MUSIC fans have slammed Nicki Minaj after the rapper claimed she was being bullied in a now-deleted TikTok comment amid Jesy Nelson’s blackfishing row.
The American rapper, 38, shocked her followers after she branded Jesy’s former Little Mix bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock a “clown” and claimed she was bullying Jesy because she was jealous of her solo success.
Nicki and Jesy appeared in a live stream together earlier this week to address the blackfishing – the practice of a non-black person trying to appear black – backlash.
In light of the furore, a TikTok user @pablothedon commented on the Superbass hitmaker’s take on the feud and showed her support for Leigh-Anne.
The creator shared: “Hi my name is Pablo and let me tell y’all something you can do with this information what you will.
“You will never ever catch me on Beyoncé’s internet airing out a black woman in defense of a white woman when the topic of conversation is blackfishing and how racist that is”.
Not impressed with the criticism, Nicki wrote in a now-deleted comment under the video: “Yall love using these trigger words to get ppl bullied & to have ppl drag me.
“You were probably bullied a lot too. You make vids in your bedroom” (sic).
In light of the rapper’s response, TikTok user, @hennyondatok, called out Nicki behaviour towards creator Pablo and her defense of Jesy.
The creator said in their video: “How you getting bullied at 38-years-old with 40+ million followers across all social media? Bullied?
“And the irony of you making fun of someone making TikTok content from their bedroom when you live on IG live stuck up in that mansion because you and your family won’t get vaccinated” – in reference to the rapper choosing not to get vaccinated amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
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The fallout comes after influencer No Hun posted a series of private messages allegedly sent by the new mum Leigh-Anne that asked him to “do a video about [Jesy] being a Blackfish”.
The Sun also reported that Leigh-Anne had warned her about blackfishing prior to the video.
During their livestream, Jesy giggled while Nicki, who raps on Boyz, slammed Leigh-Anne over the “leaked messages”.
After the stream had ended, Nicki wrote on Instagram: “Ayo Jesy!! We got all Leigh jelly btchs akkin all messy #Boyzoutnow.”
Soon after she swapped Leigh’s name for the word ‘these’ but the original comment had already been seen thousands of times.
The superstar added: “Don’t call things out when they benefit your personal vendetta to ppl. Call them out immediately once you see it chile. Don’t wait a decade after you’ve made millions with the person.”
She also tweeted: “JeLeigh btchs actin real messy. ~ if you know someone has been suicidal from bullying in the past, why try to get a bunch of ppl to bully them again about smthng else, on an even bigger scale?
“Shame on you— that’s rlly sad. You don’t know what ppl can deal with. Mental Health (sic).”
Little Mix followers were left furious over the comments and took to Twitter to slam Nicki and accuse her of targeting Leigh-Anne.
One person wrote: “Nicki minaj is really sitting here bullying Leigh Anne and sending her fans to join in and for what??? Things you don’t even know are true.. ur obsessed hun.”
A second added: “How you going to dedicate an entire day to bullying leigh knowing full well her experience of racism for the past decade AND THEN COME OUT WITH MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS?????? make it make sense.”
While a third ranted: “And what about Leigh’s mental health? What do you think you’re doing rn is?
“Stop talking about mental health when you’re clearly bullying someone online without even knowing the whole story. You’re just embarrassing.”
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