One of the most recent online Hip-Hop disputes has gathered a lot of traction in recent days, and as a result, the debate over who would make the cut for a hypothetical rap Mount Rushmore has gone from Twitter fluff to a major news topic.
The viral tweet that cleverly placed Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and J. Cole atop the Mount Rushmore of 2010s Hip-Hop has received 8.9k retweets, 2.7k responses, and 5.7k likes so far.
The celebrity replies, on the other hand, have heightened the interest in the issue.
Yesterday, Nicki Minaj responded to the original tweet with a generic “wow,” and today, LeBron James jumped right into the fight, declaring that Future Hendrix deserved the final position.
LeBron’s controversial remark sent Twitter hip-hop fans into a frenzy, and it even elicited a response from Nicki Minaj.
While Nicki’s response to LeBron is comedic in tone, her claim that she is one of the four greatest rappers of the preceding decade has a lot of merit.
Her debut and sophomore albums both achieved number one on the Billboard 200, and all four of her albums have charted in the top ten.
Nicki notched up the great majority of her 118 Billboard Hot 100 hits during that time period.
Furthermore, Nicki has influenced an entire generation of female rappers, making it difficult to defend her omission from this very divisive Mount Rushmore of the 2010s.
— BEAM ME UP SCOTTY OUT NOW (@NICKIMINAJ) May 27, 2021
Future Hendrix https://t.co/e2ecl8aLmh
— LeBron James (@KingJames) May 28, 2021
Never thought I’d get the opportunity to give you the alley oop. But you almost had it. It’s N I C K I…EMMMM I N A J!!!!!!!!!!!!! https://t.co/beAYfxDa2J
— BEAM ME UP SCOTTY OUT NOW (@NICKIMINAJ) May 28, 2021