Nicki Minaj is calling it like she sees it!
In a long, extended comment on a new Instagram post on Friday night, the rapper took to social media and the public sphere to defend herself and her place in the music industry… while also calling out both Beyoncé and Taylor Swift by name.
The comment, which appears to have been completely deleted nearly 24 hours after it was first posted, appeared on this series of IG pics Minaj put up on her account late Friday afternoon (below):
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At the time, the Good Form rapper included this long comment about her place in the music industry, too, which you can read (below):
“12 years ago I dropped my 1st mixtape. Wrote every single word on every single song. I was so proud of that. Eventually the barbz were all wearing pink hair, Chinese bangs, & Barbie chains. Colorful wigs came all the way back in style. Everyone became Barbies & Dolls. I always shouted out my influences in my interviews. Now a days, it’s become cool to pretend u weren’t influenced by other artists. S/O to the ones big enough to do it: Kash, Asian, Cuban, Saweetie, Meg, Malibu, YOUNG MA, Ms. Banks, Lady Leshurr, etc. No female rapper (other than Trina) did a song w/me or congratulated me on my billboard accomplishments. … Just like Beyoncé isn’t obligated to congratulate or collaborate with Normani, etc. I never had a crusade by radio stations, influencers & blogs to make my song number 1 when Anaconda was #2 on the Hot 100. I never had a group of men in the studio writing my songs for me so it took a while between albums. Please stop these write ups about what I didn’t do. Y’all are rlly sick & ima call y’all out one by one on Queen Radio. Most of yall doing these write ups have never fought for anything in life. You just sit on the sidelines & watch the doers do!!!! To my fans; I love, cherish you, adore you, and thank you. God bless you.”
Inneresting… And doubly inneresting how it appears the comment has since been deleted!!!
And while she name drops Queen Bey right there in the middle of the comment, it isn’t until she responds to another fan’s comment on her post that Nicki feels like she can safely invoke Taylor’s name, as well.
Here’s the interaction, which went down with a fan (below):
Wow! Definitely referencing Taylor’s open Tumblr letter from earlier in the week over the whole Scooter Braun fiasco!!!
What do U think about Nicki referencing Bey and Swift, y’all?? And even beyond those two musical references, how do y’all see Minaj as far as how her music holds up against the rest of the world? Is she an icon?! What is her legacy??
Sound OFF about all that and more in the comments (below)!!!
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