Nicki Minaj says female rappers are being paid by Record Labels to “diss her in songs”
The NY, Queens-emcee claims ‘female rappers’ gets paid by labels for ’Nicki diss tweets‘
Nicki Minaj seemingly Exposes the music Industry
Nicki Minaj says record labels pay for online hate on Live with Rah Ali.
According to Nicki Minaj, she believes other female rappers’ labels and management companies pay for “diss tweets” to diss her, all for clout.
On Tuesday (March 7), the “Super Freaky Girl” rapper and Rah Ali hosted a virtual listening event for Nicki's new song "Red Ruby Da Sleeze" on the Stationhead app. While speaking with Rah Ali,” Nicki voiced her thoughts on the state of hip-hop and the “microwaveability” of today’s artists
“As you rap and you write, you get better. And you get better every day,” said Nicki. “But I think the thing is now, because of the…microwaveability of TikTok artists getting deals and Instagram people getting likes or Twitter people…girls’ labels and management companies paying for viral tweets and paying for Nicki diss tweets and all that.”
“Labels and management companies paying for viral tweets and paying for Nicki diss tweets. So now it’s kind of like, if I don’t remind them that we’re actually here to rap, who will?” she explained. Afterward, the Trinidadian artist said she doesn’t want to hear her name in the same breath as the other rappers. “Don’t ever put me in the same motherf*cking sentence, you know,” she ranted. “Don’t use my name.”
It’s unclear if Nicki was referring to anyone in particular. She and Latto got into a heated exchange on Twitter last year following the Grammys’ controversial decision to remove “Super Freaky Girl” from the rap category.
Elsewhere during her conversation with Rah Ali, Minaj revealed that “Red Ruby Da Sleeze” is not the official single for her upcoming album, which will be the follow-up to 2018's Queen.
“Red Ruby [Da Sleeze],' I dropped is as a itty-bitty just something,” Nicki added. “‘Cause I know it's gon’ go off on tour, it's gon’ go off on y'all. It's just rapping. But the album, obviously, I have to drop my official single for the album. Red Ruby's not the official single for the album.”