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Nicki Minaj: 'There Are Many Female Rappers I Get Along With'

Despite feud with Lil' Kim, Minaj claims many others have given her 'genuine love'

November 9, 2010 5:40 PM ET

The ongoing rift between Nicki Minaj and Lil' Kim inspired Perez Hilton to ask Minaj who exactly are the female rappers she does get along with.

In the video, Minaj laughs uproariously before answering. "I love that question!" she says. "There are many female rappers that I get along with. There have been so many female rappers that have congratulated me and given me genuine love, from Trina, who is my darling, to Missy Elliott to Queen Latifah to Foxy Brown to Remy Ma. It goes on and on, and that's what people don't understand.

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"People think that I'm the 'hated female rapper,' " she continues, gesturing air quotes. "But a lot of the girls have shown me a lot of love, and behind the scenes have said, 'Congratulations, keep up the good work.' Can't we all just get along?"

[PerezHilton.com via NahRight]

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