Nicki Minaj Responds To Backlash Following Her Collaboration With Tekashi 6ix9ine
20 August 2018, 10:47
The 'Queen' rapstress has spoken out.
Minaj teamed up with the controversial rapper, who has previously been convicted of charges including sexual misconduct involving a minor, on the song, which dropped last month.
Many listeners put Nicki on blast for appearing to support 6ix9ine despite his criminal past. Shortly after the song's release, Minaj chose to add it to her new album 'Queen'.
After adding it to the record, publications continued to slam Minaj for supporting 6ix9ine. Minaj later responded to one particular article, and claimed that certain outlets are being paid to portray her in a negative light.
"When I was told they were being paid to write these things I didn’t believe it, now I know it’s true," she wrote on Twitter. "I got the proof on that too."
When I was told they were being paid to write these things I didn’t believe it, now I know it’s true 😜😛 #Queen bitch!!!! 🎯😘🎀♥️‼️ I got the proof on that too. Loving my life. They so bothered by this lil south side Jamaica QUEEN— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) August 18, 2018
I’m supposed to keep letting these ppl get money to bully me behind the scenes & not say anything. Yikes.— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) August 18, 2018
This is what happens when you release a great body of work after they spent millions to ruin you. Lol. 4 albums later still breaking records. #1 in 86 countries after they said it was a wrap. Praise God. He’s about to expose them. They writing about 69 cuz #Queen is flawless.— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) August 18, 2018
Elsewhere, Minaj kicked off upon discovering that Travis Scott's 'Astroworld' had beat 'Queen' to no. 1 in the official album charts this week.
In a lengthy Twitter rant, the rapper took aim at Scott's girlfriend Kylie Jenner and their daughter Stormi, before calling out Billboard on their current chart rules.
Minaj took a swipe at Young Money label mate Drake, who surprisingly didn't make an appearance on the album. 'Queen' is available now to download, stream and purchase.