Nicki Minaj paid homage to one of her favorite female rappers who have inspired her musically and lyrically -- Foxy Brown. The Queen Barbz saluted Fox Boogie on her 39th birthday on Wednesday (Sept. 6).

Nicki shared on her Instagram page a glamour photo of Foxy and wrote a message honoring the Brooklyn rhymer for her influence and legacy in the rap game.

“I may have never even started rapping if it wasn’t for her. KING FOX," she wrote. "Her flow & delivery is still unmatched. You can’t listen to me w/o hearing her influence. She’s still the only thing I compete w/when it comes to precision of flow, delivery & execution. Trini QUEEN. Happy Birthday my love @foxybrown.”

Foxy has been keeping a low profile lately as she enjoys motherhood. The former Def Jam artist delivered a baby girl earlier this year. There has been speculation on who is the baby daddy, but it looks like Foxy did the big reveal on her birthday.

She posted on her Instagram page a video of dancehall star Spragga Benz praising Foxy as a wonderful person. In the caption, she wrote "Daddy."

We want to wish Foxy Brown a Happy Belated Birthday!

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