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Gloria Velez Ain’t Feeling Nicki Minaj, Calls Her ‘A Gimmick’

By Allen Starbury   /   Published 04/29/10

Nicki Minaj and Gloria VelezSince being thrust to the forefront of Lil Wayne's Young Money label movement, female MC Nicki Minaj has gotten her fair share of criticism. From her voluptuous backside to the silly faces she makes in music videos to her Barbie style, Nicki has heard it all.

While the rapper does receive a lot of support from female fans, she also gets a lot of flack.

Most recently, former video vixen / rapper Gloria Velez shared her opinion on the Young Money rapper's style. In an interview with Major Moves DVD, Velez said she thinks Nicki is "a good gimmick."

"There's only one right now that's making any noise. Yea, Nicki Minaj," Velez said when asked about female rapper's in the game. "You can't say who's hot because she's the only one out. She's just there.

"She's a good gimmick, like she has the right team behind her. That's it, because if anybody else put her out or she was by herself, it would not pop off at all ... no matter how much plastic surgery or no matter how much injections in the butt. It's not gonna happen. It's a gimmick," Velez continued.

Since the video leaked, fans of Minaj have been sounding off on message boards and Twitter calling Velez a hater, but as she says in the clip, the comments are strictly her opinion. Velez names a few female MCs she is feeling, before offering a few reasons why she disapproves of Minaj.

"Nah, I don't like her music. Sorry. I can't front," Glo said. "I like [Foxy Brown], I like Eve, I liked [Lil] Kim's first album. I think it's a gimmick. I don't think it's real rap. Her lyrics are garbage, to me. It's cute and catchy, but ... it's not hot to me. Some of it don't even make sense.

"She can't dance, she's batting her eyes. What is that? Like the whole time onstage? That's not a performance mama. ... I don't beleive she has the whole package. That's my opinion."

Nicki Minaj is currently working on her debut solo album. Earlier this month, she released the single and video for the Sean Garrett-assited "Massive Attack." She was heavily featured on Lil Wayne's Young Money compilation, We Are Young Money, which dropped in December 2009.

Gloria Velez is best known for landing the title of "Video Vixen of the Year" from BET and "Eye Candy of the Year" by XXL. In recent years, she's been focusing on her music career. Although Velez had once landed a deal with Cash Money Records, she eventually left and is currently shopping for a deal.

  • Kiela

    ok guys this is what you call a professional hater!!!! who is this chick i havent even heard of her before but ive sure heard of nicki minaj!!!! nicki minaj is one of the best if not the best!! shes effin talented,sooo beautiful,and shes a BARBIe!!!! dont hate cuz you didnt think of what shes doin or cuz you aint her....I love you nicki minaj:)

  • educated

    SHe is not a hater! She is speaking the truth. Why do all you DUMB people think someone is hating when their expressing their opinion. So if I said the color green is ugly Imma hater. PUh... Please. IF you think this barie is rap, then you are dumb and brainwashed. I ve listen to Nicki since day one. Nicki was a way better rapper back in the day. But this sh*t now is not it. PLEASE BELIEVE

  • Non Hater

    Yea This chick is,a real live hater. She Mad Cuz she is aging,played out. Nicki Minaj a Fresh new hottest thing out, You got all these females hating on her because she's fresh meat.

  • Non Hater

    Ok Yo mama must have not told you, If don't have nothing nice to say don't say nothing at all. She's a hater. If you talk about another individual period, regardless of what is said, your a hater. An opinion is different, which she didn't give.

  • Regime_Dragon_Gang

    real talk Gloria! She is a gimmick. Like she just showed up on the sceen and acts like she's dope and her whole public display as a character is weird.

  • MASSIVE ATTACK

    WELL WELL WELL.. ITZ SAD WHEN ITZ OK WHEN VIDEO VIXENS CAN GET A FAKE ASS BUT WHEN A HOT YOUNG STAR APPROACH THE GAME SHE FAKE.. UHH SIKE NICKI IS HOT BEAUTIFUL AND VERY TALENTED GET OVER IT GLORIA SHE WIN U LOSE AHAHAHA

  • Outlawz

    Keila shut tha fuck up stop worshiping her ass !!!!!!!!

