strait up.. wish she'd drop sometime in the near future.. according to wiki.. she supposed to drop this year "lip lock" :D n well yeah.. everybody has to brand themselves.. but it wasnt a gimmick.. it's who she is? that's like saying the lox's gimick is being street dudes lol.. that's just who they are.. can't change that...
but how can u respect somebody as a hip hop artist that comes in the game fake lol.. yeah she says "u can say i'm fake, but my money ain't" and even refers to herself as barbie.. but that doesn't justify anything.. she's not a respectable hip hop artist that hip hop heads will tell their kids.. like "yo son, that pink friday cd, that's a hip hop classic" lol.. and her flow as original as some ppl claim it is..
u can tell that nicki is highly influenced by lady soverign & missy elliot by her flow.. more so lady soverign. i ain't hating. cus i've stuck up for nicki before.. cus she does drop some good s**t every now and then.. like i personally think she standsout the most in monster. but puffy drops some dope s**t every now and then too.. (ie... & the whole no way out album) and u cant take that clown serious
Branding/Gimmicks same thing
And you take something out of your personality and run with it...exaggerate it to make it appealing.
People come on here and hate on nicki for the way she acts saying she's putting it on but I been seeing Nicki act this way. Watch her old interviews, she always acted weird and did accents. If anything before she got signed she was suppressing all the silly s**t she does now and Wayne being a weirdo himself gave her the go ahead to just be her and make music. She always says now that before her ex-managers would tell her how to act, it was those people who were trying to make her out to be Lil Kim. Now she doesn't have to do that s**t no more and she's winning.
The only thing with her now is I would say she has toned down her vulgarity, everything is PG now and I hate it but she knows her fan base are young kids so she's trying to cater to them the best she can.
And I bet you like 2-3 years from now SOMEONE is gonna say Pink Friday is a classic and people are gonna co-sign it. That's how most albums get deemed classic.