Nicki Minaj slams Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott, compares herself to Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks
Most rappers would be thrilled to have the No. 2 album in the country, but not Nicki Minaj. Instead of celebrating, she spent the weekend throwing an epic meltdown on Twitter. According to Billboard, Travis Scott had the number one album, but she called this fact "fake news." (Remind you of any presidents? I can't wait until she starts tweeting, "WITCH HUNT.")
Nicki claimed that Travis didn't outsell her, because he inflated his album sales with bundles, even though she also inflated her album sales with bundles. Then she claimed Travis got extra promotion from his girlfriend Kylie Jenner, and their six month old daughter, Stormi. Did I mention that Nicki's new album is called Queen? This is what Queens do - start beef with babies. You're going down, Stormi!
On the MTV Video Music Awards, Nicki won for Most Insecure Rapper - I mean, Best Hip-Hop Music Video. In her acceptance speech, she thanked her 'Barbz' and announced that she would give out an award out for "C*cksucker Of The Day" on her radio show. Again, very Queen-like behavior. Queen Elizabeth II does the same thing all the time on the BBC.
Anyway, today the 5-year-old - I mean, 35-year-old, broadcast her radio show. Unfortunately, she did not announce the "C*cksucker Of The Day," but she did announce the "Hoe N*gga of the Week": Travis Scott. That's right, the mercurial MC doubled down on her trash talk, slamming Kylie and Travis once again.
"Travis Scott gets Hoe N*gga of the Week by a landslide. Because he’s out here selling clothes instead of music. What we're not gonna do is have that Auto-Tune man selling f*ck sweaters telling you he sold half a million albums, because he fucking didn't. You stupid f*ck. You got your fucking homeboy talking for you and you got your girlfriend selling tour passes. Stop it. Knock it the f*ck off."
As she continued her tirade, Nicki didn't mention that she also sold a bundle - just $5 for her album, a poster, and a three month subscription to Tidal. However, she did try to walk back her meltdown, stating, "I love Kylie, I love Kim. I actually love all of them. ... I know that you guys are saying me and Baby Stormi have beef. [laughs] Yes we do. Now, this is what the f*ck is happening today. Me against baby Stormi." (Can't wait to hear Stormi's diss track.)
However, the Stupid Hoe rapper wasn't done. She went on to compare herself to two historical figures, abolitionist Harriet Tubman and civil rights hero Rosa Parks. I know it sounds crazy, but think about it: Harriet Tubman was a former slave who freed more than 300 people, guiding them to safety on the Underground Railroad. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on the bus, initiating the civil rights movement. And Nicki Minaj shook her butt a lot in the Anaconda music video. They're three peas in a pod.
To back up a little bit: Before the VMA's, Nicki compared herself to Harriet Tubman, arguing that she "fought for streaming services." Seriously. Twitter users were not amused.
On her radio show, Nicki celebrated her critically acclaimed album and killer performance at the VMA's. Nah, just kidding. She doubled down on the Harriet Tubman comparison, and threw Rosa Parks in for good measure.
"You motherf*ckers is getting streaming because somebody took that bullet, because somebody was brave enough. Somebody had a big f*cking d--k enough, somebody had balls enough, to say, ‘We are tired of having you steal our music and we're not getting credited!' ... Harriet Tubman had to shake s--t up; Rosa Parks had to shake s--t up. Rosa Parks probably had the worst day of her life when she said, ‘no, enough is enough.'"
Well, I'm sure if Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman were alive today, they would also blame a six-month-old baby for Nicki Minaj's disappointing record sales. It's what Queens do.