Nicki Minaj is making the headlines again this time for saying in a deleted post that she prefers what white media outlets write about her over the black ones.
What We Know:
- Fans online were quick to call Nicki out on her claim. One fan said although she loves the rapper’s music one thing that didn’t sit right with her was the fact she referred to white people as white people and referred to black people as “the blacks”.
You know what..I love your music. But the fact that you said “white ppl” and then refer to us as “the blacks” just furthers the idea that “blacks” aren’t people. That’s an idea that goes wayyy back. I’m mad hurt. Unconscious ideas are a mf. You gotta be aware of what you saying.
— R3BEL (@whooptywooop) November 5, 2019
- Minaj hasn’t addressed the controversy behind her statement at this time.
- It seems that Minaj’s anger is stemming from her beef with talk show host Wendy Williams. In a deleted tweet, she shared a clip from E! television which showed the two going back and forth over her recent nuptials to Kenneth Petty. Williams scolded Petty because of his criminal past. Williams said, “Now, he served seven years in prison and he’s also a sex offender…So that means that he — is a manslaughter a killer? Okay, so he’s a killer and a sex offender. Well Nicki, congratulations.”
- Minaj responded on her Queen Radio show by dragging Williams and her past relationships. Williams filed for divorce after her husband Kevin Hunter welcomed a child with another woman. Minaj said, “Look at what age you are. You’re sat up there being vicious all this time and paid for that man’s mistress all these years. You paid for her shopping sprees, you paid for her hotels, you probably even paid for her GYN bills, you paid to have that baby delivered, hoe.”
- The rapper has been making headlines recently with announcing her retirement and her recent comments on the new feature on Instagram removing the likes on their photos.
She vows to no longer use the platform and feels that taking the likes away is taking away independent artists’ power away.