Queen Latifah Says Female Emcees Of Today Have Yet To Top Those From The 90s

September 11, 2013  |  

While some may argue that some of today’s female hip hop acts have already greatly surpassed the lady emcees of yesteryears, if you ask actress and media personality Queen Latifah, she’ll more than likely tell you that women in hip hop from the 90s have yet to be outdone. At least that’s what she told Ricky Smiley while out promoting her new daytime talk show, The Queen Latifah Show.

“I still think some of the best ones that have done it have yet to be topped. I still don’t think anybody has topped the whole era of Foxy, Kim, Missy, Eve, me on the tail end kinda things,” the hip hop icon said.

She went on to say that although she believes Nicki Minaj is doing her thing, she looks forward to seeing more than just one woman be successful in the hip hop genre.

“I’m still looking forward to it not just being a one-at-a-time female rapper thing. I mean, I think Nicki Minaj is great, but I think we definitely need to blow up some of the other females that are out there.”

The television producer also discussed working with Will and Jada for her upcoming talk show, which is scheduled to premiere on September 16th.

“It took Will and Jada to be involved in this for me to really do it, to be honest with you. Because I have done a talk show before and I learned a lot doing that show, but I knew then—what I learned then was that I really had to make it me. It had to be something that was really, really me in order for me to love going in there and working that hard and making it happen. And doing it every day. But I’ve known Will and Jada since I was a teenager. We’ve grown up together… Will has helped me out with various things throughout the years.”

Would you agree with her?

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