M.I.A: “Nicki Minaj Runs Hip-Hop”

M.I.A is one of the most outspoken artist’s in the music business. The UK rapper is not afraid to let people know exactly how she feels. If she doesn’t like someone, she’ll happily express it and Lady Gaga knows this a bit too well. But for once the ‘Paper Planes’ singer is not making a controversial outspoken comment, but instead showing love and appreciation to a fellow artist…

During an interview on 102.7 KIIS-FM’s ‘New Music Show’ the London native expressed her appreciation for Nicki Minaj – who guests on the remix to M.I.A.’s ‘/\/\/\Y/\’ album cut ‘Teqkilla’ and said the Queens rapper “runs hip-hop,” reports Rap-Up.

When asked what she thinks of all the hype surrounding the self proclaimed Barbie, M.I.A said it’s the rappers strong work ethic that keeps the buzz alive:

“She works hard and that’s what it is. She’s focused and that’s good,” she explained. “It’s been a while since a female rapper has come up with that much… She’s got a really good work ethic, and I get her.”

When M.I.A gives you a compliment, it means something, because she doesn’t give them often


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