Nicki Minaj dismisses criticism about 6ix9ine collaboration

The rapper says people have spent millions to sabotage her career.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 24: Nicki Minaj performs onstage at the 2018 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)

 

Nicki Minaj is in yet another online battle. This time, she’s fighting off detractors and defending her questionable choice to collaborate with convicted sex criminal 6ix9ine on her fourth studio album Queen.

Minaj’s fourth album is her first since 2014’s The Pinkprint and comes after months of drama and delays. 

Fans and music critics are blasting Minaj for teaming up with 6ix9ine, a rapper who is facing sexual misconduct allegations involving a 13-year-old girl. Minaj has also included the controversial rapper on her upcoming NickiHndrxx World Tour. The two dropped the single “FEFE” which is featured on the Queen album.

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This past weekend, Minaj was on a social media rampage, taking aim at fellow artist Travis Scott for earning the number one album. She even dragged his baby Stormi and Kylie Jenner into the mess and shaded them too.

Pitchfork contributor Shanita Hubbard took aim at Minaj in a searing commentary titled Nicki Minaj, 6ix9ine, and the Alarming Normalization of Predatory Behavior.

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The article reads in part:

“The choice to use her platform to further legitimize a sexual predator is in direct contrast with the nation-wide, black women-led movement to silence music’s most infamous abuser (R. Kelly).

[…] If this pattern of normalization continues to seep into our culture, by the time the magnitude of the damage is determined it will have caused irreparable harm to society. […] I do hope she realizes that the message she sends by supporting an abuser threatens to eclipse the vibrant verses she has spent years perfecting.”

Minaj took shots online Saturday and claimed there were shady behind-the-scenes practices of the outlet being paid to try and bring her down.

“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”

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