The Young Money femcee landed in hot water after she allegedly mocked Aaliyah's death by joining a group chat named Aaliyah Airlines.
The group chat's name was quickly drawing fans' attention. It's called Aaliyah Airlines with plane and fire emojis, sparking speculation that Nicki insensitively mocked Aaliyah's death, which was caused by a plane crash, by joining the group chat. According to MediaTakeOut, the tweet had been retweeted more than 3000 times before Nicki deleted it.
Aaliyah's fans were not having it. They slammed Nicki on Twitter for disrespecting the late singer. "@NICKIMINAJ now beefing with a deceased artist. The great beautiful and amazing woman, Aaliyah. Let that sink in," a fan tweeted. Another wrote, "Wow...That's why I have ZERO faith in today's celebs & their psychotic fans. It's 1 thing to disrespect Aaliyah, but that's LOW Nicki Minaj."
@NICKIMINAJ now beefing with a deceased artist. The great beautiful and amazing woman, Aaliyah. Let that sink in— Buzz💤 (@LilBuuzzz) 20 September 2017
Wow...That's why I have ZERO faith in today's celebs & their psychotic fans. It's 1 thing to disrespect Aaliyah, but that's LOW Nicki Minaj.— ♥ (@Celebr8Aaliyah) 19 September 2017
An enraged fan claimed that it's "some f**ked up a** foul s**t of nicki to disrespect Aaliyah in a way that's inhuman and disgusting! @NICKIMINAJ u brick booty b***h!" Similarly, another snarked, "You're a f**king disgrace. Say one mo Muthaf**king thing about Aaliyah!! Anybody that passed for that matter!!"
This is definitely not a good situation for Nicki as she's gearing up to release new album soon. She has been working hard in the studio to prepare an epic follow-up to her last album "The Pinkprint", which arrived in 2014.
She recently said of the upcoming effort, "I've made it my business with this album to not even put a date or a deadline on it. I can't say if I'm 50 percent, 80 percent or 10 percent done, because I don't know. Tomorrow, I might walk into the studio and decide that I don't like anything I've done in the last six months. Or, tomorrow I might walk in and feel like the whole album is done. There's so much beauty in not knowing. I just want to go in the studio and create like I used to, before there were any expectations."