AceShowbiz - Nicki Minaj is speaking out. The Trinidadian hip-hop artist appears to clap back at Cardi B fans' claim that she Photoshopped her recent social media photos to enhance her appearance.
The "Super Freaky Girl" hitmaker appeared to respond to the Photoshop claims on Twitter, bringing up her lyrical and commercial prowess to silence her critics. "Photoshop them bars," she wrote on Thursday, March 16, before adding, "Photoshop them sales."
Her second tweet mentioned a report that her "Queen Radio: Volume 1" compilation had spent 25 weeks on the Billboard 200, extending its run as the longest-charting female rap album released in 2022.
The Queens native then fired off another ferocious tweet aimed at her naysayers, dismissing the notion that she's over the hill simply because she's now in her 40s. "2023 not the year to play wit ONIKA TANYA MARAJ PETTY RED RUBY DA MF SLEEZE CHUN-Li NICKI MINAJ NICKI DA NINJA NICK DA HARAJUKU BARBIE," she snarled. "40. Yup. 40's wit 30 clips. FN's wit da switch."
The latest spat between the Barbz and the Bardi Gang played out on social media on Wednesday, March 15 after Nicki shared a teaser video for her new song "Red Ruby Da Sleeze" forthcoming music video.
The sexy 20-second clip found the Young Money Queen flaunting her curvaceous figure in a black swimsuit while overlooking the ocean from the balcony of a luxury pad. While the video was met with excitement among Nicki's die-hard disciples, Cardi fans poked holes in the footage and claimed the Harajuku Barbie had used Photoshop to edit her figure and make her waist appear smaller.
"I know this lady's editing team is sick of her," read one viral tweet that contained screenshots from the video, while another user wrote, "The Photoshop is so Nasty." However, many of Nicki's fans contested the images and claimed that the screenshots themselves had been edited.
"The fact that bardi gang literally takes time out of their day to photoshop nicki looking SKINNIER just so they can drag her is BEYOND pathetic lmaooo," one person clapped back. "It's giving obsessed, unemployed and obese sitting behind a keyboard like you guys are so embarrassing hahahahaha."
As for "Red Ruby Da Sleeze", its music video is expected to debut later this month following the single's release on March 3. The track samples Lumidee's 2003 hit "Never Leave You (Uh Oooh)".
While Cardi remains Nicki's fiercest rival, some fans believe Nicki threw subliminal shots at Megan Thee Stallion on the song. "700 on 'em horses when we fixin' to leave/ But I don't f**k with horses since Christopher Reeve."