Here’s what all your favorite artists wore to the 2022 Met Gala

Here’s what all your favorite artists wore to the 2022 Met Gala
Megan Thee Stallion, Lizzo, Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, and more were out in New York on Monday night.

By David Renshaw

May 03, 2022

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The Met Gala 2022 took place on Monday night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. This year’s event marked the first return to normal service since the pandemic, with the 2020 event axed and 2021’s Met Gala happening in September, not the usual first Monday in May date. With a theme of “Gilded Glamor” and a guest list that ran from Megan Thee Stallion to, err, Elon Musk and James Corden, this year’s bash was a classic chance for everyone at home sitting in their PJs to say, ‘Well she looks like shit’ and ‘Who thought that was a good idea?!’ Scroll down to peep all of the best musician looks from the night.

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Normani

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Cardi B

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Nicki Minaj

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Megan Thee Stallion

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Billie Eilish

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Anitta

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Lizzo

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Olivia Rodrigo

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Jack Harlow

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Camila Cabello

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Phoebe Bridgers

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Rosalía

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Sky Ferreira

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Erykah Badu

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Kid Cudi

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Bad Bunny

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SZA

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Stormzy

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Nicki Minaj and Fivio Foreign share “We Go Up” video

Nicki Minaj and Fivio Foreign share “We Go Up” video
The rappers take to the streets of New York for the drill track’s clip.

By Jordan Darville

April 19, 2022

As Nicki Minaj prepares her upcoming fifth solo studio album, the New York City rapper displayed her fluency with the sound dominating her hometown by releasing “We Go Up,” a drill track featuring the subgenre’s shepherd, Fivio Foreign. The song came out at the end of August, and today the music video has been revealed.

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The visuals from Drevinci play off the natural creative chemistry Minaj and Fivio share. The rappers look in their element as they recite their verses to the camera, whether it’s in a closet full of designer fashion or on the streets of Queens surrounded by their entourages and some seriously crazy looking luxury cars. Check it out above. Minaj recently enlisted Lil Baby for “Do We Have A Problem” and “Bussin” and joined Coi Leroy on the song “Blick Blick.”

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Nicki Minaj impersonates Adele, discusses her anxiety on Carpool Karaoke

Nicki Minaj impersonates Adele, discusses her anxiety on Carpool Karaoke
James Corden returns to the driver’s seat for another singalong.

By David Renshaw

April 07, 2022

One of the more famous moments from Carpool Karaoke history, for those who keep track, is Adele rapping the entirety of Nicki Minaj‘s “Monster” verse back in 2016. Naturally, Nicki Minaj had to return the honor during her appearance on James Corden’s popular segment this week. Minaj, who recently dropped new song “We Go Up” with Fivio Foreign, sang Adele’s “Someone Like You” with the Late Late Show host as well as running through “Starships,” “Super Bass” and “Do We Have A Problem?”

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Minaj also spoke about how under the microscope she feels as an artist in the public eye. “I think when I was younger, my more natural state was to be more confident. But I think when you’re a woman and you’re in the public eye all the time, if you’re not careful you can become less confident because you’re being constantly scrutinised. I just don’t think it’s natural. It’s not natural for a human being to feel like everyone’s critiquing them,” she said.

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Check out Nicki Minaj’s Carpool Karaoke above.

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Nicki Minaj taps Fivio Foreign for new song “We Go Up”

Nicki Minaj taps Fivio Foreign for new song “We Go Up”
Nicki Minaj tries her hand at drill.

By Brandon Callender

March 25, 2022

Nicki Minaj (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images) and Fivio Foreign (Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images).

 

Nicki Minaj has released a new song featuring Brooklyn drill star Fivio Foreign. “We Go Up” sees Minaj leaning into Fivio’s world of New York rap with a haunting drill beat crafted by Papi Yerr, Szamz, and Swizzy. Minaj teased the song earlier this week, saying that it was “scrapped from the album.” Check it out below.

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“We Go Up” is the latest single to come from Nicki Minaj in an already prolific year. Just last week, she teamed up with Coi Leray on “Blick Blick.” She’s also shared two collaborations with Lil Baby, “Do We Have A Problem?” and “Bussin.” Minaj’s most recent album, Queen, was released in 2018.

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Coi Leray and Nicki Minaj combine on the imposing “Blick Blick”

Coi Leray and Nicki Minaj combine on the imposing “Blick Blick”
The new collaboration will appear on Leray’s upcoming debut album.

By David Renshaw

March 18, 2022

Coi Leray and Nicki Minaj have shared new song “Blick Blick.” The collaboration comes with a lyric video you can see below. A full music video is expected later today, March 18.

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“Blick Blick” will appear on Coi Leray’s upcoming album Trendsetter. Last year she released the viral singles “Big Purr” and “No More Parties.” Her most recent single “Anxiety” dropped in February. Minaj, meanwhile, has shared two Lil Baby collaborations, “Do We Have a Problem?” and “Bussin,” so far this year. Her latest album, Queen, was released in 2018.

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Nicki Minaj and Lil Baby finish each other’s sentences on “Bussin”

Nicki Minaj and Lil Baby finish each other’s sentences on “Bussin”
The duo released “Do We Have a Problem?” last week.

By Raphael Helfand

February 11, 2022

Photos by Kevin Winter and Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images.

 

A week ago, Nicki Minaj and Lil Baby teamed up for “Do We Have a Problem?,” a three-and-a-half-minute track that came with a nine-minute video featuring feds, foreign cars, private jets, ancient artifacts, and a bank heist. Today, they’ve returned with “Bussin,” a more straightforward endeavour.

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The new track is just over two minutes long and lacks visual accopaniment, but it packs a powerful punch all the same. Nicki and Lil Baby trade bars in perfect sync, like a power couple who’ve been at it together for years — though, in reality, this is only their second joint project — marking the start of a promising creative partnership.

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Nicki Minaj and Lil Baby team up on “Do We Have a Problem?”

Nicki Minaj and Lil Baby team up on “Do We Have a Problem?”
Watch the duo’s action-packed new video.

By David Renshaw

February 04, 2022

Nicki Minaj has recuited Lil Baby for new song “Do We Have A Problem?” The song comes with a video in which Minaj and the Atlanta rapper carry out a bank heist. Check it out above.

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“Do We Have A Problem?” is Minaj’s first solo single since “Megatron” in 2019. Her most recent album Queen was released in 2018. Last year she collaborated with Elton John and Young Thug as well and famously claimed her cousin’s testicles grew to an uncomfortable size after he reveived the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Lil Baby, meanwhile, dropped The Voice of the Heroes with Lil Durk and appeared on Kanye West’s Donda.

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Young Thug and Nicki Minaj join Elton John on new song “Always Love You”

Young Thug and Nicki Minaj join Elton John on new song “Always Love You”
The song appears on John’s new album The Lockdown Sessions.

By Jordan Darville

October 22, 2021

Young Thug fans will remember the sheer magic he made with “High,” a 2018 song that sampled Elton John‘s classic song “Rocketman.” John was more than happy with the collaboration, calling it “so cool and so good” when it dropped. The song is now ranked among Thug’s best, so it’s good news that Sir Elton and Young Thug have teamed up once more on “Always Love You,” a new song that also sports a feature from Nicki Minaj.

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Both rappers sound very much at home on this kind of boombastic, heartsick balladry (see the aforementioned “High,” and Minaj’s single “Pills & Potions”). For Thug and Nicki, the presence of John — and each other — seem to be pushing them to flex different flows and dive deeper into the beat. It may not be a resounding success like “High,” but there’s still a high level of skill involved that’s impossible not to appreciate. Listen above.

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50 Cent Wants Nicki Minaj To Star With Him In A Romantic Comedy

50 Cent eyes Nicki Minaj as his co-star in a romantic comedy.

According to the Black Mafia Family executive producer, if he was to star in a romantic comedy, he’d like to have rapper Nicki Minaj as his co-star. While on the “Jalen Rose: Renaissance Man Podcast,” the rap legend was quick to single out Minaj as his favorite co-star.

“You know who would probably be fun to work with? Nicki,” said 50 Cent. “Nicki Minaj would be fun to be in a romantic comedy with.”

The “Get Rich or Die Trying” rapper has always spoken highly of Minaj, who also grew up in the New York neighborhood of South Jamaica, Queens, like 50.

According to him, he feels he can relate to Minaj because he knows how she is.

“I kinda understand her a little bit more than the other people,” he said. “When she’s being an asshole because she’s telling you, ‘You’re not going to take advantage of me.’”

Minaj has recently been heavily criticized for her sentiments towards the vaxx in which many felt she was misinformed. However, Minaj had clarified that that was not the case as she would eventually take the vaccine to travel and do tours but that she had many questions that she’s seeking to do research on.

While Minaj can be said to have a tough, intimidating personality, 50 says he understands the kind of person she is and what causes her to react. He also defended her relationship with her husband, Kenneth Petty, who is presently facing charges for failing to register as a sexual offender in California due to a previous 1995 attempt rape conviction in New York.

