Nicki Minaj went ballistic after a female rapper on Jermaine Dupri’s show shaded her.
Nicki Minaj has been in defense mode for some time now and has no problem calling out anyone who dares to drag her name on any platform. Coining herself as “the bad guy” for the last few years, the self-proclaimed Queen of rap has been vocal about the music industry forming a “Nicki hate train” and trying to tarnish her legacy. That claim was supported by a clip from Jermaine Dupri’s reality hip-hop competition show “The Rap Game,” where the young female contestants were deterred from saying Nicki Minaj influenced their careers, and the “Megatron” rapper was not here for any of it.
Nicki posted the clip to her Instagram page Thursday, and in it, you see a woman ask the girl contestants what rappers they look up to. “If you want to be in this industry, unfortunately, you don’t have that many examples you can look up to. Because I wouldn’t say Nicki would be your example,” she said. “Or you tell me if she’s your example because I got a question after that if you tell me that’s who you’re looking up to.”
In a separate clip, Jermaine Dupri revealed that one of the contestants, Ricci Bitti, initially said that she idolized Nicki Minaj but later switched her answer to say she looked up to Queen Latifah after the woman made that seem like a bad choice.
Nicki had a few choice words for the woman who asked the question, and the young woman who was afraid to say her name. “Look @ the hate & bitterness on this BLACK woman’s face when someone says their influence is the most dominating female rapper of the last decade chile,” she said in her caption. ALL OF YOU GIRLS DO THIS. SO SAD. Even male artists gotta pretend in interviews now chile. LMFAO. If you’re this weak minded you won’t last in this game anyway. This is what’s going on behind the scenes @ award shows, radio shows, etc. They gotta say they was influenced by ppl who was rappin b4 they was born chile. Anything but those 10 little letters on a big sign. N I C K I M I N A J”
In the episode clip, legendary producer Jermaine Dupri agreed that it was a bad look for Ricci to switch up her answer, and pointed out that she told Teyana Taylor in a previous interview that she indeed looked up to Nicki Minaj.