Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
Recently, Irv Gotti compared Nicki Minaj to Lauryn Hill and there was plenty of outrage from the hip hop community. While there is no one who will deny the talent that lies within Nicki Minaj, no one is ready to crown her the next Lauryn Hill. Many hip hop critics and fans, alike, say Hill is one of the best performers who ever lived. Nicki Minaj, on the other hand, has not proved herself to be legendary, yet.
Currently, Nicki Minaj is keeping the radio hot with her undying hit single, “Your Love.” In the song, Nicki Minaj sings and raps, but it is clear she has a little bit of assistance from the auto-tune machine. While the song will forever be embedded in most hip hop fans’ memories as the anthem of summer 2010, not many would agree that it rivals the run Lauryn Hill had twelve summers prior.
Nicki Minaj, always one to be different, has decided to go with the unpopular decision. She becomes one of few people outside of the Murder Inc. camp to agree with Irv Gotti on any point of view. While he has been painted as the odd man out in the rap game, Nicki Minaj agrees with him in comparing her to Lauryn Hill. Minaj said she definitely has the talent, but Irv has placed the pressure on her to prove it.
Both Nicki Minaj and Lauryn Hill will be releasing new albums this fall.