Sophie had an easier choice
Nicki Minaj is forcing fans to choose. After the rapper discovered a photoshopped image of her head on a pregnant woman’s body, she asked her fans if they’d rather have a new album or a baby. There’s only so many hours in Minaj’s day.
“Y’all want the album or the baby?” she wrote on Twitter. “Cuz ch- y’all ain’t bout to get both.”
Nicki then spent the rest of the day responding to fans who picked sides and picked at the rapper.
First off, we had fans who were 100% Team Album.
“The baby can wait,” wrote @lucanovello_, earning a retweet from Minaj. “We been waiting for this album TOO long.
Others wondered why Nicki couldn’t do both.
“Don’t give us any ultimatums, sis! If Beyonce can multitask….so can the best rapper alive! PeriodT!!!” wrote one ecstatic fan named @HoneyGuwop.
Nicki shot that one down quick.
“Btch I’m not waddling across nobody stage talking bout feelin myself I’m feelin myself I’m feelin my feelin my….” she said
Other fans had jokes for Minaj, who hasn’t released a new album since 2014’s The Pinkprint
“Well, technically the album is gonna be your musical baby but I see you’re still not even pregnant with that yet,” wrote @HereForMinaj over a gif of Kim Kardashian rolling her eyes.
This snark got under Nicki’s skin.
“Oh chile u know whet? Who wanna catch the fade? Y’all not bout to do this on the Lord’s day,” she said. “Knock my fans right out today.”
Shaping The Narrative
Nicki’s dating rumors have been one of the few mostly positive stories to come out of Minaj’s camp in recent months. As the one-time queen of rap heads toward a new album, she’s beset on all sides by controversies and other stars gunning to take her place.
On a personal front, her brother was just convicted of repeatedly sexually abusing his former stepdaughter. On the career front, she’s fending off challenges from a reinvigorated Remy Ma and the ascendant Cardi B. Given that Safaree is out in the world telling everybody their business, it’s no wonder that Nicki might want to spin the conversation toward something a little more positive.
She’s been connected to Nas over a series of social media posts and videos of herself and the star getting friendly. She further fueled that particular fire when she answered a question about their rumored budding relationship on Ellen.
“He is the king of Queens, and I like to think I’m the queen of Queens,” she said. “He’s a rap legend. Let’s just say that I have a lot of respect for him, and, you know, he’s kind of cute, too.”
She then added, “I go to him ’cause…I don’t know. I just thought him coming to me was too forward.”
See The Tweet
She later posted a photo of herself with Nas with the caption “Only Kings recognize Queens.” This could be a nod toward their relationship or a pun on the fact that both rappers hail from Queens (or both).
Check out Nicki’s fire-starting tweet up top. What do you think? Is this all the confirmation we need that Nasir and Onika are picking out a color for the nursery? Where do you side on the album versus baby debate? And will The Pinkprint’s follow-up be enough to ward off the rappers nipping at her heels?
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