Where are the Barbz? Fans called out on social media after Nicki Minaj wrote a controversial post on Instagram over the weekend.
Nicki Minaj Vents On Instagram
The rapper shared a snapshot of the most recent top 10 Hip-Hop/Rap songs on iTunes in the United States. She pointed out that a majority of the rappers on the list are Caucasian.
“It’s a great time to be a white rapper in America huh?” the "Anaconda" rapper added the caption.
Top 10 on the list is Eminem's River (feat. Ed Sheeran), Post Malone’s rockstar (feat. 21 Savage), NF’s Let You Down, G-Eazy and Halsey’s Him & I, Lil Pump’s Gucci Gang, Migos, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B’s MotorSport, Good Old Days by Macklemore (feat. Kesha), N.E.R.D. and Rihanna’s Lemon, Post Malone’s I Fall Apart, and The Break Up by Machine Gun Kelly.
Minaj then changed the caption to point out that the songs were the top 10 rap songs at the time when it came to U.S. hits on iTunes. She updated the caption once more and gave a special shout out to Eminem and Post Malone as she marked them, “two of my faves.” She also saluted Eminem for his latest studio album release and recognized the success of Motorsport as it landed at number 6 on the list.
Check out what fans had to say about it on Twitter.
Fans Clap Back
Nicki minaj think she a white rapper lol smh https://t.co/dq2jpT91wq
— Sab (@LostChildSab) December 17, 2017
Nicki Minaj worried bout white rappers dominating iTunes when she need to be worried bout that played out flow she got. — Mama Nibiru (@MamaMortem888) December 17, 2017
Nicki Minaj just came at white rappers on ig & just tried to clean it up before most ppl noticed she changed her caption
— lah-juh (@fabuLaja) December 17, 2017
Nicki Minaj mad she hasn't had a hit in a while. White people can rap too Nicki. Ffs there was only 4 white rappers on the top rap charts like chill Nicki. https://t.co/HjU7bhJ0cO — Zach Patrick (@Mexicanlover06) December 18, 2017
Nicki Minaj is beyond stupid lmao. White rappers like Post Malone and G-Eazy are dominating because they make pop leaning music not because they're white. Meanwhile her irrelevant ass has to hop on remixes of everyone elses hit records or cry racism to stay in the news #barbs
— Erik Anderson (@DJEA92) December 18, 2017
Nicki Minaj just speakin BIG OLE FACTS!!! White rappers benefit from a pop fanbase, and it’s not by chance, the media and industry push those tracks — MAYO (@CincoDe_Mayo) December 17, 2017
Nicki Minaj mad that 'white rappers' are better than her now
— b riggy (@youngdabgod) December 17, 2017
I can't at Nicki Minaj whining about white rappers charting,wth does she want? — SaUraV (@ilu_shak) December 17, 2017
Nicki Minaj was not wrong with what she posted about white rappers on IG. Let's debate.
— quavo da genie (@MurderGeeWrote) December 18, 2017
I agree with Nicki Minaj 100%... But I think she has to realize she opened the door to a lot of "white" rappers... A lot of her features are with pop or white artist.. I consider her myself a pop rapper.. The J. Cole comparison doesn't work because he's never collabed with pop.. — E_Pace (@kingdom_lady91) December 17, 2017
After receiving lots of backlash from fans, she updated the caption once again. She wrote that she was “blocking” all of the “sensitive” fans and reiterated her original point.
“It IS a great time to be a white rapper in America. I wanna sign one for my new label. U know anyone?” Minaj tweeted.
She added that critics who had anything negative to say can see themselves off of her page. However, she didn’t stop there.
She added a video of rapper J. Cole sharing similar thoughts during a recent radio interview. She added that she was only speaking on the trend of music right now and said that anyone in a different industry would most likely do the same. She said that because she is a woman of color, she was “labeled as mad, angry, bitter.”
She went on to point out that she is featured on four songs that have made it on Billboard’s coveted Hot 100 list. She said while she’s fortunate enough to have a strong following, she will always say what she wants on her own page.
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