Charlamagne detailed circumstances surrounding the fallout recently during his Brilliant Idiots podcast. According to the Breakfast Club radio show personality, it all stemmed from him publicly criticizing Minaj’s song “Anaconda” as a “corny” record for women and kids. Apparently that was just the tip of the iceberg.
Charlamagne goes on to say that his opinion of thinking Iggy Azalea should’ve won Best Female Hip Hop Artist at this year’s BET Awards rubbed Minaj the wrong way. As a result of the above, the Young Money rapstress has penciled Charlamange in on her sh*t list.
“Me and Nicki Minaj, I got mad love for Nicki Minaj even though she ain’t f-cking with me right now, she unfollowed me on Twitter and she’s made calls to people in radio, people that I worked for, and said she’s never coming on the Breakfast Club again” Charlamagne told Brilliant Idiots co-host Andrew Schulz, while going into the fallout from favoring Azalea over Minaj.
“I know she got upset when I said I thought ‘Anaconda is corny,’ My exact synopsis on “Anaconda” when it first came out was “I’m not feeling this record. It’s not for me. It’s for girls. It’s for kids. It’s for people that like to shake their ass.” I said when the video comes out I’ll probably appreciate the song more. But I said this song is going to work. I just think it’s corny. That’s what I said.
“Then when the BET awards came around, I said I think Iggy Azalea should have won ‘Best Female Hip Hop Artist’ at the BET awards because she’s had a better year than Nicki Minaj thus far. I still feel that way,” he continued.
“Now, I also said during that time period, Nicki Minaj is the king of New York. Because when I saw her perform at ‘Summer Jam’, I’m like ‘Yo, she really owned that motherf*cking stage.’ She had the record, she had the ‘Looking Azz,’ she had the ‘Yess B-tch’ and the freestyle with Chi Raq. She was really dominating it. So if being the ‘King of New York’ still means something, she was the king of New York. so therefore I’m an objective fan.”
Charlamagne’s revelation about his fallout with Minaj, which was first revealed during an interview he had with Lil’ Kim, is a far cry from when he appeared on the “Moment 4 Life” MC’s last album “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.”
To hear Charlamagne’s Brilliant Idiots podcast, click on the audio below. His remarks about Minaj start at about the 56-minute mark: