Nicki Minaj defends her struggles to become a rapper by name calling Taylor Swift.
Minaj recently posted a touching post her Instagram where she celebrated the 12th anniversary of her mixtape. She took this opportunity to reflect back on her career and described her struggles.
She wrote, “12 years ago I dropped my first 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 and barbie chains. Colorful wigs came all the way back in style. Everyone became barbies and dolls.”
She continued, “I always shouted out my influences in my interviews. Nowadays it’s become cool to pretend you weren’t influenced by other artists. Shout out 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 with me or congratulated me on my Billboard accomplishments. I didn’t mind. I never felt they were obligated to do so. Just like Beyonce isn’t obligated to congratulate or collaborate with Normani etc.”
The Megatron star explained, “I never had a crusade by radio stations, influences and blogs to make my song number one when Anaconda was number 2 on Hot 100. I never had a group of men in the studio writing my songs for me so it took a while between the albums. Please stop these write ups about what I didn’t do. Y’all are really sick and I’m gonna call all of you out one by one on Queen Radio. Most of you all doing these write ups have never fought for anything in life. You just sit on the sidelines and watch the doers do!!!!”
Nicki Minaj shades Taylor Swift’s blog
Furthermore, the 36-year-old singer ended her post by thanking her fans. She wrote, “To my fans, I love, cherish you, adore you, and thank you. God bless you.”
However, it wasn’t long before criticism was all over the post. Minaj responded to these trolls in comments. On person wrote, “I love Nicki but she has got to sop these rants. She bites the bait every time which is what they want. What’s understood don’t need to be explained. Everyone already knows what you did for the female rap game. But these post are becoming exhausting.”
Therefore, Nicki responded while mentioning Taylor swift’s Tumblr blog, “Eat a d**k. Blocked for being F*****g dumb and wanting black women to keep being afraid of speaking their truth. Taylor Swift can speak but i can’t!???!”
Another one took a swing at Nicki. She commented, “Nicki, I love you but you have to shout out Lik Kim. You have to. I’m sorry but she probably felt like she got no recognition from you. You reincarnated her style. I’m sorry to say it. Still love you though.”
The Super Bass singer replied, “I shouted her out in all my early interviews. That’s YOU narrative. Not the RIGHT one. I recreated her pose as a sign of paying homage.”
Nicki also shared her thoughts about the situation on her Instagram story.
However, some of the fans also stood up for their idol.
Megatron made it to Top 20 debut on the Billboard 200!