The rapper has always shared his love for Nicki, noting that he admired her.

While speaking with Lil Wayne on Young Money Radio last year, he called her an “alpha female.”

“I love me some Nicki. This na actually happens to come from my neighborhood. It happens to be a girl, but that na is tough!” he said.

“She be harder than the n*a she fk with. She be harder and she’s an alpha female! That motherf**ker tough! You see what I’m saying, son? You got to watch her or she’ll go–she’ll do something that’s pulling a move to assert herself.”

Minaj has been on an extended hiatus since giving birth to her son last September. Her baby, who she calls Papa Bear, is celebrating his first birthday this week.

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Nicki Minaj Vents About Blogs After Missing Lil Wayne’s Birthday Bash With Drake & Mack Maine

Nicki Minaj says she was only joking when she commented about not being invited to Lil Wayne’s birthday bash.

The Trinidad-born rapper has made it clear time and time again that her focus is no longer on partying but on her new family, especially her son. The issue came up again after Nicki Minaj joked about not being invited to Lil Wayne’s 39th birthday celebrations last Monday, September 27.

Wayne, known for his lavish parties, hosted several members of his Young Money family, including the rapper with the golden touch these days, Drake. The label president Mack Maine was also there, but many eagle-eyed fans noticed that Nicki was absent. Of course, she is highly regarded as one of the leading influences that helped put Young Money on the international map.

Following the star-studded event, Mack Maine posted an Instagram photo of the crew who attended the party. Nicki jumped in the comments and playfully responded, “I had so much fun.” Maine quickly responded, “@nickiminaj Lawwwdddd don’t do it like that Nicketo! This sh*t was so last minute. We could run it back deaux. It wasn’t complete without you.”

Drake even paid homage to Lil Wayne during the celebration. “I still, to this day, get nervous speaking about this man because, at the end of the day, as much of a brother and a mentor as he is to me, he’s still my idol. And still somebody who just puts me in a place where, when I start thinking about him, I start thinking about my family,” he said.

While Nicki Minaj didn’t specify, it seems some blogs thought that she was offended at being left out of the party and created some buzz around that. Nicki chose to clarify that she was only kidding around.

“Can’t even joke nomo chile,” she posted on her Instagram Story. She added, “These blogs so thirsty to post smthn for y’all to hate under. The obsession is a diff kinda real. We weren’t even in the same state. Just a lil jokey joke between me & my boo Mack.”

She ended by saying, “Have a blessed day y’all. I sure will. That’s why ya’ll pressed. #HappyPapaBearDay.”

It seems she just wanted to clear the air because her real focus is on her son’s first birthday today, September 30, 2020. She’s once again had to make it clear that “Papa Bear” is her only priority right now.

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Perhaps the next party will even be bigger with Nicki Minaj included.

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Rvssian Debuts On Billboard With Chris Brown Assisted ‘Nostalgico’

Rvssian’s latest Latin single landed him a number of Billboard entries.

Since his music career took off, US-based Jamaican producer Rvssian has become no stranger to the Billboard charts. The Rich Immigrants exec has returned to the well sought after tally yet again thanks to his latest production, “Nostalgico,” with Chris Brown and Puerto Rico singer Rauw Alejandro.

The single debuts at No. 14 on the Hot Latin Songs chart this week while taking the No. 12 spot on Latin Streaming Songs and bows in the top 10 at No. 6 on the Latin Digital Song sales chart.

Released September 8 through Sony Latin Music, the reggaeton-infused “Nostalgico” has already garnered over 12 million views on its official music video on YouTube. Meanwhile, it is currently No. 135 on the Billboard Global Excluding US chart and 154 on the Billboard Global 200 chart.

Rvssian has already knocked down a number of Billboard hits over the course of his career with a legion of Latin acts but also with some top-tier artists in the US. In no particular order, he has in the past achieved the feat with “Kippy Krush” featuring Farruko, Nicki Minaj, Bad Bunny, and 21 Savage, “Writing on the Wall” featuring French Montana, Post Malone, and Cardi B, “Next to You” by Becky G and Digital Farm Animals, “Ponle” with J Balvin and Farruko and “No Me Ame” featuring Anuel AA and the late Juice WRLD.

Rvssian, Chris Brown & Rauw Alejandro

While Rvssian continues to flourish over on the Latin charts, other popular reggae-influenced track “Gyalis” by New York rapper Capella Grey which has blown up this year, is still climbing upward on the Billboard. Along with debuting at No. 47 on Radio Songs, the breakout single surges to a new peak at No. 64 on the Billboard Hot 100 in its eighth week on the chart and rises to No. 29 on the Hot R&B and Hip-Hop Songs chart.

The short but undeniably sweet track also maintains a series of top 10 positions across multiple Billboard tallies. On the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, it inches up to No. 9; on Hot R&B Songs, it takes a step up to No. 6; and on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, it peaks at No. 7.

While Rvssian celebrates another Billboard hit assisted by Chris Brown, Capella Grey is also set to release a remix for “Gyalis” this Friday with the famous R&B singer and dancehall artist Popcaan. This should catapult the already buzzing single even further into the spotlight. Jamaican music is still heavily influencing the mainstream and has become a part of the makeup of the current fabric of popular music, and its undisputed presence is evidenced all over charts worldwide.

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Nicki Minaj’s Husband’s Accuser Says She’s Getting Threats Since Tell-All Interview

Jennifer Hough says fans of the Queen of Hip Hop have been terrorizing her after she spoke out on an interview on the daytime television show The Real where she alleged that Kenneth Petty and Nicki Minaj were harassing her to recant her story in order to help his charges in L.A.

The victim shared screenshots of DMs she received all part of the backlash she’s getting after she spoke about the rape incident, which led to Petty being convicted for attempted rape in 1995 and serving almost five years in jail.

Hough was speaking as she dropped a lawsuit for harassment on Nicki Minaj and her husband.

Hough’s attorney, Tyrone Blackburn, says she has been bombarded with hate-filled messages from Nicki’s fans known as the ‘Barbs.’

According to TMZ, some of the DMs bash Hough while others include death threats, and one also made it known to Hough that her personal information was not a secret and she could be easily found.

“Nicki is not dumb and works with the Kardashian lawyers. You are sick,” wrote one of Nicki’s Barbz, while another called Hough a “clout chaser” and wished death upon her. “Hope you die bitch…Your clown ass will be exposed don’t come for my queen.”

The screenshots also saw Hough replying to some of the messages. “I’m not bothering anyone. just speaking facts,” she wrote. “I wish they would have just left me alone and been happy.”

cred: ABC

During her emotional interview on “The Real,” Hough said since Kenneth Petty got married to Nicki Minaj, her identity became exposed, and she has been in fear and has had to move away from New York because her identity was found out and it was not safe for her or her family to be there as she received threats.

She said the aftermath of the rape saw her life change drastically.

“I had to leave my family, I had to leave my home and I had to move away,” she said.

She also outlined efforts by Minaj and people claiming to be associated with Minaj who approached her to change her story to help Petty. Still, she says she’s finally standing up to her rapist and his shenanigans.

“I feel like the actions that were taken in regards to this whole situation put me in a different type of fear at my age now, and it was wrong,” she said. “And I don’t want to be afraid anymore. The only way not to be afraid is to continue to speak up.”

Meanwhile, because of the conviction in New York, Petty had to register as a sex offender if he moved to the state of California per the law there. He failed to do so and is now facing up to 10 years in jail. He recently accepted a plea deal for not registering in California.

However, it sees the new legal troubles that have sent the Pettys desperate for any damage control. Hough says Minaj personally called her and told her she heard Hough wanted to do something for them, which was her asking her to recant her story so that Kenneth Petty could get off on the current charges.

However, Hough sees Minaj and Petty for witness intimidation, emotional distress, harassment, assault, and battery. She is seeking damages as well as statutory damages and attorney’s fees.

Neither Minaj nor Kenneth has responded to the allegations. The pair got married in 2019 and now has a one-year-old son.

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Birdman Shared He Gave Lil Wayne, Drake & Nicki Minaj $1.4 Billion Out His Pocket

Birdman shared that he gave Lil Wayne, Drake, and Nicki Minaj, $1.4 billion combined out of his pocket.

The Cash Money Records CEO boss defended himself on the “Big Facts” Podcast on Tuesday as he addressed several allegations and rumors over the years, which claimed that he ripped off Lil Wayne and others.

Birdman co-founded Cash Money Records with his brother Ronald “Slim” Williams. In the decades that followed, it was one of the more prosperous labels churning talents like Lil Wayne, Juvenile, Drake, Nicki Minaj, and others. In the same interview he said that he paid Wayne, Drake, and Nicki over a billion dollars since singing them.

“I can honestly say I gave Wayne about 400 to 500 million dollars, Drake got about 500 million dollars, and Nicki got about 300 to 400 million dollars out of my pocket, no cap, if you don’t believe me ask them,” the head of Cash Money Records said.

According to Birdman, his influence on the industry has been wide, but he hasn’t received proper recognition for it.

