By Jasmine Washington
Nicki Minaj is no stranger to speaking her mind about issues she has with the music industry. Just two months ago, the Queens emcee took to social media venting her frustrations with sexism in hip hop, and now she’s back in the headlines for calling out a trending topic on current music charts.
Posting a photo of the iTunes Top 10 rap charts, the Pinkprint hitmaker wrote, “It’s a great time to be a white rapper in America huh?” Minaj’s observation was shocking considering that several tracks listed were made by white male rappers including, G-Eazy, Post Malone, Eminem and Macklemore.
Minaj’s controversial statement immediately fueled an intense debate between social media users who agreed with her and others who voiced their displeasure with what she said. Despite her assertion Nicki Minaj wanted to make it clear that she was a fan of white rappers, and even shouted out a few. “S/O Em & Post. Two of my faves. Congrats to Em on his new album,” she wrote.
The conversation didn’t end there, though. Minaj would go on to throw a little shade at those who opposed her assertion writing, “blocking all u sensitive d**k riders. It IS a great time to be a white rapper in America.” “I wanna sign one for my new label. U know anyone? I spk my mthafkn mind n if u don’t like it gtfo my page d**k rida! Y’all can never wait to ride the Queen d**k! Sensitive a** ig thugs. Gtfoh.”
Nicki Minaj followed up by posting a clip of J. Cole detailing his 2014 hit single, “Fire Squad,” and his stance on white musicians infiltrating various musical genres.
Despite all of the drama brewing online, added in with a like and follow from rapper Post Malone, Nicki Minaj would go on to delete all of the controversial comments she made, but not before several blogs were able to secure screenshots.
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