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Big Booty and Rap Culture | How Lil Wayne, Mack Maine Influenced Nicki Minaj’s Body Transformation

Nicki admits Wayne and Mack Maine’s choice of women, and their habit of poking-fun at her made her feel the need to transform into thick Nicki

What’s the deal with Rap music, Hip Hop and fine-a** thick women? Multi Grammy-nominated American rapper Nicki Minaj probably knows the answer to that question.

Not that it began during their reign, but from the use of supermodels and hot vixens in music videos, female Hip Hop acts like Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Rihana have become the most aesthetically admirable people in a Hip Hop music videos.

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2009

Thanks to medically safe body enhancement procedures, some female acts have become super models themselves, and more than fit the bill of the bad bi**h/boss bi**h attitude that’s very much referenced and revered in the game.

In a recent interview with fellow American rapper Joe Budden, Nicki Minaj disclosed that she knew she had to transform her body after seeing the kind of ladies label bosses Lil Wayne and Mack Maine brought to studio sessions.

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2015

“Social media was just beginning when I started so I was a lot of people’s guinea pig,” she told Budden. “I was one of the first people to be shitted on on the internet, on social media like non-fucking stop. Every day I would go on and there was some new story, made-up story, or bad picture. It wasn’t acceptable to have surgery at all or anything. At that time, I had never had surgery. I had ass shots,” she said, describing how she would go to a “random” person’s house to get them done.


“I was in Atlanta at the time and… I kept on being around [Lil] Wayne and them. At that time Wayne, he talking about big booties. Wayne would have a new chick in the studio every session, so it was always a new big booty there. They were his muses.

“But I just was around them all the time and I was like the little sister with Wayne and Mack [Maine]. … All I would hear them talking about is big butts and I didn’t feel complete or good enough—good as those girls because I’m like, ‘Oh my god, this is what you’re supposed to look like in the rap culture,’ and I don’t look like that.”

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Asked if anyone would comment on her body, Nicki said, “I think they said stuff sometimes jokingly. But to a young girl or up-and-coming rapper … when it’s from someone like Lil Wayne it matters. So even if they’re joking they don’t know that the person … is not finding it funny.”

She explained that they likely didn’t know she wasn’t confident about her body at the time. “They’re just joking. They didn’t mean any harm. But it wasn’t a joke to me.”

Now basking in the glory of her creative ingenuity, Nicki Minaj is the fully fledged boss lady with insurmountable confidence about how she looks.

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