“I can say this here. I bless more lives than any one of these dudes who do what I do,” the 52-year-old expressed, noting his intentions are not to disrespect other figures in the business. “But ain’t no ni**a put on more n**** than me. No n**** in the game. My list go long.”

He continued, “But, I don’t get the [credit] and I ain’t tripping. I don’t give a f*** about it because I get the money. That’s what matters the most to me more than anything. I just think because we southern, we don’t get the respect.”

He also addressed the rumors of him stealing from Lil Wayne and denied that he ever stole from him or anyone else.

“I ain’t never took from no n****. I always bless n****,” he began. “I had some incidents early on because I was really young in this sht. I ain’t know no better,” he explained. “But, any problem I had I cleared it up. I paid any n****. Remember because I was young. I’m telling you 20 years old. So, a lot of sht happened early on, I just ain’t know. And I’m with these white folks and they not attending to the business. [And] I’m not really knowing, but any n**** that had any problem from my son on down — and I gave him 50 million — and I cleared it up.”

Wayne and Birdman had a close relationship, but they later had a falling out that threatened their bond as Wayne sued Cash Money for $51 million in 2015. Among the allegations in the lawsuit were that the label violated the contract with Wayne and withheld monies owed as well as delaying his album Tha Carter V.

However, the lawsuit was later settled in 2018, with Lil Wayne receiving a large payment from Cash Money.

Birdman added that he has continued to help people into the game and he is motivated knowing he can “continue to bless young ni**as.”

He noted, “I want continuously to make these ni**as millionaires and superstars.”

Meanwhile, Birdman isn’t impressed by the younger generation of rappers, especially those that become involved in drugs and crime. Of late, quite a number of rappers have been arrested for having illegal guns in their possession or for drugs.

“You got these little young ni**as nowadays is all the way wilding. That’s why they all going to penitentiary,” he said. “I was like that too so I can’t say nothing about it. I live like they live… All that sht they was doing we were doing this sht, but now I think the technology different. They couldn’t watch us. I was a bad boy, like, we were really thuggin’. We was thuggin’ like they thuggin’. Now you got social media they could [get] caught quicker.”

According to him, rappers need to stick to music and understand “they could become powerful with the money than just the fame.”

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Nicki Minaj’s husband’s accuser alleges threats, intimidation from rapper’s team

Nicki Minaj’s husband’s accuser alleges threats, intimidation from rapper’s team
Jennifer Hough spoke on The Real about her lawsuit against Minaj and her husband Kenneth Petty, who was convicted in the attempted rape of Hough in 1995.

By The FADER

September 22, 2021

On Wednesday, The Real hosted Jennifer Hough, the woman who accused Nicki Minaj’s husband Kenneth Petty of attempted rape in 1994. Petty was convicted of the crime in 1995 and served nearly four years in New York state prison. Minaj married Petty in 2018, and Hough says she has faced threats and intimidation from Minaj’s camp ever since. Now she has launched a lawsuit against the couple.

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After detailing the assault for which Petty was convicted and its effects on her life, Hough alleged that she spoke directly to Nicki Minaj in March of 2020. “she called me,” Hough claimed, “and said that she got word that I was willing to help them out with a situation. I didn’t understand to what she was referring to.” Hough says that she refused Minaj’s offer to fly her and her family to Los Angeles. “I told her, woman to woman, this really happened,” Hough said.

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Hough claims that Minaj and Petty instigated a campaign of harassment and intimidation against her after her refusal to cooperate. She alleges that Minaj and Petty sent representatives to negotiate with her family members, with one member of Minaj’s team offering Hough $20,000 in cash. “The last message I received,” Hough says, “was that I should have taken the money because they’re going to use that money to put on my head.”

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When asked what she hopes to achieve through the lawsuit, Hough says that she wants “to let them know that they were wrong.” She continues: “He did something to me a long time ago and he had consequences that he was supposed to stick with… What they did to me and my family wasn’t right,” Hough says, “You can’t intimidate people to make things go better for you, and that’s what they did.”

The FADER has reached out to Nicki Minaj’s representative for more information.

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Nicki Minaj Is The Bob Marley Of Trinidad Says Her Cousin

One of Nicki Minaj’s cousins in Trinidad and Tobago thinks that she deserves the same kind of recognition that Bob Marley has received for his contributions to culture and music in Jamaica.

The search has been on for Nicki Minaj’s infamous cousin, who was referenced in her tweets last week as being witness to the effects of the Covid-19 vaccine causing testicular swelling in a friend leading to his fiancé canceling the wedding.

However, the media has been able to track down another cousin of the Trinidadian-born rapper, and he is defending his cousin despite her tweets which many viewed as promoting conspiracies about the vaccines.

Minaj’s cousin, who identified himself as Michael Daniel, 39, of St. James, Port of Spain, spoke to journalists from local newspaper the Trinidad Express where he said the rapper had done much to put the Twin Island Republic on the map, and she ought to be celebrated just the same as the great Reggae legend Bob Marley.

Bob Marley is known worldwide for promoting Reggae Music and putting Jamaica’s alluring culture and people on the map. According to Daniel, Nicki Minaj has done the same.

Nicki Minaj and her cousin Michael Daniel | photo: Michael Daniel

“St James residents feel great to know she is from our hometown. She put Trinidad and Tobago on the map. She did what Bob Marley did for Jamaica. Brian Lara (cricketer) and Ato Boldon (track star) have done well. But Nicki kicked down doors that they could not.”

He added Trinidadians should be defending Nicki now in her time of need.

“Today, everybody knows about our country. Trinidad and Tobago is in the international spotlight. We should rally around her.”

Nicki Minaj came under heavy criticism last week for her tweets about not taking the vaccine because her cousin told her that his friend became impotent after taking the shot, and his testicles were swollen.

However, Daniel says Trinidadians should be backing Minaj now despite the sentiments.

“Why are we leaving our precious Nicki out in the rain? If she was an American, the whole of America would have supported her. I have to agree with veteran calypsonian Winston (Explainer) Henry, ‘Why are we treating our local heroes so?’,” Daniel told the Express.

Meanwhile, as the search went on to find Minaj’s cousin and his friend, she alleged that two journalists had approached her family and sent them threatening messages to speak to media after they declined to do so.

Minaj shared screenshots of a series of messages sent in which a female claiming to be a journalist telling the receiver of the messages they should speak with her before CNN tracked them down and shared all of their information worldwide.

Nicki Minaj blasted the journalists for their intimidation tactics and pressuring her family.

While Minaj is Trinidadian, she has curiously more associated herself as a Jamaican, speaking with a Jamaican accent and promoting things Jamaican. She has often spoken about her love for Jamaica and Jamaicans, which is heavily reciprocated by Jamaican people.

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Tion Wayne – 4 Life Lyrics

[Intro: Afro B & Tion Wayne]
Yeah, ah oou
Afro B
Come on, come on
Boom

[Hook: Afro B & Tion Wayne]
Bad gyal in the function
It be only you that I’m wantin’ (Yeah)
Don’t come with asssumptions
You’d be my wife for life
Bad gyal in the function (Yeah)
It be only you that I’m wantin’ (Come on, come on, yeah)
Don’t come with asssumptions (Yo, T-Wayne from the)
You’d be my wife for life

[Verse 1: Tion Wayne, Tion Wayne & Afro B]
Where you hurtin’? Shoppin’ abroad
Fuck a Birkin, she want a [?]
I know your favourite position’s in charge
I see you twerkin’, Nicki Minaj
Me, I’m a German
Whippin’ excursion, money earnin’
She want a thug, I’m the wickedest version
Baby, how your bum look bigger in person?
Remembеr BB, my CD’s was kinda slow
Now it’s CC or GG we can go
Hella greazy, ain’t еasy until we blow
I know I’m cheeky but really
Where you wanna go? We can go there
See now I buy you homes not just Moncler
I know I’m on the block page, don’t be scared
Always trouble on the roads, anytime you gon’ clear

[Hook: Afro B]
Bad gyal in the function
It be only you that I’m wantin’ (Yeah)
Don’t come with asssumptions
You’d be my wife for life
Bad gyal in the function (Yeah)
It be only you that I’m wantin’ (Yeah)
Don’t come with asssumptions
You’d be my wife for life

[Post-Hook: Afro B]
Gyal you know I say “I’ll take your side”
And you know I say “Me never leave my wife”
Gyal you know I say “I’ll take your side”
And you know I say “Me never leave my wife”

[Verse 2: Tion Wayne]
She see more than just a roadman
Yo, if you gon’ bruck her up the whole bank for you
She don’t associate with no man
But I ain’t toxic, this is girl romance
Ay, girl you reap what you sow
To let me go, would you lie under oath?
Hoes will never get my time on a roast
I thought she’ll love if my rhymes didn’t know
I’ll never know

[Hook: Afro B]
Bad gyal in the function
It be only you that I’m wantin’ (Yeah)
Don’t come with asssumptions
You’d be my wife for life
Bad gyal in the function (Yeah)
It be only you that I’m wantin’ (Yeah)
Don’t come with asssumptions
You’d be my wife for life

[Post-Hook: Afro B]
Gyal you know I say “I’ll take your side”
And you know I say “Me never leave my wife”
Gyal you know I say “I’ll take your side”
And you know I say “Me never leave my wife”

Lil Nas X Was Trying To Get Drake & Nicki Minaj On “Montero”

Lil Nas X tried to get Nicki Minaj and Drake on his album Montero but had no such luck.

