CHIKA has once again come under fire for her controversial opinions — and this time, a crying child on an airplane has earned her wrath.
Taking to Twitter on Thursday (June 1), the Nigerian-American rapper began rage-tweeting about a set of baby twins whose mother purchased first-class tickets for them, and who, as babies often do, began crying on the flight.
It was that crying that woke the Alabama-based rapper up and triggered her into a several tweets-long rant.
“The the lady next to me who thought it would be a good idea to buy yourself and your twin infants first class seats on a red-eye flight, who just woke me up by bringing your screaming bastard to OUR seats to soothe her, I just bought $34 WiFi at 4am to call you a stupid bitch,” she began. “p.s., I hate you and I hope you get a paper cut between each finger tomorrow, you senseless wench.”
She fired off several other tweets, including one that called the mother of the twins a “hoe,” and who CHIKA urged to “choke.”
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) June 2, 2023
The tweets were ultimately deleted, and CHIKA subsequently took to Twitter to backtrack about her statements.
“posting because i think it’s important & because i understand that people who actually do want to support me were also offended by my inflammatory thread yesterday,” she wrote. “i’m sorry cuz it was triggering/infuriating to many. i just don’t like being seen as someone i’m not.”
posting because i think it’s important & because i understand that people who actually do want to support me were also offended by my inflammatory thread yesterday.
i’m sorry cuz it was triggering/infuriating to many. i just don’t like being seen as someone i’m not. pic.twitter.com/4VbnlsvCF3
— CHIKA (to some)🌪 (@oranicuhh) June 2, 2023
She continued: “i wasn’t cruel to anyone, i was mean *about* someone. stop conflating the two and acting like i caused harm. i can own what i did, i will not own what is projected onto me. i’m sorry.”
This is just the latest in a series of controversies that CHIKA has found herself embroiled in — so much so, in fact, that the release of her new single, “Requiem for a Dream,” was overshadowed by her latest Twitter rant.
Back in April 2021, the Alabama native announced she was “retiring” due to the toll the music industry was taking on her mental health, opening the floodgates for bullies. In a video posted to social media, CHIKA retaliated with some vitriol of her own.
“I don’t give a fuck about any of you stans being suicidal,” she began. “In fact, I hope you all are. Because guess what? I am too and have been, and it has very little to do with you guys because nothing you do matters. Let me repeat that: nothing you do matters. You’re nobody. The only thing you do is dogpile on top of people’s other mental problems and make them worse. I came on here and said I was retiring because that’s where I’m at — physically, mentally and emotionally.
“And you stupid bitches flooded my comments immediately, not know what the fuck I’m going through. You want me to give a good god damn about you and your stupid ass fifth grade stan friends? No, you can kill yourself too. Let’s do it together. Let’s make a suicide pact, you dumb fucks.”