  • yo got it

    PEOPLE LISTEN TO Lauryn hill thats rap. "Put my p*ssy on ya side burns...." OK

  • tiana

    shes tellin the truth!!! yeah nicki is pretty, ill give her that but shes not all that good of a rapper.

  • devon

    So let me get this straight, know one is entitled to there own opinions get the fuck outta here, Nicki Minaj is pure garbage,she is a gimmick that new song she has with Sean Garrett is trash.Fox,Lyte,Latifah,Digga,Jean Grae & Bahamedia are female Mc's not this bubble gum fake ass broad.

  • its me

    whoa whoa.. did she just say she use to rap wit them?... umm but she throwin shade on another female, thats apart of the same empire..that she once was apart of.. humm interesting... WeSeeWatUupOn.com , girl boo.. gtfoh

  • THE 7TH SON

    FOOD 4 THOUGHT; THE SOURCE INCOURAGED INSPIRING ARTIST TO BE CREATIVE,COME UP WITH A GOOD GIMMICK SO TO SPEAK YEARS AGO. NIKKI DID THIS.HOW MANY TIMEZ MUST WE BE REMINDED THAT HIP HOP HAS NO PARAMETERS..? MAMMI IS DOING HER TING! CHEK GAME...AS THE EARTH SPINZ THERE WILL BE LIGHT ON ONE SIDE AND DARKNESS ON THE OTHER,ITS HER TIME TO SHINE! STAY ON YOUR GRIND UNTIL ITS YOURS- . BUT RIGHT NOW NIKKI IS THE NORTH STAR LOVE IT OR NOT

  • ROBASE

    maaaan,gloria velez im not hattin but you dropped a album and sold negative numbers. nicki appeals to her demagrphic,her peers.Yeah Gloria is intittled to her opinion,but when you put it out ther like that it just makes her look like see hatin.Nicki is a sign of the younger movement of hip hop. Personally im a fan of the whole young money movement.Been a wayne fan from day1

  • Simply Ecstasy

    I'm not really feeling the Barbie thing, it is a gimmick but these male rappers have gimmicks too. Half of em ain't even got or even done the things they rap about. SO WHAT if she bat her eyes and enhanced her butt... The bitch is still hot and her lyrics are just as good as her predecessors.

  • @Skullgizzy

    All i know is Nicki Minaj is In the Rap Building to give the fans what they want and make money... and that's what she does..... she's basically catching the eyes of teens &+ that's where the moneys at right now ... Gloria Velez is just Mad she aint tasting no money on her end! Ha!

  • niki

    don't be mad cause nobody knows who you are. you wannabe.

  • Primavera

    1ST I am not a hater. I personally do not care for Nicki Minaj, but I care even less for Gloria. I remember her from back in the day and now she is full of crap. I liked how she said "I used to dance...sic...back when bass was in." Yeah girl you danced for Luke in the 90s, just say that! Why did you try to sugarcoat it?...Anyone over 30 knows about your "career".

  • Primavera

    Yes she is attractive and appeared in several music videos, but she does not have the status she THINKS she has. Glo has forgotten that the little success she had was becuz someone was backing HER.

  • Primavera

    Does she not think that some people felt SHE was a gimmick? I always thought she was. I have never heard any song that Gloria rapped or sung on pop off!!! Now she wants to go to pop music "becuz that's where the money is". Glo you played-out, and nothing is worse than a has-been talking about how they will do anything for money. If Jennifer Lopez can't revive her career what makes you think you can?

  • MsMissy

    Velez is definitely a hater. Keep battin' those eyes Nicki!

  • Up Out Ma Face Boy

    Im not hater imma fan of Barbie.Gloria just dnt no wat 2 say she dnt even believe wat she talkin boutt. She must not remember when u dnt have nothin nice 2 say den do;nt say nut10 at all. I dnt even no she iz. Nicki is the queen of hip hop so gloria chill out n fall backk

  • Nisse_x33

    Dudee she like needs to get a life just cusz she's hatin dont' mean anything. And people are just dumasses & listen to stupid things. Nicki is a good rapper & Glo? lol NOBODY KNOWS WHO YOU ARE SOOO lets keep it that way hunny :)

  • david

    Velez only want publicity

  • daireontae miller

    i want to be sighned to young money

  • jane

    nicki is wack...

    and so it is....

