If you remember, two weeks ago Lil Mama was spotted on the red carpet in LA for the MTV Movie awards rocking a futuristic look with a blonde bob. From previous looks of Lil Mama, we all assumed that she was instantly copying Nicki Minaj. However she had to the opportunity to speak with VIBE and said that actually Nicki was inspired by her after seeing her wear the look on the set of America’s Best Dance Crew.
On Her MTV Movie Awards Outfit & Nicki Minaj Copying Her Style
But my cut is blunt and futuristic and Nicki Minaj started wearing that bob on her head after she came to my show, so at the end of the day I know what I do and I know what I possess and I know who I am. I’m a trendsetter. The biggest form of flattery is imitation so I’m flattered. I understand the universal law. I’m not confused, I don’t feel like a follower. I started so many things that new artists are doing now anyway –my style, the way I’m aggressive on a track, the way I come through, the way my beat bangs. There are so many things that were borrowed, that I influenced that’s happening in music right, so I’m far from discouraged.
Yeah, she was a guest on America’s Best Dance Crew and immediately afterwards, everywhere she went, she was wearing the haircut, the same exact way. But that doesn’t make me feel like ‘Oh she’s trying to be down’ like how I said about our culture. I’m actually flattered because she imitated me and it felt like something that I was doing was cute and in time for the fashion and for the season, so it’s like let’s live, let’s do it