Nicki Minaj fans have a lot of power in rap music, because they are incredibly vocal and there are a lot of the Barbz out there to make their voices heard. This can cause an issue with other artists, especially if a beef ensues.

Almost every major artist has their loyal fans. Rihanna has her Navy, Beyonce has the BeyHive, Mean Thee Stallion has Hotties, Mariah Carey has her Lambs, Justin Biebier still has Beliebers, Lada Gaga loves her Little Monster, but Nicki Majiaj’s Barbz might be the most passionate out of them all.

Bobby Lytes is rapper Trina’s cousin and a star on Love & Hip Hop Miami. He recently dropped a long Instagram story directed at Nicki Minaj’s fans, accusing them of causing division with female rappers.

DEAR BARBZ. I PROMISE YOU, IT’S OK Y’ALL CAN LET THAT OLD BEEF GO. I CAN GUARANTEE YOU NEITHER ONE OF THOSE LADIES DO NOT CARE ABOUT THAT OLD BEEF ANYMORE. THEY HAVE STARTED BEAUTIFUL FAMILIES, THEY ARE HUMAN AND PEOPLE DO MOVE ON. I SWEAR Y’ALL ARE THE ONES KEEPING UP THIS FAKE AND DUMB NARRATIVE. WHY CAN’T Y’ALL OUST BE HAPPY AND KEEP BEING THE AMAZING FANS YOU STARTED OUT TO BE. STOP SPREADING THE HATE, AND THAT WAS MY MESSAGE FROM THE BEGINNING, IT’S ALWAYS BEEN DIRECTED TO THE BARBZ. THE MILITIA THAT HAS FORMED TO LITERALLY TURN FEMALE RAP ARTIST AGAINST EACH OTHER. IS THAT WHAT YOUR QUEEN REALLY WANTS? NO SHE DUST NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT. I’M TIRED OF BEING HARASSED IF I SHOW LOVE TO ANOTHER FEMALE RAPPER, I’M A FAN OF ALL FEMALE RAP RESPECTFULLY.

This response was heard and discussed in a big way over social media. There are other fan bases out there who will start beef with artists in defense of the one they stan for, but the Barbz might be in another league. It looks like this debate will continue to be waged for quite some time to come.

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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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