlamagne Tha God later asked Nicki if her ex-boyfriend Safaree was a better twerker.

“First of all, you have to compare my twerk video on my Instagram. Cause that’s the one that’s epic. He can’t do better than that. Now that one at Tidal? Yes,” replied Nicki. “I could tell y’all some stories, but I ain’t.”

In addition, the Trinidadian-born artist spoke about the female Hip Hop game and the current “mumble rap” era.

“People act like just being a female rapper is hard, but being a male rapper and being taken seriously is hard too,” Nicki stated. “We’re in the era of mumble rap. Some of it super dope, and some of it like, ‘Okay, let’s see where this goes.’ It’s always difficult becoming a staple in Hip Hop.”

Minaj named Young M.A., DeJ Loaf, Lil Uzi Vert, and Fetty Wap as new rappers she is a fan of at the moment.

Watch a replay of the TIDAL X:1015 charity concert featuring Nicki Minaj on Tidal.

I think rehearsal was better😏 😩

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