Caribbean Born Rapper Pays Tribute To Dancehall

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By NAN ET Editor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 7, 2018: Caribbean-born rapper, Nicki Minaj, proved this week she is a fan of dancehall by paying tribute to a number of Jamaican dancehall stars.

The Trinidad-born Minaj, on her Queen Radio show, called jailed Vybz Kartel her “baby” and “king” and said dancehall music is underappreciated.

She also expressed her love for Mavado and Beenie Man.

“Shout-out to Vybz Kartel you know what am saying, my baby, my king,” Minaj said. “Beenie a me bloodcl**t king, Mavado, shout-out to Sizzla Kalonji, shout-out to the great Bob Marley, my baby Miss Lauryn Hill.”

Spice, Lady Saw, Patra, Tanya Stephen, Buju Banton, Spragga Benz, Beres Hammond, and more also got a big shout-out from the female rap icon.