Nicki Minaj made an interesting observation on Saturday (December 16). The self-proclaimed Queen of Rap took to Instagram to post a screenshot of iTunes’ current Top 10 Hip-Hop/Rap chart, which lists artists like Eminem, Post Malone, NF, G-Eazy, Lil Pump, Macklemore and Machine Gun Kelly. Minaj noticed they all had one thing in common – they’re white.
“It’s a great time to be a white rapper in America huh?,” she wrote. “These are the top 10 rap songs on US iTunes.”
She later added, “S/O to Em & Post. Two of my faves. Congrats to Em on his new album. #Motorsport put dat thing in sport.”
Minaj’s caption elicit seemingly endless opinions — ranging from calling the Queens rapper “salty” to encouraging her to talk her “shit.” But judging by her recent update, several Instagram users evidently took issue with it. Some even accused her of being racist.
“*UPDATE* blocking all u sensitive dick riders,” she wrote. “It IS a great time to be a white rapper in America. I wanna sign one for my new label. U know anyone? I spk my mthafkn mind n if u don’t like it gtfo my page dick rida! Y’all can never wait to ride the Queen dick! Sensitive ass ig thugs. Gtfoh.”
She wasn’t done yet. Roughly an hour later, Minaj posted a video of a 2014 J. Cole interview with Angie Martinez talking about a similar topic and challenged Instagram users to “be mad at this too.” The lengthy caption blasted anyone who tried to censor what she had to say.
“whenever a black women speaks on ANYTHING she’s labeled as “mad” “angry” “bitter,” she wrote. “I’m on 4 songs on the Billboard Hot 100. I’m blessed & highly favored thx to my amazing fans. But I’ll spk on whatever the fuck I want to whenever the fuck I want to. I love being a smart successful woman. It’s never been cool or funny to be illiterate or uninterested in your own industry & how it works.”