It’s rare to see a stan-turn-major artist get the opportunity to collaborate with their former idol. Lil Nas X who was once a devout Barb tried to make it happen a few weeks ago when he asked Nicki Minaj to be a part of his new album Montero but the rapper’s dreams were not realized. The project that is slated to drop at midnight has guest stars like Jack Harlow who features on the popular track “Industry Baby,” Elton John, Miley Cyrus and Megan Thee Stallion who is featured on the title “Dolla Sign Slime.”

Lil Nas X originally wanted Drake to feature on the latter but the rapper wasn’t available for the project. In a new interview on The Breakfast Club, the “Montero” rapper revealed that he hit up Young Money stars Drake and Nicki Minaj to be on his album but it was an unsuccessful attempt. While he says Drake responded explaining that he was focused on his own album Certified Lover Boy at the time and wasn’t able to collaborate with him right now, Nicki Minaj simply sent no response.

“He [Drake] said he’s down to do something, but it’s just not the right time,” Lil Nas X explained. As for Nicki ghosting him, fans are speculating that she left him hanging as a way of returning the favor for when he did the same to her. Though it’s well known now that Nas X was a huge Nicki Minaj stan and even managed a fan account that repped the Young Money queen on Twitter, he denied it until his breakout hit “Old Town Road” went big and changed the game for him.

Nicki had addressed it in a statement on Twitter hinting that she wasn’t pleased about his denial but gave him props for eventually coming clean.  “It was a bit of a sting when you denied being a barb, but I understand,” she wrote. “Congratulations on building up your confidence to speak your truth. @LilNasX.” Since Nicki didn’t respond to Lil Nas X’s request to be a part of Montero at all, it leaves fans to make their best guess about what they think happened, and many seem to be taking into account the fact that her name is Mrs. Petty after all.

the generous queen, i love u. and i’m sorry i did that in a time where u were already getting so much bandwagon hate. i felt so bad, hoping u wouldn’t see my denial. i was just so afraid of people finding out about me and losing everything before i even got a chance. pic.twitter.com/3kgJctDJt1

— MONTERO ? (@LilNasX) June 17, 2020

As for Drake who Lil Nas X says is willing to make a joint track happened, should we expect them to make that happen anytime soon?

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Nicki Minaj Says She’s Speaking Out For Family In Trinidad, “I have to be their voice and I will”

Nicki Minaj says she will continue to speak out on behalf of her family in Trinidad due to their inadequate access to the internet.

Nicki Minaj is continuing down her path of misinformation and dragging the small twin-island republic of her once native home, Trinidad and Tobago, into the mix. The influential rapper took to Instagram yesterday to explain why she was hesitant about the coronavirus vaccine and clear up her ‘invitation’ to the White House. In her explanation, she alleged that being able to access Instagram in T&T was difficult, which is why she has to be the voice of her family back home.

However, the country has several internet providers, and there are no bans on the use of social media. According to her video, her family members do not have access to the social media site, and so she intends to be a champion for their cause and other people like them as well.

“Could you imagine being in a country where it is not that easy to get on Instagram? My family members in Trinidad don’t even have Instagram so if I have to be their voice and I will! I was born in Trinidad, I am a self-made woman so at the heart of who I am I will always root for the f***ing underdog,” she said.

Probably an even more spurious claim that she alleged was that people in Trinidad and Tobago are being denied employment based on their vaccination status. This is also completely false as the current government has made no attempt to mandate vaccines and is still going the route of encouragement rather than enforcement. Some private companies have put their own rules in place, but none have forced workers to vaccinate so far.

“I might have seen my family struggle and I will ensure my son doesn’t have to live that life but how can you forget it, how can you negate how these people feel? They are being told if they don’t have the vaccine they can’t work so if I want to ask questions about the vaccine, what’s wrong?” she asked.

She also sought to clarify her statement about being invited to the White House to speak with Dr. Anthony Fauci and the US surgeon general.

Yesterday, September 15, Nicki Minaj claimed that she was invited by the White House to speak about her issues with the vaccine, but after several media outlets sought clarification on the matter, it was revealed by White House officials that she was actually scheduled for a phone call.

“The White House has invited me & I think it’s a step in the right direction. Yes, I’m going. I‘ll be dressed in all pink like Legally Blonde so they know I mean business. I’ll ask questions on behalf of the ppl who have been made fun of for simply being human. #BallGate day 3,” she posted on Twitter.

The White House has invited me & I think it’s a step in the right direction. Yes, I’m going. I’ll be dressed in all pink like Legally Blonde so they know I mean business. I’ll ask questions on behalf of the ppl who have been made fun of for simply being human. #BallGate day 3 https://t.co/PSa3WcEjH3

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 15, 2021

The “Starships” singer explained to her fans that she told the White House that she would prefer not to travel.

“I told them it would not feel genuine if it was something I discuss with them only because it would come off disingenuous to my fans because it would feel that I am selling them the vaccine and they agreed,” she said.

Nicki Minaj, in her new role as champion of the underdog, said she also asked her fans on Twitter to submit questions to ask the medical experts at the White House. Something she said is necessary so that those who are afraid don’t get laughed at.

“You can’t do that to me, you can’t just laugh me up out of here. No boo boo I would have been gone. I have been targeted and bullied my whole career, I don’t get on the Internet and cry about it,” she said.

Nicki Minaj, whose real name is Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, left T&T when she was five years old to live in the United States. Her recent comments have drawn the ire of many in the country as some question her incredulous claims. However, as evidenced by the comments under the post, her Barbz are soaking up all the misinformation and praising her for speaking out.

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NIcki Minaj Gets Support From Spice & Macka Diamond After Vax Fallout

Nicki Minaj gets is getting an outpouring amount of support from fans and colleagues in the music industry including Spice and Macka Diamond.

Nicki Minaj believes that she is being persecuted for speaking out about the coronavirus vaccine even though many of her claims have already been debunked. She went live on Instagram yesterday, September 15, to express her sentiments.

Nicki also said that she believed there was an attempt to assassinate her character because she has chosen to speak up for those who do not have a voice.

She’s already received support for her comments from two female dancehall deejays. Spice said, “Onika you are under attack because you’re “black and intelligent” when we are too educated we become a problem to society . May God watch over you and cover every step you take.”

Macka Diamond wrote, “United we stand divided we fall most black people still don’t get you are a strong minded black woman and you are blessed God is in control blessed love stay focus and prayed up.”

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Nicki Minaj also took the opportunity to respond to the severe backlash she’s received following her comments on Twitter where she alleged that a family friend suffered an unusual side effect of the vaccine which made him impotent. Several popular talk show hosts in the US like Trevor Noah and Joy Reid addressed the issue.

“The first attack was from a black woman. This thing to assassinate me is from an Uncle Tomiana when 80 per cent of the artistes y’all are following right now feel the same way about the vaccine and are too afraid to speak on it,” she said.

Nicki Minaj added “And guess what they are doing right now? If they assassinate me and my character and make me look crazy or stupid, guess what? No one else will ever ask questions again. Don’t you see what’s happening?”

Before ending the video, she added that she was disgusted by the fact that people are being laughed at and aren’t being allowed to ask questions.

“Disgusting that a person can’t speak about questions or thoughts about something they have to put in their body. You see they have to get people who can just get on there and make women of colour look f***ing dumb, they can’t deal with smart women, whenever a smart woman challenges anything they get called a bitch or crazy, pick one or pick both,” she said.

The rapper also recently claimed that she had been banned from Twitter for her views but that was also debunked by a representative of the social media site. That person confirmed that her account was not being looked at for any breach of policy at the moment.

As is commonplace, her Barz were in full support even though many of the things she claimed in the video were untrue.

“Stand your ground Nick! Don’t get something just cuz everyone else is doing it! The Bible say study to should yourself approved! Let ppl study and decide for themselves! Obviously is more too it cuz they pushing it so hard and is really upset that only 22 percent of black ppl got it. Ppl was dying from the flu in the hundreds of thousands and they didn’t make it mandatory to get the flu shoot! Leave ppl alone and you do what’s best for you! P.S me getting the shoot ain’t making sh*t safe if you can still get it and spread it being Vaxx so give it a rest or give me a real reason to get it tf!” this fan said which summed up how most of her fans reacted to the video.

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White House Debunks Nicki Minaj Visit, Says She Was Offered A Phone Call

The White House has debunked Nicki Minaj claim that she was invited for a discussion following a rough week.

