Nicki Minaj is getting it from all sides lately.
Ice-T’s wife Coco recently told PerezHilton.com that the rap superstar’s backside was “fake,” and now, rapper/ABDC host Lil Mama is saying the Young Money First Lady copied her style … hairstyle that is.
Mama, who shot to fame for her hit “Lip Gloss”, showed up at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards rocking Nicki’s trademark haircut. When asked about the similarities to Nicki Minaj’s style, the rapper/TV host said that the rap Barbie took it from her first.
In an interview with VIBE.com, she explained.
“My cut is blunt and futuristic and Nicki Minaj started wearing that bob on her head after she came to my show, so at the end of the day, I know what I do and I know what I possess and I know who I am. I’m a trendsetter,” said Lil Mama.
“The biggest form of flattery is imitation, so I’m flattered. I understand the universal law. I’m not confused, I don’t feel like a follower. I started so many things that new artists are doing now anyway — my style, the way I’m aggressive on a track, the way I come through, the way my beat bangs. There are so many things that were borrowed, that I influenced that’s happening in music right, so I’m far from discouraged.”
As she continued to explain her claim that Nicki stole her style, Lil Mama said Nicki saw her haircut during a guest appearance on “America’s Best Dance Crew” and ran with it.
“She was a guest on ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ and immediately afterwards, everywhere she went, she was wearing the haircut, the same exact way,” explained the rapper. “But that doesn’t make me feel like, ‘Oh she’s trying to be down’, like how I said about our culture. I’m actually flattered because she imitated me and it felt like something that I was doing was cute, and in time for the fashion and for the season, so it’s like let’s live, let’s do it.”
What do you think? Did Nicki steal her hairstyle from Lil Mama, or is Mama in dream land?