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Rico Nasty talks how Eminem inspired her to be a rapper




During a recent interview with PEOPLE magazine, Maryland hip-hop artist Rico Nasty discussed Eminem’s influence on her, crediting one of his iconic songs as the song that made her want to become a rapper.

“You know what’s so crazy, it was “Stan” on the Marshall Mathers LP… It was “Stan” by Eminem that made me want to be a rapper. I loved how it invoked every emotion. You felt scared, you felt excited, on the edge… It was almost like a horror movie.” Rico Nasty said.

Then she continued: “On the edge of your seat, waiting to see if this person was going to make the right decision. You almost feel bad for this person. It was very cinematic, that movie, it felt… that video was so cinematic. And then it also gave me a perspective that I never really had before, which was like, “Yeah, a lot of these people, they have fans, but some of these people have fans that are…” They’re die hard, man. They wait for your responses.

“And that was…Besides Tyler, The Creator and Nicki Minaj, that was my first example of what a fan was, low key, just obsessive. He even looked like him. He even looked like him in the video. That was crazy.” she added.

You can read the full interview here and watch Rico Nasty’s latest music video below: