Her fans love to brag about how big and influential and risky that Fantasy remix was (which flopped, by the way) when in reality that was already an established trend - her fans only view it as a risk
I think these are the key things to note here.
Obviously there were artists collaborating with rappers in the late 80s/early 90s, and maybe they were chart successes, but they apparently h
People dont cite the previous artists’ efforts but they cite Fantasy. That’s why Also, people having done something before doesnt mean it’s popular. It took off after Fantasy, not before iirc