Nicki Minaj is certainly getting her share of the limelight. She has crossed over from being a topic on gossip blogs to being talked about in the mainstream media. That is a major accomplishment for a femcee these days. And unlike Lil' Kim and Foxy Brown she hasn't resorted to using sexually extreme lyrics or getting arrested to get noticed.
I have stated before that I think she is very talented. I just hope that she doesn't let Lil' Wayne and his craziness get in the way of her success. I mean Lil' Wayne doesn't seem like the sort that really likes women beyond having sex with them. So Nicki being associated with him and his label may become problematic over time.
It's already going to be hard enough for Nicki as a femcee to maintain a career in an era where commercially successful femcees are almost extinct. So being surrounded by people who are totally unprofessional and criminals, as Lil' Wayne and a few of her label mates are, will not be good for her in the long run.
My hope is that at some point Nicki will break free from Lil' Wayne and his label and sign with a more reputable entertainment company. If she does Nicki just may turn out to be not just one of the top femcees of this decade but one of the top rappers of the decade period.
Anyway, I'm pulling for Nicki. I hope her album, Pink Friday, is a success.