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Nicki Minaj meets ‘Queen’ Lauryn Hill and praises her for being ‘the reason’ she pursued music

INSPIRATION: Rapper Nicki Minaj (right) with former Fugees star, Lauryn Hill

INSPIRATION: Rapper Nicki Minaj (right) with former Fugees star, Lauryn Hill

NICKI MINAJ dropped to her knees and praised former Fugees star Lauryn Hill for being “the reason” she pursued music when the two met backstage at the #Tidalx0105 concert last night.

“I quoted her in my yearbook,” the rapper wrote on Instagram.

She added: “Excuse me while I have an outer body experience. Shaking, crying, a MESS!!!! this lady is the reason. Omg. The QUEEN. Goddess! The epitome! The bar! The *faints*. Ms Lauryn Hill told me to keep “spittin dat fire”. Is this real life!????”

Nicki Minaj has sold 20 million singles as a lead artist, and 60 million singles as a featured artist worldwide.

In 2010, Nicki became the first female solo artist to have seven singles simultaneously charting on the U.S. BillboardHot 100.

She was also was the first female artist included on MTV’s Annual Hottest MC List, with a The New York Times editor saying that some consider her to be “the most influential female rapper of all time”.

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