*“I’m sitting here with a female rapper on a talk show started by a female rapper. This is a moment for me,” Queen Latifah said on today’s episode (Oct. 22) after welcoming Nicki Minaj to her talk show.
Minaj then does the bow down gesture before the two begin chatting about the current state of hip hop, her “American Idol” fiasco, her first feature film role and her distinctive style.
Latifah called Minaj’s appearance on the show, “a full circle moment.”
Nicki said it was for her as well: “You’ve opened so many doors for me and so many other women and it’s insane because I always reference you when I talk to my female rappers who have kind of paved the way in terms of a business woman and mogul and just all around entertainer and to be sitting here doing your show is just a great moment for hip hop, so thank you for having me,” she said.
Watch clips from the episode below.