Nicki Minaj Says Female Rappers Labels Pay for Viral Diss Tweets
Nicki Minaj has been returning to the spotlight in a major way following a brief hiatus, and she has some opinions about other female rappers.
Nicki Addresses the Court
During a Stationhead listening session of Nicki Minaj’s recent hit “Red Ruby Da Sleaze,” the “Pinkprint” album artist rapper revealed some thoughts on the music industry.
“As you rap and you write, you get better. And you get better every day,” Nicki said to Rah Ali. “I think the thing is, now, because of the … microwave ability of TikTok artist getting deals, Instagram people getting likes or Twitter people… girls’ labels and management companies paying for viral tweets and paying for Nicki diss tweets and all that.”
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This is far from the first time Nicki Minaj has alleged other female rappers using underhanded tactics against her. Another popular theory from Nicki is that rappers use payola, paying a radio station to play songs more often and boost numbers artificially. She initially made these claims against Cardi B in 2018 following the success of her debut album “Invasion of Privacy.”
In addition to that, Minaj mentioned that “Red Ruby Da Sleaze” will not be the lead single on her upcoming album.
“Red Ruby [Da Sleeze],’ I dropped it as a itty-bitty just something,” Nicki said. “Cause I know it’s gon’ go off on tour, it’s gon’ go off on y’all. It’s just rapping. But the album, obviously, I have to drop my official single for the album. ‘Red Ruby’ is not the official single for the album.”
A Longheld Belief
The “Pink Friday” artist has been a longtime ambassador for rappers writing their own records. The most notable example of this is her 2014 BET Awards best female hip hop artist speech. The then-viral speech centered around Nicki’s pen, one that’s been praised by those inside and outside the rap industry. However, around 2014 rumors began circulating of Safaree being the real creative mind behind her hits.
“When you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it.” She refuted. “I’m still one of the only MCs out here spotting metaphors and making you think, and I really don’t care if I get my credit or if I don’t. I don’t look at myself as a female rapper ’cause I know what I do.”
Barbz have plenty to look forward to with the drop of the “Do We Got a Problem” single and the hype for Nicki’s upcoming project building since last February.
Written by Dreema Carrington
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