Mon, Dec 18 01:22 PM |Entertainment

People Are Big Mad At Nicki Minaj After Says “It’s A Great Time" To Be A White Rapper In America

Nicki Minaj decided to make a comment on Instagram, after taking notice that iTunes' Top 10 Hip-Hop/Rap chart featured eight white rap groups and only two black ones. Minaj shared a screenshot of the iTunes chart, writing in the caption, "It's a great time to be a white rapper in America huh?"

The "Anaconda" rapper's observation led to a debate on social media, with some people agreeing with her and others that didn't appreciate her comment.

She later followed that comment up by naming off two white rappers on the chart she enjoys. She wrote, "These are the top 10 rap songs on US iTunes. S/O to Em & Post. Two of my faves. Congrats to Em on his new album. #Motorsport put dat thing in sport."



Nicki did have a point though! In the list of the 10 songs, , Migos' "Motorsport" (featuring Nicki) and N.E.R.D.'s "Lemon" are the only two performed by black artists, with the rest of the chart populated by Post Malone, Eminem, Lil Pump, Macklemore, G-Eazy and Halsey, NF and Machine Gun Kelly.

Nick addressed the backlash from her post, but certainly didn't back down. She wrote, "Update blocking all u sensitive [expletive] riders. 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 [expletive] mind n if u don't like it [expletive] my page [expletive] rida! Y'all can never wait to ride the Queen [expletive]! Sensitive [expletive] ig thugs. [expletive]."


Nicki later shared a lengthier post that included a 2014 video of J. Cole's interview with Angie Martinez, where he discussed how race influences the perception of music, limiting Black artists in the process. Cole pointed out that jazz, originally a black art form, became commercialized by white artists.

#TSRClapbackSeason: #NickiMinaj VS Fans!! 👀🍿-- Meanwhile #PostMalone hit her with the follow! Maybe he's tryna get signed sis 😩 [SWIPE]

Nicki later addressed the backlash and people telling her to remove the post. She wrote, "be mad at this too. Onika posts what Onika wants on Onika's page." She told people that didn't like it to unfollow her. 

The "Motorsport" rapper adds, "I'm feelin mad nice right now. I work in the music business. Therefore, I post on new developments in the music industry. Similar to you - if you work in finance, you may post on new developments in the finance industry. Whenever a black woman speaks on ANYTHING she's labeled as "mad" angry" bitter." I'm on four songs on the Billboard Hot 100. I'm blessed and highly favored thanks to my amazing fans. But I'll speak on whatever the [expletive] I want to whenever the [expletive] I want to. I love being a smart successful woman."


Nicki went on to delete the controversial posts.

I Am For Keeps✨ She Can’t Compete 💁🏽♀️ #nickiminaj

Fellow rapper Wale showed his support for Nicki comments on Instagram. "I see no lies...white artist songs are instantly pop" songs and not urban," he wrote. "Miguel got to be 'urban' Sam Smith can be 'pop' with the same exact song. Nobody wanna say it tho because of the backlash."

#Wale stepped into #TheShaderoom to expand on the topic #NickiMinaj was addressing in her rant earlier this evening regarding white rappers dominating iTunes' US top 10 Hip Hop/rap chart!! Thoughts? (View earlier posts)

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