The rapper has been spending her days defending her earlier controversial tweets about the Covid-19 virus, and on Wednesday, she said that she was “invited” to the White House to discuss the vaccines. However, a Wednesday night news report said that the White House did not offer Nicki Minaj, who is unvaccinated, a visit but rather a phone call to speak with medical experts about the safety of the vaccines and about the Covid-19 virus.

Several news media related that unnamed White House officials confirmed that a call was offered to the rapper talk about the “safety and effectiveness” of the Covid vaccine following several tweets with unsubstantiated claims about the virus that led to Twitter temporarily suspending her official account.

“As we have with others, we offered a call with Nicki Minaj and one of our doctors to answer questions she has about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine,” NBC News quoted one White House official as saying.

It started with Minaj explaining her she missed the 2021 Met Gala, where she said after she had tested positive for Covid herself last year, she couldn’t put her baby at risk, especially since she was unvaccinated.

“They want you to get vaccinated for the Met. if I get vaccinated it won’t for the Met. It’ll be once I feel I’ve done enough research. I’m working on that now. In the meantime my loves, be safe. Wear the mask with 2 strings that grips your head & face. Not that loose one,” she said in a tweet.

Nicki Minaj made several other tweets and later said that she was afraid of the vaccine and needed time to do research because she heard that her cousin’s friend in Trinidad took the vaccine “and became impotent.”

As twitter dragged her online, and people like the Prime Minister of Britain Boris Johnson and Dr. Anthony Fauci reacted to her remarks, Nicki doubled down on her position on Twitter. She tweeted that she was invited to the White House to talk about the vaccines.

“The White House has invited me & I think it’s a step in the right direction. Yes, I’m going. I’ll be dressed in all pink like Legally Blonde so they know I mean business. I’ll ask questions on behalf of the ppl who have been made fun of for simply being human. #BallGate day 3,” she tweeted.

The White House has invited me & I think it’s a step in the right direction. Yes, I’m going. I’ll be dressed in all pink like Legally Blonde so they know I mean business. I’ll ask questions on behalf of the ppl who have been made fun of for simply being human. #BallGate day 3 https://t.co/PSa3WcEjH3

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 15, 2021

She noted that she was keen to go to the White House in another tweet response to a follower.

“I’m doing it, babe,” she said. “If you guys have questions you’d like me to ask, leave in the comments. You’ll see it in real time with full transparency.”

Nicki has not responded to the latest commentary from the White House.

Meanwhile, authorities in Trinidad and Tobago also reacted to the news, with the Minister of Health of that country denouncing the comments by Minaj, who was born in Trinidad but migrated to the U.S as a child.

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Trinidad & Tobago Health Minister Addresses Nicki Minaj Claims Vax Cause Swollen Testicle

Trinidad and Tobago Health Minister Dr. Terrence Deyalsingh has addressed residents concerns after Nicki Minaj claimed that a friend of her cousin’s testicle got swollen due to the vaccine.

Monday (September 13th) gave birth to the much-awaited 2021 Met Gala. The star-swarmed red carpet gave many celebrities a time to shine, but before the event even began, fans started wondering why Nicki Minaj wouldn’t be making an appearance. The reason for canceling her VMAs appearance the night before also became a hot topic.

Barbz swarmed Nicki’s Twitter with continuous questions about her well-being, and Nicki replied, confirming that she did contract COVID while she was rehearsing for her VMAs performance and shooting a music video. The “Right Thru Me” singer also revealed that she didn’t attend the Met Gala because the event required you to be vaccinated.

In one of her Tweets, Nicki disclosed that Drake had contracted COVID even while being vaccinated and that she would consider getting vaxxed after she’s done enough research. She then went on into greater detail, opening up about some saddening news involving her cousin’s friend back in Trinidad. She revealed how the vaccine made him impotent and also resulted in swollen testicles.

The Trinidadian-born rapper immediately received backlash as fans claimed that she was spreading misinformation, as the virus has never been linked to causing any fertility problems in the past. Several fellow celebrities and other prominent people bad-mouthed the rapper as the news spread. In contrast, the initial tweets have not been taken down by Twitter, who claimed, “The Tweets referenced are not in violation of the Twitter Rules.”

T&T Health Minister Dr. Terrence Deyalsingh

The uproar left the Trinidadian government with no choice but to release a statement on the matter a day later, on September 14th. The Health Officer of Trinidad and Tobago, Terrence Deyalsingh, held a press conference (T&T COVID-19 UPDATE), where he addressed the matter.

“The [reason] we could not respond yesterday in real-time to Ms. Minaj is that we had to check and make sure that what she was claiming was either true or false,” he began.

“We did and unfortunately we wasted so much time yesterday running down this false claim. It is as far as we know at this point in time, there has been no such reported either side-effect or adverse event and what was sad about this is that it wasted our time yesterday trying to track it down,” he added.

“We take all these claims seriously, whether it’s on social media or mainstream media. As we stand now, there is absolutely no [reported side-effect] or adverse event.”

After hearing the news, fans were left with mixed feelings.

“I mean I don’t think y’all even get the big picture… it’s misinformation and it’s dangerous to put information that’s not conclusive out there especially in the climate we are in now,” one fan commented.

“No, but this is why it is so bad to spread false information!! Research first!! I’m not saying get the vaccination that’s personal but don’t go out here spreading 2nd or 3rd hand no factual information or stories it’s dangerous,” another added.

Others were still left confused about what she meant in her initial tweets, which have continued to cause a massive debate on social media.

#BREAKING – Trinidad & Tobago Health Minister Dr. Terrence Deyalsingh responds to swollen testicle claim made by Trinidad-born entertainer @NICKIMINAJ; says there is no such reported case in Trinidad & Tobago (TTT) pic.twitter.com/NNsc9EUTKP

— Kevz Politics (@KevzPolitics) September 15, 2021

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Quando Rondo – i8 Lyrics

[Intro]
(Tell me you love me)
Brrr
(Cxb, know he go crazy)
Brrr, brrr
(Tell me you love me)
Uh-oh
I got the engine, and I’m on some man shit
I thought that that was some man shit
I thought that that was the way that you said, that was from my understanding
Aw, yeah
Man, a nigga just rappin’ at this point

[Chorus]
​i8 go vroom, skrrt
When I spin off the block with a whole hunnid racks in my pants (My pants)
I don’t know about you, but I’ma die for my mans (My mans)
Steady thinkin’ ’bout you, can’t give him out my head (Head)
Try to run from the truth, just like you do, but I can’t
Shawty [?] my nigga, no [?]
Glock work on the block, no Scarface
Had a bond in your court, you ain’t pass me the rock
I took the Penny Hardaway
Nigga talkin’ extorted, get hit with the mop
I’m geeked out, Roxies, broad day
Man, I need me a baddie like Nicki Minaj
Comе put that pussy on me

[Verse 1]
Girl, that pussy so good, when I fuck, I be swеatin’
Model bitch from the hood, she be chasin’ that fetty
She wanna put that period blood inside my food, no eat spaghetti
Baby, I’m the superior, I came from the mud
My whole damn life, I been war ready
He say, she say, she say, he say, baby, why that really matter?
Like why we can’t talk ’bout investments?
Girl, you know I bang blue, you could go get a better man
Go to rink after school, that lil’ mama intelligent
All I think ’bout is you, man, I think that you Heaven-sent
We go straight to the top, that’s the place they ain’t never been
I be sippin’ on Wock’, on that shit, I spent heavy bands
I’m in love with this thot, ain’t nobody got better than
Nigga, I’m with the mob, go to war with the Taliban
Goin’ all the way up (Skrrt, skrrt)
I just wanna go all the way up
When I skrrt off the block (Woo, skrrt, skrrt, okay, let’s go)
In a brand new i8, yeah

[Chorus]
​​i8 go vroom, skrrt
When I spin off the block with a whole hunnid racks in my pants (My pants)
I don’t know about you, but I’ma die for my mans (My mans)
Steady thinkin’ ’bout you, can’t give him out my head (Head)
Try to run from the truth, just like you do, but I can’t
Shawty [?] my nigga, no [?]
Glock work on the block, no Scarface
Had a bond in your court, you ain’t pass me the rock
I took the Penny Hardaway
Nigga talkin’ extorted, get hit with the mop
I’m geeked out, Roxies, broad day
Man, I need me a baddie like Nicki Minaj
Come put that pussy on me

[Verse 2]
I need me a Cardi, without the B, you know I’m C’ed out
Whole Lotta Red, no Playboi Carti, leave his corner
No, I no longer want her around me, bitch, I’m goin’ up
My dick way longer, make her suck it, got her throwin’ up
Shit get real in the field, no Ricky Bobby
Know these niggas gon’ squeal like Mickey talkin’
Quick to empty the steel like Ricky caught ’em
Wanna fuck on Ochocinco daughter
No, I can’t even swim but I’m deep in that water
They don’t know how it feel, so I smoke a whole quarter
First 48, no Law & Order
Bitch better go get her draws in order
He ain’t really gon’ shoot that [?], he thuggin’
He ain’t thuggin’
I might come through with a blue-flag Crip like [?] (Ooh-wee-ooh)
I fucked her once, but I don’t really know her
So, tell me how the fuck you love me, stupid motherfucker? (Motherfucker)

[Chorus]
​​i8 go vroom, skrrt
When I spin off the block with a whole hunnid racks in my pants (My pants)
I don’t know about you, but I’ma die for my mans (My mans)
Steady thinkin’ ’bout you, can’t give him out my head (Head)
Try to run from the truth, just like you do, but I can’t
Shawty [?] my nigga, no [?]
Glock work on the block, no Scarface
Had a bond in your court, you ain’t pass me the rock
I took the Penny Hardaway
Nigga talkin’ extorted, get hit with the mop
I’m geeked out, Roxies, broad day
Man, I need me a baddie like Nicki Minaj
Come put that pussy on me

Charlamagne Tha God Defends Nicki Minaj Against Joy Reid’s Attacks

Charlamagne Tha God went in full Nicki Minaj defense mode amid her spat with Joy Reid.

