The Young Money queen salutes the twerking pop princess…
Nicki Minaj may make headlines for issues with beefs with artists including Mariah Carey and Iggy Azaela, but she recently revealed to E! that she adores Miley Cyrus and was honored to hear that Cyrus named her as one of her biggest musical influences.
E! News caught up with the hip-hopster at a Fourth of July event in New York City hyping the new drink brand Myx Fusion, which she launched with entertainment executive Mona Scott-Young. And when we asked her about the former Hannah Montana star’s recent comments that Minaj is one of her biggest influences, Minaj couldn’t resist gushing about her young admirer.
“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 Pink Friday rapper told us exclusively. “What a compliment that was to me. I really love her back. Thanks Miley!” In an interview with Billboard.com last month, Cyrus called Nicki one her top five favorite female singers along with rapper Lil’ Kim and her own godmother, Dolly Parton. “Nicki is now my Lil’ Kim of my generation so that’s cool,” she said.