Nicki has commenced a conversation about the domination of white artists on the iTunes rap charts.
The “No Frauds” rapper has never shied away from speaking her mind when it comes to her music or issues she has with the industry.
Recently, Nicki Minaj found herself at the centre of a controversy when she voiced her thoughts about the hip-hop scene in the US and the dominance of the white rappers on the music charts.
“It’s a great time to be a white rapper in America huh?” she wrote alongside a screencap of the top ten tracks.
Based on the chart, seven of the ten songs are performed by white artists including Eminem, Post Malone, Macklemore, G-Eazy, and Machine Gun Kelly.
Fans taking offence with Minaj’s post, not only accused the singer of indulging in the blame game but also slammed her as “racist”.
The Trinidadian-born rapper had shared a screen-shot of the iTunes chart – showing Eminem, Post Malone and others in the top 10 list – which sparked the outrage.
There was enough discussion for Nicki to clarify her views with a number of edits to her post.
“S/O Em & Post. Two of my faves. Congrats to Em on his new album,” she added to her caption.
She then responded directly to users who opposed her post.
“Blocking all u sensitive dick riders. It IS a great time to be a white rapper in America,” she said.
“I wanna sign one for my new label. U know anyone? I spk my mthafkn mind n if u don’t like it gtfo my page dick rida! Y’all can never wait to ride the Queen dick! Sensitive ass ig thugs. Gtfoh.”
In a next post, she pointed to a clip of J. Cole speaking about his song “Fire Squad,” which addressed the topic of increased white presence in black art in 2014.
“I went to the iTunes Jazz page and I was like, ‘Oh!’ It hit me,” he says in the interview.
“The entire page of iTunes Jazz is 99.7% white people… Jazz is a black form of music in its origins. And not only is it a black form of music, it was the hip-hop of its day. It was that much of a rebellious music.”
Nicki shared further thoughts on the outrage her post had inspired after instructing heated fans to “be mad at this too.”
“Whenever a black woman speaks on ANYTHING she’s labeled as “mad” “angry” “bitter,” she wrote in her caption.
“I’m on 4 songs on the Billboard Hot 100. I’m blessed & highly favored thx to my amazing fans. But I’ll spk on whatever the fuck I want to whenever the fuck I want to. I love being a smart successful woman. It’s never been cool or funny to be illiterate or uninterested in your own industry & how it works.”
Nicki has since deleted all of her posts.