The Breakfast Club might not be the biggest fans of Nicki Minaj, but it seems now they are taking Nicki Minaj’s side as Twitter goes alight following Minaj’s tweets that she’s unvaccinated and has vaccination hesitancy.

On Tuesday, Charlamagne Tha God jumped in on the back and forth with Joy Reid and Nicki and noted that Reid “missed a real moment to teach” when she launched into attack mode at Nicki.

Minaj had earlier tweeted an explanation for her absence from the Met Gala, noting that they required attendees to be vaccinated but that she wasn’t and that she wanted to do more research before deciding to get it.

She also disclosed that she had also contracted the virus but was going to take the vaccine so she can get on the road for her tours. One of her tweets also shared second claims that the vaccine causes men to become impotent, which set off many people on social media, including Reid.

In a televised interview, Reid blasted Minaj for not using her large platform to encourage persons to get the vaccine. However, Nicki and the Barbz had receipts as Minaj came back and called out Reid for being a hypocrite who also previously shared conspiracy theories about the virus.

While many have taken sides and some have agreed that both Minaj and Reid were wrong in their approaches, Charlamagne Tha God said Reid failed to use her approach as a tool to teach instead of condemning.

“I respect Joy-Ann Reid. She’s the homie but she missed a real moment to teach yesterday because Nicki never said ‘don’t take the vaccine’ but she also, in the very next tweet, said she will probably get vaccinated to go on tour. Joy could’ve used that moment on her show to correct Nicki on whatever misinformation she put out. She could’ve said, ‘Nicki Minaj is encouraging people to do their research about the vaccine,” Charlamagne said.

He continued that it was obvious the rapper had questions as she even put up a poll asking people which vaccines they took.

“Nicki said Drake is vaccinated and she’s going to get vaccinated to go on tour. So if Drake’s vaccinated, and Nicki wants to get vaccinated, why aren’t you? That’s what Joy could’ve done,” he continued.

Meanwhile, among those reacting to Minaj’s comments are the international media and even the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

On the other hand, Nicki Minaj had time as she responded to those who tried to drag her, including a voice note message to the British PM who she told she wanted to send her work so he could become familiar with her.

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Nicki Minaj Sparks Vax Debate Leaving Barbz Divided: Everything You Need To Know

Nicki Minaj recently opened up to reveal her thoughts on the continued debate of whether or not to take the Covid-19 vaccine.

The 38-year-old rapper took to her Twitter on Monday (September 13) to reveal that she did not attend the Met Gala because she remains unvaccinated against COVID-19.

The tweet prompted a lengthy Twitter discussion between the star and her fans where Nicki Minaj revealed that she was still hesitant but added that she probably would have to get vaccinated so she could go on tour at a later date.

Following the Tweet, she also explained that she would not be leaving her toddler son “to be seen” at the Met Gala,

“I have an infant with no nannies during COVID. who mad? Not risking his health to be seen. One yaself.”

The star-studded Met event was postponed in May last year due to the pandemic. The event requires attendees to show proof of vaccination upon arrival, and all are expected to wear masks indoors except when eating or drinking.

In addition, the rapper also took to her Twitter to communicate with her 22.6 million supporters some displeasing news about her cousin’s friend.

“My cousin in Trinidad won’t get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & became impotent. His testicles became swollen,” the “super-bass” rapper disclosed.

My cousin in Trinidad won’t get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & became impotent. His testicles became swollen. His friend was weeks away from getting married, now the girl called off the wedding. So just pray on it & make sure you’re comfortable with ur decision, not bullied

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 13, 2021

Babe. That’s not true. I had the exact same symptoms as ppl with the damn vaccine https://t.co/8Vg60ubZxx

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 13, 2021

They want you to get vaccinated for the Met. if I get vaccinated it won’t for the Met. It’ll be once I feel I’ve done enough research. I’m working on that now. In the meantime my loves, be safe. Wear the mask with 2 strings that grips your head & face. Not that loose one ???

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 13, 2021

The tweet was met with intense backlash as there is no known scientific evidence that links the COVID-19 vaccines to performance problems in men or women.

A number of very high-profile people and fellow celebrities began accusing Minaj of being an anti-vaxxer and of spreading misinformation as it’s uncertain whether or not any doctor traced her cousin’s friend’s condition back to a vaccine that he/she took.

Back in August, Twitter had launched multiple functions in an effort to prevent the spread of misinformed tweets on the platform. One of the new features lets you report COVID-19 misinformation. A Birdwatch program on the app, which is used to fact-check tweets, has left over a dozen notes on Nicki’s tweet about how the tweet is potentially misleading, but Twitter has yet to take action against them, claiming, “The Tweets referenced are not in violation of the Twitter Rules.”

A public health expert (Dr. Leana Wen), even went as far as to debunk the impotence claims made by the rapper,

“It is just not true that getting the COVID-19 vaccine is associated with infertility in either males or females,” Dr. Wen revealed, “In fact, we know that there are actually consequences, if somebody gets COVID-19, in terms of the impact on the male reproductive system, there have been studies that have linked scrotal discomfort and low sperm count to having COVID-19.”

She added, “In addition, there has been an association between scrotal swelling and congestion to having COVID-19. So, to emphasize, these are not associated with the vaccine but with the disease.”

To worsen the backlash against the rapper, a news reporter on MSNBC fired shots at Nicki, saying she wasn’t utilizing her platform wisely.

“People like Nicki Minaj, I have to say this, you have a platform sister that is 22 million followers…for you to use your platform to encourage our community to not protect themselves and save their lives, my God sister you can do better than that, you got that platform, it’s a blessing that you got that, the people listen to you-they listen to you more than they listen to me, for you to use your platform to put people in the position of dying from a disease they don’t have to die from..omg as someone who’s your fan-I am so sad,” she stated.

.@JoyAnnReid responds to @NICKIMINAJ's tweets on the #COVID19 vaccine: "For you to use your platform to encourage our community to not protect themselves and save their lives… As a fan, I am so sad that you did that." #TheReidOut #reiders pic.twitter.com/nmr85LSmug

— The ReidOut (@thereidout) September 13, 2021

The two white men sittin there nodding their heads cuz this uncle tomiana doing the work chile. How sad. https://t.co/4UviONyTHy

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 14, 2021

Nicki Minaj fired back, retweeting the recording, captioning it, “The two white men sittin there nodding their heads cuz this uncle tomiana doing the work chile. How sad.”

The woman reporting was a black person, and Nicki was assumingly giving light to how she was the only one digging her grave as the white men only nodded in agreement.

On the other hand, another shocking post by the artiste divulged that she contracted COVID- 19 during a video shoot while she was preparing for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.

The comment was Nicki’s response to one of her fans who supported her decision not to attend the 2021 Met Gala.

To another fan who revealed that she got the vaccine for work, Nicki replied, “I know babe. A lot of countries won’t let ppl work w/o the vaccine. I’d def recommend they get the vaccine. They have to feed their families. I’m sure I’ll b vaccinated as well cuz I have to go on tour, etc.”

To continue to prove her point, Minaj recently started a poll on her Twitter called, “Take the poll. #QueenRadio Vaccines.”

