(AllHipHop News) Early in her career, Nicki Minaj spent time in the south under the management of Waka Flocka's mother Debra Antney. The Queens, New York native even incorporated southern sounds into tracks like "Beez In The Trap."
But it can't be denied that Nicki is known for tackling all types of musical styles. Apparently, she feels a way about her fellow East Coasters mostly adopting the production made famous by artists below the Mason–Dixon line.
"The truth of the matter is, trap has taken over so much that even our New York rappers are doing nothing but trap songs, because they feel that that’s the way to make it," Minaj told Elle. “They’re rapping like people from down south.”
The world got a taste of what's to come from the 35-year-old entertainer with the singles "Chun-Li," "Barbie Tingz," and "Rich Sex." Queen, the forthcoming album from Nicki, is looking like it's going to be a retread of Hip Hop's infancy.
"It has to be ’80s,” said Minaj about her LP's soundscape. “It has to be boom BAP. I don’t want to do no trap sh-t ’cause everybody’s doing that sh-t.”
Was all the talk about "trap music" and "New York rappers" a subtle shot at a Bronx newcomer that goes by the moniker "The Trap Selena"? Elle writer Devin Gordan suggests the "no trap" proclamation has more to do with Nicki being bored of the sub-genre than any animosity towards chart-topping rhymer Cardi B.