Of the eleven rappers Kendrick Lamar calls out on his “Control” verse, no women made the list, including Nicki Minaj. The spitfire rapper/singer talked to Power 105.1 over the weekend and responded to her name being omitted from his list of threatening emcees (at 3:52 in the video here or below):
“I’m probably in the top five motherf*ckers he did mention, so go and do your motherf*ckin’ research.” She added: “But I also feel like he’s maybe one of those respectful gentlemen 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. But the kid know the kid is ill, so I don’t need to be on nobody’s dick.”
Lamar’s list includes: J. Cole, Big K.R.I.T., Wale, Pusha T, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, Drake, Big Sean, Jay Electronica, Tyler The Creator and Mac Miller.
Minaj ended the interview by proclaiming: “I’m the queen of New York, I’m the king of New York. Let me tell you why. Platinum albums. Albums. Plural. Number one in five motherf*ckin’ countries. Don’t play with me.”
Even before “Control” was discussed, Minaj said there will be plenty of rapping on her third studio album, which she estimates will be released next year.