Nicki Minaj has never shied away from speaking her mind when it comes to her music or issues she has with the industry. Recently, the Anaconda rapper 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.
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.
Going all sarcastic, alongside the post, Minaj even wrote, "It's a great time to be a white rapper in America huh?" Other artists, who made it to the coveted iTunes Top 10 were Macklemore, G-Eazy, Machine Gun Kelly and Minaj herself (MotorSport).
While the debate over rappers is not entirely new, the Bang Bang hitmaker's recent post, which has since been deleted, didn't go down well with many of the music lovers.
"So only because you are black you can be rapper?? This is so RACIST from Nicki Minaj. Nicki you are 'sometimes' huge idiot," a Twitter user called out the singer. As another slammed, writing, "@NICKIMINAJ don't like to be called a female rapper but she made a reference about white rappers."
Not the one to keep quiet, Minaj shot back with yet another post, this time sharing a wordy message along with a video of J Cole talking about the shift in the race in the hip-hop culture.
A shot of the post shared by popular fan page The Shade Room even noted the singer launching on a rant about fan scrutiny.
"Whenever a black woman speaks on ANYTHING she's labelled 'mad', 'angry' and 'bitter'," she wrote adding, "I'm blessed and highly favoured, thanks to my amazing fans. But I'll speak on whatever the f**k I want to, whenever the f**k 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 and how it works."
Although both the posts have been taken down, social media is currently buzzing over Minaj's controversial remarks.