Posting on Instagram a clip of J. Cole commenting on white musicians who infiltrate various music genres, the female emcee claims that a black woman will always be labeled as mad, angry and bitter.
"It's a great time to be a white rapper in America, huh?" Nicki wrote in the caption of her now-deleted post. "These are the top 10 rap songs on US iTunes. S/O to Em and Post. Two of my faves. Congrats to Em on his new album. #Motorsport put dat thing in sport."
Nicki Minaj speaks on white rappers dominating the charts pic.twitter.com/zb8lUX13il— DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) 17 Desember 2017
The post immediately sparked debate on social media. While many fans supported Nicki's decision to call attention to the white rappers, some others criticized her for singling out white rappers. A Twitter user took to her/his account to accuse the female emcee of racism. "So only because you are black you can be rapper?? This is so RACIST from Nicki Minaj. Nicki you are 'sometimes' huge idiot," so the user wrote.
So only because you are black you can be rapper ?? This is so RACIST from Nicki Minaj. Nicki you are "sometimes" huge idiot.— Lady Gaga Child (@GagaChild) 17 Desember 2017
Another user wrote, "Nicki Minaj gets salty about white when she herself bleaches her skin." One other similarly posted, "@NICKIMINAJ don't like to be called a female rapper but she made a reference about white rappers."
nicki minaj gets salty about anything white when she herself bleaches her skin— Dick Rat (@perfectdelusion) 17 Desember 2017
@NICKIMINAJ don't like to be called a female rapper but she made a reference about white rappers 🤣🤣🤣🤣— ty (@tyfromthechi) 17 Desember 2017
The reaction was intense enough that Nicki had to respond by updating the caption of her post, throwing shades at people who criticized her. "Blocking all u sensitive d**k riders. It IS a great time to be a white rapper in America," she wrote. "I wanna sign one for my new label. U know anyone? I speak my mothaf***in mind and if u don't like it gtfo my page d**k rida!"
Nicki followed it up by posting a now-deleted clip of J. Cole commenting on white musicians who infiltrate various music genres. "Be mad at this too," Nicki captioned the clip. "I work in the music business. Therefore, I post on new developments in the music industry. Whenever a black women speaks on ANYTHING she's labeled as 'mad,' 'angry,' and 'bitter.' "