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Lady Leshurr Talks Turning Down Deal Over Nicki Minaj & Integrity

Diva & Vixens- Karen Smith Article


Iconic UK rapper, Lady Leshurr claims wanted her to create a diss song towards Nicki Minaj, but she turned the idea and big money.

The rap game is similar to a competitive sport at times with its foundation in deejaying and emcees having rhymes spitting at each other since the inception of the genre. This eventually led to big money for record companies and recently Cardi B told Mariah Carey people are always trying to have women go against one another.

On a recent episode of Angela Scanlon’s Thanks A Million podcast, a British rapper Lady Leshurr revealed that she was offered hundreds of thousands of dollars to diss Nicki Minaj on a track, but in the end, she turned it down.

“I’ve always gone with how I feel here. There’s only one time I didn’t go with what was in my belly and it didn’t go well at all. It was really, really disastrous, so I’ve learned from my mistakes,” said Lady Leshurr. “It’s all about integrity. Don’t just take things bcause it looks good right now. What is it gonna look like in five years to come? Ten years to come? I felt specific deals that was offered to me, they would have fizzled out within two years.”

“The first offer, massive, incredible amounts of money. I’ve never seen money like that, £250,000,” she continued. “Offered a record label deal with Atlantic who just kept trying to persuade me to do a diss track to Nicki Minaj. I didn’t know Nicki Minaj then, like personally, we never spoke or anything like that. I knew of her come up, I’ve seen her journey, and I just thought she was amazing.”

“I’ve never been the type of person to pull another female down that’s doing their thing. Just randomly. That to me is just so cringy. It turns my stomach thinking about it, ’cause some people do do that. Back then, there wasn’t a word for it, but the word right now is ‘clout.'” Lady Leshurr believes her own talent is enough to get her attention and notoriety without tearing down another artist.

“I just like to be in my own zone, in my own lane, minding my own business and doing what makes me happy, never trying to pull people down in the process. I felt it in my belly that time and I just knew this is not the right idea. Turned it down.”

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