This is what happens when you’re so thirsty to down another black woman (by the request of the white man), that you didn’t bother to read all my tweets. “My God SISTER do better” imagine getting ur dumb ass on tv a min after a tweet to spread a false narrative about a black woman https://t.co/4UviONyTHy

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 14, 2021

You have been tweeting about me for an hour. You not #Tide yet? Mad I’m my own person? Mad the internet can’t scare me away? It’s always someone who looks like you. Polls are very much a part of research. Real experiences, Open dialogue, etc. Go put on your red nose clown tingz. https://t.co/orBJREaCv6

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 13, 2021

I love you Nicki, but any medical advice that begins with “my cousin’s friend” and ends in “swollen balls” is not quite as powerful as data that suggests these vaccines (which btw had no effect on my testicles or my wife’s love for me) are 91% effective against hospitalizations. https://t.co/vSpWwp4LR2

— Josh Gad (@joshgad) September 14, 2021

Turns out blaming your STD symptoms on a vaccine after cheating on your fiancé, may backfire in a variety of karmic outcomes, not limited to an incidental public outing via a misinformed anti-vax post to millions by your friend’s cousin, Nicki Minaj. Anyway, go get vaccinated. https://t.co/bEMIxRA7Sa

— josh brozzesi (@joshwithcon) September 14, 2021

Sir I’ve never met you. I know… we all look alike. “Rudest little madam”. I like it. Has a special ring to it. Thanks Pierce. Love the accent. I’d love to come chat. Scones. Tea. Clown nose & big red shoes for you. Lmk babe ?? https://t.co/9Evnhnuj9l

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 14, 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci on Nicki Minaj's false claim that Covid-19 vaccines cause reproductive issues: "She should be thinking twice about propagating information that really has no basis… except a one-off anecdote, and that's not what science is all about." pic.twitter.com/YXPZuQMs5s

— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) September 14, 2021

The UK government's chief medical advisor has asked people not listen to Nicki Minaj's anecdotes about her cousin's friend's abnormally gigantic testicles. What a time to be alive.

— James Felton (@JimMFelton) September 14, 2021

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Nicki Minaj Clash With Joy Reid Over Her Statement On Vax

Fans of the rapper are not pleased with Nicki Minaj explaining that she has not taken the vaccine because of stories she heard that the injection causes impotence in men.

On Sunday night, Nicki Minaj shared a series of tweets as she sought to explain to fans that she did not attend the 2021 Met Gala because attendees were required to be vaccinated. Nicki also revealed she was tested positive for the virus after shooting a music video.

“They want you to get vaccinated for the Met. if I get vaccinated it won’t for the Met. It’ll be once I feel I’ve done enough research. I’m working on that now. In the meantime my loves, be safe. Wear the mask with 2 strings that grips your head & face. Not that loose one,” Minaj said in one tweet.

She shared another tweet with a conspiracy theory that it causes impotence in men including her cousin in Trinidad. The rapper’s comments were not taken too kindly by many, including TV commentator Joy-Ann Reid and hundreds of fans and critics alike.

Reid, in a televised interview, lashed out at Nicki Minaj for misusing her platform and spreading conspiracy theories and using her platform “to encourage our community to not protect themselves and save lives.”

.@JoyAnnReid responds to @NICKIMINAJ's tweets on the #COVID19 vaccine: "For you to use your platform to encourage our community to not protect themselves and save their lives… As a fan, I am so sad that you did that." #TheReidOut #reiders pic.twitter.com/nmr85LSmug

— The ReidOut (@thereidout) September 13, 2021

The two white men sittin there nodding their heads cuz this uncle tomiana doing the work chile. How sad. https://t.co/4UviONyTHy

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 14, 2021

Many people on Twitter proceeded to drag the rapper for spreading false information.

“No Nicki being antivax because her cousin’s friend got an STD and lied saying it was due to the vaccine,” one person wrote on Twitter.

Another fan added, “I love you Nicki but any medical advice that begins with “my cousin’s friend” and ends in “swollen balls” is not quite as powerful as data that suggests these vaccine (which btw had no effect on my testicles or my wife’s love for me) are 91% effective against hospitalizations.”

Others gave the rapper a reality check- “Nicki baby thisi pandemic is far more serious than ya cousin nuts.”

Nicki, however, was not moved by the criticisms as she lashed out at persons who are coming after her.

“You have been tweeting about me for an hour. You not #Tide yet? Mad I’m my own person? Mad the internet can’t scare me away? It’s always someone who looks like you. Polls are very much a part of research. Real experiences, Open dialogue, etc. Go put on your red nose clown tingz,” she said in response to another person asking if her research was from her poll for Queen Radio that asked which the vaccine options her Barbz fans wanted to or have taken.

She also addressed Joyann Reid with a cutting response reminding Reid that she had in the past promoted conspiracy theories about the vaccine.

“A lying homophobic c**n. I guess I can join in the reindeer games too right? Ppl can go on tv & lie on me. I can report on them, too right? Doesn’t have to be truths. It can be half truths. Uncle Tomiana asked who on earth would trust the US FDA guys,” Nicki said as she shared several screenshots of Reid stating that she had mistrust for the CDC and the FDA.

She also shared news articles in which Reid was accused of writing homophobic articles and then lying that she was hacked when she was caught but then later apologizing for writing said articles.

Meanwhile, in later tweets, Nicki reposted several news headlines which reported on her absence from the Met Gala and called them lies, stating that “…I cited my young child as why I didn’t want to travel. But notice how NONE of them mentioned that? Ask yourself why that was,” she said.

This is what happens when you’re so thirsty to down another black woman (by the request of the white man), that you didn’t bother to read all my tweets. “My God SISTER do better” imagine getting ur dumb ass on tv a min after a tweet to spread a false narrative about a black woman https://t.co/4UviONyTHy

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 14, 2021

Tomiana purposely chose to ignore these tweets & others. I wonder why pic.twitter.com/TRY7ti2nlc

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 14, 2021

A lying homophobic coon

I guess I can join in the reindeer games too right? Ppl can go on tv & lie on me, I can report on them, too right? ??. Doesn’t have to be truths. It can be half truths.

Uncle Tomiana asked who on earth would trust the US FDA guys…@JoyAnnReid pic.twitter.com/tt93FM85uc

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 14, 2021

Nicki Minaj vs. Joy Reid is a clash of the intellectual titans this nation so richly deserves. pic.twitter.com/SWhU4d1LWw

— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) September 14, 2021

Nicki Minaj dragged the hell outta Joy Reid. So beautiful ?

— Anita ?? (@youngbiafra) September 14, 2021

so Nicki will believe victims of the vaccine but not victims of… pic.twitter.com/lQMbUcd1AX

— click here for reaction videos! (@VideoReacts) September 13, 2021

I love you Nicki, but any medical advice that begins with “my cousin’s friend” and ends in “swollen balls” is not quite as powerful as data that suggests these vaccines (which btw had no effect on my testicles or my wife’s love for me) are 91% effective against hospitalizations. https://t.co/vSpWwp4LR2

— Josh Gad (@joshgad) September 14, 2021

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Nicki Minaj Pulls Out Of Met Gala Because Of New Rules

Nicki Minaj will not attend this year’s Met Gala because of some new rules change.

Nicki Minaj is in no mood for Hollywood culture these days. She seems to have taken a stance against award shows in particular. Now she’s turned an angry eye towards fashion as she recently announced that she has no intention of attending the Met Gala tonight, September 13.

She made the announcement via Twitter but has since deleted the tweet. This latest no-show from Nicki comes just a few days after she called out BET for leaving her reunion track “Seeing Green” off of their nomination list. That track was done with her YMCMB teammates Lil Wayne and Drake.

Following that, she dropped out of her performance at the MTV VMAs. In the now-deleted tweet, she didn’t give any particular reason for skipping out on the Gala. “Won’t b there,” she said in reference to the Met Gala. She again drove the point home on Tik Tok when she said, “Not going tho,” with a smirking emoji, again in reference to the Gala.

The event promises to be a star-studded one since last year’s edition was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It seemed a prime opportunity for Nicki to make her public comeback since she’s mostly been at home with her new family and hasn’t really been to any major events this year.

Nicki Minaj later revealed the reason why she pulled out of this year’s event saying it’s because of the Met Gala’s vaccination requirements.

“They want you to get vaccinated for the Met,” she tweeted. “If I get vaccinated it won’t for the Met. It’ll be once I feel I’ve done enough research. I’m working on that now. In the meantime my loves, be safe. Wear the mask with 2 strings that grips your head & face. Not that loose one.”

This year’s Gala, which was pushed from the first Monday in May to the second Monday in September, will fall in line with the tail-end of New York Fashion Week.

The Gala, which is hosted in New York, is considered the premiere celebrity event of the year, especially for high-profile celebrities who get a chance to mingle. Of course, the focus is primarily on fashion which is used as the focal point for the annual fundraising for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.

The Barbz no doubt will be disappointed that they will not get a glimpse of Nicki’s usually outlandishly stylish outfits. Something that she’s become known for when attending the Met Gala in the past.

They want you to get vaccinated for the Met. if I get vaccinated it won’t for the Met. It’ll be once I feel I’ve done enough research. I’m working on that now. In the meantime my loves, be safe. Wear the mask with 2 strings that grips your head & face. Not that loose one ???

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 13, 2021

Love u babe. I was prepping for vmas then i shot a video & guess who got COVID? Do u know what it is not to be able to kiss or hold your tiny baby for over a week? A baby who is only used to his mama? “get vaccinated” Drake had just told me he got covid w|THE VACCINE tho so chile https://t.co/wInXoJcHBn

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 13, 2021

My cousin in Trinidad won’t get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & became impotent. His testicles became swollen. His friend was weeks away from getting married, now the girl called off the wedding. So just pray on it & make sure you’re comfortable with ur decision, not bullied

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 13, 2021

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Nicki Minaj & BIA Celebrates “Whole Lotta Money” Going Platinum

BIA’s “Whole Lotta Money” remix featuring Nicki Minaj has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). This means that the song has sold between 500,000 to over 1 million copies.

