rap cypher

*Nicki Minaj traveled to TNT’s “Inside the NBA” Thursday night to promote her album “The Pinkprint,” and found herself in a rap battle with co-hosts Kenny Smith, Grant Hill, Shaquille O’Neal and Ernie Johnson – who actually dropped the mic after his “flow.”

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Also of note during the cypher: Grant Hill needed notecards..

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Shaq wore a diamond grill.

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He also used his rhyme to propose marriage to Nicki – and was rejected – on beat – with her one-word response.

Watch the entire segment below: