Nicki Minaj is back outside, and she’s wasted no time making waves. As she prepares for the upcoming release of her new album, Pink Friday 2, the “Super Freaky Girl” rapper has some words for all the so-called “rap experts” who will come out with their opinions of the record. In a since deleted post, on Tuesday, Nicki used social media to call out “internet personalities” who pretend to know hip-hop.
“When you are a rapper, you know the history of the greats & when you are an internet personality, you do not,” she wrote. “So if you knew the history of the very culture you are trying to penetrate, you’d sitcho goofy ahh df down. It costs you nothing to stfu. PINK FRIDAY 2 11/17/23.”
To a certain extent, she’s not wrong. Throughout the year, we’ve seen a lot of people and companie– who normally couldn’t care less about the music or culture–using Hip-Hop 50 to sell products. These entities never seem interested in supporting the community until there’s something in it for them.
From Nicki’s point of view, she knows these “internet personalities” are just using her name and brand to build their own. They’re certainly not hip-hop experts. And they definitely don’t care if the album is good or not. Obviously, this is also the “Barbie World” artist creating buzz for her new album, but that doesn’t mean both things can’t be true.
In other weird Pink Friday 2 news, one of the many fan accounts devoted to the superstar dropped a tease about a major sample featured on the album, only for their idol to dismiss it a short time later.
On Tuesday, @NickiMinajAccess wrote, “Nicki Minaj samples Tupac’s ‘Picture Me Rollin” in new untitled track on her upcoming album Pink Friday 2.” This unconfirmed rumor was debunked by Nicki about an hour later when she replied, “No tf I did not.” Undeterred by the superstar shooting down their claim, the fan just seemed thrilled to get a response from their favorite artist.
This hype follows the “Fly” rapper’s release of two short clips teasing music from the new album on Sunday. One thing that’s clear, whether you’re a Barb or not, get ready, because Nicki Minaj is now in full roll out mode.