Nicki Minaj Claims 'I Am Harriet Tubman,' Twitter Collectively Asks 'You Good?'
Harriet BEEN Tubman. You, Nicki? Are not.
Move over Kanye West: Nicki Minaj's tweets now have everyone talking. And also wondering, "Girl, are you okay?"
Minaj's dissatisfaction with her new album Queen's No. 2 Billboard ranking (rapper Travis Scott scored the top spot) had her going off in a series of tweets. She also expressed frustration with how Spotify handled her album's rollout. Minaj even threw Scott's baby daughter Stormi into the bucket of blame.
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Spotify put drake’s face on every playlist but told me they’d have to teach me a lesson for playing my music 10 mins early on #QueenRadio. Even tho they’ve been giving away my music for free for years & I am one of the top Spotify artists of all time.— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) August 19, 2018
Spotify had to teach me a lesson but rewarded the man who has had an Apple radio show the longest; inadvertently helping the Apple platform the most. Oh I can’t wait for #QueenRadio on Tuesday. They took away my promotion they had promised for the 1st cpl days b/c of this. #Queen— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) August 19, 2018
Travis sold over 50K of these. With no requirement of redeeming the album! With no dates for a tour, etc. I spoke to him. He knows he doesn’t have the #1 album this week. I love my fans for the #1 album in AMERICA! I’ll explain on #QueenRadio 4 albums in, #1 in 86 countries ♥️ pic.twitter.com/CiYEuczgm3— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) August 19, 2018
Along with her fury, Minaj then decided to compare herself to the late great Harriet Tubman, linking herself to iconic revolutionary.
All the QUEENS I remember, SHOOK SHIT UP!!!!!!!! Queen of the week may go to HARRIET TUBMAN!!!!!! Had she just sat there & ate her rice, you niggaz history would’ve been a lot less triumphant. 🦄— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) August 20, 2018
"Queen of the week may go to HARRIET TUBMAN!!!!!!" tweeted Minaj who applauded the historic legend as well as those who "shook s**t" up." The rapper included herself in that category and added, "Had [Tubman] just sat there & ate her rice, you n****z history would’ve been a lot less triumphant."
Sat there and ate her what, sis?!
Harriet Tubman quickly started trending on Twitter, and not because of that $20 bill everyone is waiting for.
nicki said "Ayo, I been north" on chun-li so real fans get that harriet tubman reference.— Desus Nice (@desusnice) August 20, 2018
Lmao I thought Harriet Tubman was trending because we finally getting her on the 20$ bill but it’s because Nicki Minaj compared herself to Harriet Tubman. pic.twitter.com/Pz3z8TyAus— Finessa Queen👑 (@KyraPete) August 20, 2018
READ YOUR LYRICS TO HARRIET TUBMAN— RESPICT (@cerinaa_x2) August 20, 2018
GO AHEAD NOW
Nicki: 🎶 Bitch, it's King Kong, yes, I'm King Kong
This is King Kong? Yes, Miss King Kong… 🎶
HOLD IT RIGHT THERE DO YOU THINK HARRIET WAS WORRY ABOUT BEING MISS KING KONG WHILE FREEING THE SLAVES pic.twitter.com/Z3rvwRF35O
Y’all I had no idea Harriet Tubman was now trending. I said what I said. 😂😂😂😂😂 #QueenRadio will honor her tmrw. She said she could’ve rescued more slaves had they known they were slaves. I fought for streaming services to count toward billboard when alotta niggz stayed quiet— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) August 20, 2018
Naturally, folks started wondering what was wrong with Nicki Minaj because of the sheer ridiculousness of those tweets, especially after she doubled-down.
So Nicki Minaj blamed a baby, Travis, Apple, Kylie, Safaree, Spotify, me, you and your auntie for not debuting at #1 and NOW she's comparing herself to Harriet Tubman????? pic.twitter.com/DFn3gWhmEI— Androgynous Fog. (@VigorousMental) August 20, 2018
Serious question, what is wrong with Nicki Minaj?— Caden (@cadenxveeren15) August 21, 2018
... is nicki minaj okay???? genuinely concerned...— 💀 MF GLOOM 💀 (@chemtrailcutie) August 20, 2018
Nicki Minaj been having a 2 week mental breakdown— 🌹TayMasterChef (@TayMasterChef) August 19, 2018
“I am the new Harriet Tubman,” Minaj said. When asked if she thought it was too far given Tubman’s slavery connections, Minaj repeated, “No, no, I am Harriet Tubman. Leave me alone.”
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