The article’s scathing criticism comes just after Minaj’s feature on Tekashi 6ix9ine‘s single FEFE. And damn, Forbes did NOT hold back!!
The piece opens by reminding readers that The Pinkprint rapper really needs a win with this new album, especially now that rappers like Cardi B have infiltrated the female rap game that she once dominated. Forbes also notes that Nicki’s recent collabs, like her single Bed with Ariana Grande, failed to do numbers.
But the Forbes writer really goes for the jugular when he calls out Nicki’s hypocrisy here:
“The only possible explanation for the existence of ‘FEFE’ is that Minaj, now 35, made a shameless attempt to stay relevant. Based on early numbers, it seems to be working: The song sits at No. 2 on Spotify’s United States Top 50 chart and is expected to debut in the Top 10 of the Hot 100, and the video has accumulated more than 30 million views since Sunday. But it’s embarrassing and revolting to watch Minaj squander her talents alongside a one-note rapper who pled guilty to the use of a child in a sexual performance. The Minaj gallivanting alongside a life-size Skittle with face tattoos in the “FEFE” video is a far cry from the Minaj who tweeted in 2012 that ‘people who abuse children should be stoned to death in public.'”
We mean, not going to lie here…but he kind of has a point. We can only wonder what her Barbz fans are thinking about this!
The article ends with:
“Minaj’s Queen rollout reeks of desperation and hypocrisy, and her recent output isn’t nearly good enough to distract from her actions, let alone justify them. If she doesn’t chart a corrective course of action soon, she may release Queen only to find her crown still missing.”
Hmm…are U guys excited for Queen? Or are we canceling Nicki for this move altogether? Let us know in the comments (below)!
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