  • JayDee

    Gloria Velez. idk bout you guys but shes got something going...So does nikki minaj i aint hating on either one cuz they both Bad Bitches =)

  • Shady 1

    GLO IS A HATER!!!! SHE CANT RAP WILL NEVA MAKE IT INDA MUSIC INDUSTRY AND SHE IS AGING BAD! LOOKS OLD AND HAS NO SKILLS SO NOW SHE MEDIA ATTENTION WHORING 4 ATTENTION! NIKKI IS DOIN IT BIG! RAISE YO KIDS GLO, RAISE YO KIDS....

  • http://www.ballerstatus.com nic

    nikki minaj is doin her thing her style is different she has NO LIMITS young money

  • http://ballerstatus.com mechell

    uuuhhhh...gloria who??? from where?? when??
    nikki is obviously running the game right now like no other! she the one and only and oh girl is hatin way too hard. she wish she could be on nikki's level!

  • JudasBarron

    I think Nicki is cute, that's it. I don't like her lyrics or the 'hard smiling eye batting' she does. Makes her look like a robot with a perfect yet fake body. She's playin' her role and people are fallin' for it. Like I said, she's cute but that's all I see. She's gettin' hers whether anyone likes it or not.

  • Stephanie

    WRONG!
    she is a big HATER...
    shes a nobody just trynna get some publicity...
    Grow up!
    and clean ur super greasy face.

  • TOKYO

    First of all.. We've already seen this nasty girl, fuck any male/female/dog/goat/horse and ne thing else she take or suck via LIL KIM, history DOES REPEAT ITSELF...she's aknock-off kim all day long. And yes no matter how UNTALENTED AND GARBAGE the bitch is.... it is what it is... So all u NICKI FANS don't take it personal when this bitch falls off which she will.. Her deflated ass will burst and fall back down to the dirty slums Wayne dug her out of...

  • Shady 1

    @tokyo aint takin it personal but the is byda time nikki falls off her money will be sooooo long she can buy gloria's video hoe no talent ass life!!!! who is gloria anyway???? no talent aging and a video ho!!!!! her music sucks!!!!!!!!!!

  • Miixz.Carter

    well i think she is a very good at what she do and she do have alot of haters and a lot of suppoters im a suppoter. im not sayin its not ok to exspress ur feelins just dnt make it sound u hatin on ha when but some of her lyrics dnt make since he talk abt mii chick bad she talk abt freddii and gason but i do support her an dher music...lol

  • Nisse_x33

    hating on dumm shyt man.... lol

  • princess nadia

    yo all dem haters need tu leave barbeeii alone shit just tryna do her thing ..y cnt ya just do u n dnt worry about her wat da fuck....everything sum1 do it always got mad hater around tuu say shit damnn!! leave her alone she dnt care dnt ya get it

  • princess nadia

    nicki all i got tu say do ur ur thing .....it all about de money fuck demm

  • chris

    IS IT ME OR DOES GLORIA SPEND WAY TOO MUCH TIME DISSIN OTHER FEMALES?SHE DIDNT LIKE LIL KIM,SHE DIDNT LIKE REMY MA, SHE DIDNT LIKE MELISSA FORD KNOW ITS NICKI MINAJI.THE TRUTH IS GLORIA DEN GAVE DAT JUICEBOX UP TO SO MANY RAPPERS,ATHELETES ETC THAT NO ONE TAKES HER SERUIOSLY.SHES BEAUTIFUL BUT REALLY NEEDS TO GROW UP.

  • shaytohick

    yea she is a hater dont b hatin on my bitch nicki manaj hoe we dont even no who u r ur nothin but a video whore wit yo ugly ass dpnt hate cuz nick finer than you

  • Jaysizzle

    honestly what she said is true to a certain extent... if you do watch nicki's videos she really does bat her eyes swing her arms like a rapper, bobble her head and slightly sway her junk. but nothing to huge except her ass lol. no actual dance move or choreograph movements. Also I've notice her recent performances. if she really wants to excel and the newest female rapper out there she needs to dance instead of just staying on one part of the stage for every 2 to 3 verse she flows.

    That's my opinion, Her songs is catchy but just cant get over the fact she isn't a well rounded performer.