Nicki Minaj is undoubtedly one of the most popular female rappers in the Hip-Hop world. She has also broken quite a few records in her decade-long career. She also broke google searches after dropping a set of photos recently while wearing pink crocs.
Nicki Minaj recently dropped a re-upload of her beloved Beam Me Up Scotty mixtape featuring three songs. One of the songs called Fractions showed off her lyrical prowess that made fans love her in the first place. However, it seems one of the lines in the song has drawn a lot of criticism from fans, as some fans believe it referenced Minaj’s husband Kenneth Petty’s sexual assault accuser.
For those who don’t know, Kenneth Petty is due to stand trial on federal charges of failing to register as a sex offender when he moved from New York to California in 2019. The charges are from a 1995 incident when Petty and his victim were both 16.
Petty was convicted of one count of attempted rape in the first degree, assault in the second degree, unlawful imprisonment in the second degree, and criminal possession of a weapon. He also pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in 2006 and was released from prison in 2013 and would marry Nicki Minaj in 2019.
After a brief intro on the song, Minaj raps, “Ayo, I’m the one who run the city where they armed and vicious / Accusations on them blogs and they all fictitious.” This has led to a lot of backlash from fans who took to Twitter and blasted Minaj.
“On*k* is smart. She did a nostalgia release to push past the fact that she literally has a bar in a new track implying that her husbands survivor is lying on her and folks will eat it up. Y’all can’t even say she didn’t say it either. She literally said ‘accusations on them blogs and they all fictitious.’”
This is certainly a pressing issue and it is understandable why so many fans were angry at the lyric. Nicki Minaj has yet to address the backlash meted against her and it is unlikely she will at this point in time.