The remix, which was released just two months ago on July 9, has been making huge strides in the industry, propelling the talented BIA to greater success and gaining Nicki Minaj yet another stripe.

The original song was released as the fifth single from BIA’s second EP “For Certain” back in May, and it was already enjoying viral success before Nicki jumped on it. The original version peaked on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 at number three and was one of the most popular tunes on Tik Tok.

The remix, however, pushed the song onto the Billboard Hot 100 chart at Number 16, the US Rhythmic (Billboard) at Number 13, the Canadian Hot 100 chart, at Number 42, Global 200 Billboard at Number 32, and the New Zealand Hot Singles Chart peaking at number 11.

Nicki Minaj took to Instagram earlier today to celebrate her newest achievement. She captioned a video of her icy “BARBIA” necklace and a photo of the collaboration cover art, “#wholeLottaMoney is PLATINUM. @bia this fking chain is soooooo freaking dope. Thank you mama!!!! Love youuuuuuuu. S/O to the fans for the support. No video. Just organic tingz. Good pssy gyal fi get dem ting ya #BarBIA real btchs do real sht.”

An excited BIA took to the comment section to respond, “GOOD PU$$$Y GYALLLL YA BLOOODC***T HEAR MEEEEE” before taking to her own Instagram page to celebrate and, of course, express gratitude to Nicki Minaj for jumping on her track.

“PLATINUM PU$$Y!!!! @nickiminaj THANK YOUUUU!!! I’ll forever appreciate this moment with you and all we managed to accomplish! #BarBIA WE [locked emoji] in ! Love youuuu so much & BIG Thank you to everyone who shared & the BARBs!!!” she wrote.

The “Cover Girl” rapper had previously praised Nicki Minaj along with other established rappers who extend a hand to boost the careers of younger artistes.

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She took to Twitter weeks after the release of the remix to express, “I have so much respect when bigger artists jump on smaller artistes records bc so many people forget we all had to start somewhere!”

When a fan responded in agreement mentioning Nicki Minaj doing the same for her, BIA did not hesitate to praise the rapper.

Notably, Nicki Minaj is known to issue a helping hand as she was also one of the first mainstream artistes to collaborate and even co-sign the late Pop Smoke.

As the rapper continues to propel talented up-and-coming artistes, the rewards are definitely coming in.

Congratulations to the female rappers on their latest achievement.

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Nicki Minaj’s Husband Kenneth Petty Pleads Guilty In Sex Offender Case

Kenneth Petty has pleaded guilty to charges that he failed to register as a sex offender after moving from New York to California after marrying Nicki Minaj. Petty was required by law to register once he moved state because of a previous conviction for attempted rape in New York.

Nicki Minaj’s husband had initially pleaded not guilty to the charge, but on Thursday, he changed his plea, according to PEOPLE. His case will now immediately move to sentencing in January.

Petty’s charges stem from a traffic stop conducted by police in Beverly Hills in November 2019 when he was arrested. According to authorities, Petty was arrested after police learned that he had moved from New York to California and failing to register his offender status. He was later released on $20,000 bail. However, he was re-arrested in 2020 when he was charged in connection with the incident.

Petty is presently out on a $100,000 bond.

Kenneth was convicted of first-degree attempted rape in New York in April 1995 when he was 16 years old. He served just over three years in jail for the crime and was required to register his offender status should he leave the state.

Meanwhile, both Kenneth Petty and Nicki Minaj have come under fire after the victim sued the couple for harassment and claiming that both of them tried to force her with a payoff to recant her account of the incident. Minaj, who has been raked over the coals for allegedly using money to bribe the victim, has in the past stated in interviews that the conviction destroyed Petty’s life and that the conviction stemmed from a lie by the victim.

The victim, who has identified herself as Jennifer Hough, claimed in her lawsuit that Petty and Minaj began contacting her and members of her family after his arrest in California, where she offered half a million dollars for the victim to recant her story.

The victim also claims that a prepared document recanting the attempt was also given to her with a promise of $20,000 offered upon her signature.

Meanwhile, Minaj and Petty have been quiet about the lawsuit and his charges. However, Nicki defended her husband, stating that he and the victim were “in a relationship” when the incident reportedly took place.

Although the victim denies the claims, Nicki Minaj has said that Petty was wrongfully accused of rape.

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Nicki Minaj Explains On Why She Turned Down Doja Cat Collab

Nicki Minaj said she declined a feature on one of Doja Cat’s songs because she didn’t feel she had anything to add to the song as it was already good on its own.

While speaking on a Twitter Space discussion on how she decides what to collaborate on, Nicki Minaj disclosed the reason she did not feature on “Get Into It (Yuh).” Fans previously thought that Nicki was beefing with Doja Cat since she unfollowed a host of artists, including Doja and Megan Thee Stallion, last year.

However, Nicki Minaj says she has a lot of love for Doja Cat, who coincidentally gave her a shout-out towards the end of the song “Get Into It (Yuh).”

“It’s not that I’m too busy at all, it’s just that there were, like, middle people involved in that situation so I had told her, if it was like how me and BIA were direct and we talked to each other directly, but I didn’t love that song [“Get Into It”] because I didn’t think I could bring anything to it,” said Nicki in response to a fan asking if she was too busy to appear on Doja’s album.

“So I asked them to send me something else. I think that was the second song they sent me, I asked them to send me something else and they didn’t send me anything else.”

Another fan pointed out that Doja’s song samples Nicki’s “Massive Attack,” which was released in 2010, to which Nicki said she didn’t really “like” that song. “No,” she continued before the fan can interrupt, “I love that song!”

Nicki Minaj revealed she was asked to hop on Doja Cat’s “Get Into It (Yuh),” but felt she couldn’t do anything for the song… ?? pic.twitter.com/SXeFwori7U

— Power 106 (@Power106LA) September 7, 2021

Fans of both Doja and Nicki Minaj have been calling for a collaboration and even wanted Nicki to appear on Planet Her. In spite of what the expectations are, it seems that fans will have to wait a little more, and for sure, Doja Cat might be in the works when the Queen releases new music because, based on her explanation, there’s no beef with the two of them.

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Nicki Minaj Is The First & Only “Queen Of Rap” Says Young Money

Is Nicki Minaj the first and only Queen of Rap?

Young Money raised their voice in the debate about who wears the crown and carries the title of “Queen of Rap,” They are sticking beside Nicki Minaj 100 percent. The label owned by Lil Wayne made the statement on Twitter on Tuesday (September 7) to share their perspective, declaring Nicki the one and only Rap Queen. While they did not use the rapper’s impressive chartings and fiery bars as proof, the Lil Wayne founded Young Money explained that Nicki Minaj was the reason the term “Queen of Rap” was coined, and as such, this automatically places her in the position for the crown.

The label wrote on its official Twitter account, “The title of “Queen of Rap” didn’t even exist until @NICKIMINAJ did the tingz that she did. And the Queen ain’t done yet. Get on ya knees.”

The Queen of Rap debate has been a long and ongoing one, with names such as Lil Kim, Cardi B, and even Erica Banks on the list of who deserves the title.

While Young Money is adamant about who the Queen is, the Hip Hop community is still tentative with its decision. Some even find the record label’s tweet offensive to successful rappers who came before Nicki.

One user responded to Young Money’s tweet, “I love Nicki but this is such an insult to the Missy Elliots, the Eves, the Lauryn Hills, the MC Lytes, the Da Brats, the Queen Latifahs, and the lil kims, who at one point or the other have been the Queens of Rap in the last couple of decades.”

Another user argued, “No but literally nobody was labeled as the “Queen of Rap” until others began giving Nicki that tootle now everybody faves “THe QUeeN of raP.”

The debate does not seem to be ending any time soon, but some social media users are not surprised Young Money would declare their artiste the Queen of Rap.

Young Money and Nicki has a long history as the rapper was signed to the record label back in 2009. Nicki Minaj had already been making huge strides by then, but her new company certainly gave her a push in the right direction.

While the 38-year-old rapper is still a part of Young Money Entertainment, sometime last year, she stated that she owns her masters directly.

Either way, the “Chun Li” rapper continues to make hits and has been propelled to high ground that has her name continually wrapped in Rap Queen debates.

The title of “Queen of Rap” didn’t even exist until @NICKIMINAJ did the tingz that she did. And the Queen ain’t done yet. Get on ya knees.

— Mula (@YoungMoneySite) September 7, 2021

I expect nothing less ??????????Her third studio album is titled “THE PINKPRINT” she set the standard ??? pic.twitter.com/9BvHvxoq7o

— KickiMaraj (@KickiMaraj) September 8, 2021

Shes the Queen & Hero of rap Weezy Hero & Goat of rap & Drake king of rap

— ProudOfNickiana ?? ? ? ?????????? ?? ?? (@ProudOfNickiana) September 8, 2021

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