Nicki Minaj Praises Miley Cyrus’ Evolution & Twerking Skills
Miley Cyrus recently cited Nicki Minaj as one of her influences, saying that the female emcee is one of her Top 5 favorite artists. E! Online caught up with Minaj while she was promoting her Myx Fusion drink brand in New York, and it seems that the “I Am Your Leader“ performer is a fan of Cyrus as well.
“OMG! Miley is sooooo cute and every time I see her I say again and again that she is so damn cute and down to earth. I really love her,” the rapper told E! exclusively. “What a compliment that was to me. I really love her back. Thanks Miley!”
Fans and the media have been comparing Cyrus to the likes of both Rihanna and Minaj, due to her new funky style and random twerking videos. Miley, however, has denied trying to mimic Minaj.
“Nicki is now my Lil’ Kim of my generation so that’s cool,” she said.
“A lot of people wanted to try to make me the white Nicki Minaj,” Cyrus told Billboard.com. “That’s not what I’m trying to do. I love ‘hood’ music, but my talent is as a singer.”
So what does Nicki Minaj think of Ms. Miley’s new look?
“She looks very sexy and sassy in her new video,” noted Minaj. “I love it! I love her new look, she is really all grown up. I love that she cut her hair. Some people were iffy that she cut it but I love people that have the balls to do whatever they want.”
Minaj adds, “I can tell now Miley is really developing into her own self. “I love her Twerking moments. That’s what is is all about being an artist.”