Rap Game’s Nia Kay On Meeting Queen Latifah: “You could feel the legendary-ness”

Nia Kay of Lifetime’s Rap Game caught up with Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson and discussed Queen Latifah’s influence. Photo via: Instagram

Queen Latifah is royalty. Just Another Day, U.N.I.T.Y., Latifah’s Had It Up To Here and Ladies First are the Queen’s classics!  If you don’t remember all of that, well then, heck, she was Khadijah James on Living Single.

But what happens when a Chicago teen actually knows the body of  work of said East Orange, New Jersey native Dana Owens aka Queen Latifah?

That’s where Nia Kay, enters the scene. Star of Jermaine Dupri’s Rap Game reality show on Lifetime TV. Nia got to know the Queen, a judge on that show while on set.

Check Out Nia Kay and Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson

Appearing on a recent episode of the Scoop B Radio Podcast, Nia Kay broke it on down.

“Queen Latifah like she became my fave after seeing her in person,” Nia Kay told me. 

“So I was just like: ‘Queen Latifah, oh my gosh.’ Like you could feel the legendary-ness; like in her. You could feel, you could just see it, feel it in the atmosphere, everything. So it was like, just meeting her, she was like: ‘I’m glad you lived up to the hype.’ I was the only one she told that to. So it was like she already knew me when I walked through the doors.”

Apparently Nia Kay’s counterparts saw the vibe and thought it was a conspiracy. Not so fast, says Nia Kay!

“So all the other parents were telling my dad: ‘like this competition is rigged, you guys knew Queen Latifah blah blah blah.’

Nia Kay and her family took it all in stride!

“We didn’t know her,” said Nia Kay. “It’s the same way Jermaine found us on social media, she found us on social media. She didn’t find your child so you mad.”

On a cooler note, Nia Kay is enjoying the success of her latest EP, The Duchess that dropped in May. The seven track EPs is available via Apple Music and showcases her charisma and talent.

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About Brandon Robinson

Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson is a managing editor and columnist at RESPECT Magazine. Follow him on Twitter: @ScoopB and Instagram: @Scoop_B. As a 12 year old, he was a Nets reporter from 1997-1999, co-hosting a show called Nets Slammin' Planet with former New Jersey Net Albert King and Nets play-by-play man Chris Carrino. He's also been a writer and radio host at CBS and a staff writer at The Source Magazine. He's a graduate of both Eastern University and Hofstra University. You can catch him daily on the Scoop B Radio Podcast. Visit ScoopBRadio.com to listen. For inquiries and to contact Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson visit ScoopB.com