Camila Cabello Pays Tribute To Nicki Minaj’s Iconic Prague Video

Camila Cabello is riding the high from her new album C,XOXO, and making sure to pay homage to some previous female legends in the process. Moreover, she recently posted a video of herself walking to her private plane at night. “This is how a bad b***h travels from Denmark to Glastonbury. You b***hes can’t even spell Glastonbury,” the singer remarked in the clip while spinning around as she made her way closer to the aircraft. This, of course, is a reference to and a full-blown recreation of an iconic Nicki Minaj video in which she basically does the exact same thing and makes the exact same statement, but from London to Prague.

Furthermore, we know that Camila Cabello is a big rap fan, so this tribute to Nicki Minaj isn’t really a surprising or confusing gesture. After all, Drake haters everywhere conceded that his new collabs with Cabello on C,XOXO are certified summer smashes, even if not everyone’s on board with that. Regardless, there are also appearances on this new album from the City Girls (JT and Yung Miami), Playboi Carti, and Lil Nas X, so there’s plenty of hip-hop representation on here. Some fans might raise an eyebrow at this given the Cuban native’s history with alleged racism and the inevitable discourse of a pop-rap crossover’s potential exploitation, but it’s clear that this is an act of appreciation more than anything else.

Camila Cabello’s Nicki Minaj Homage

Regardless of where you fall on that debate, there’s another debacle that you might disagree with Camila Cabello on as well depending on your view. She recently commented on the battle between her collaborator Drake and Kendrick Lamar, lamenting the constant beef and proposing that they bury the hatchet. “Drake is such a delight,” the 27-year-old shared. “It’s so frustrating to see people talk about someone you know in a negative way. You’re like, ‘Dang, if only you guys could just have dinner or something.’”

Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj has bigger fish to fry than Camila Cabello, what with Ice Spice speaking on alleged negative messages that leaked concerning the young star’s thoughts on her. “Sometimes I’m tempted to engage with certain things,” Spice remarked. “But I also realized you’re just going to give it legs to grow and run with and sometimes I think you can overexplain yourself a little bit. So, I just like to focus on what I can control and what really matters.”

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output.

Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond.

Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C.

His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.