During a Stationhead listening event for her single “Red Ruby Da Sleeze,” Nicki Minaj asserted that there is a concerted effort to bring about her downfall and that record labels and management firms are compensating female rappers to criticize her in order to gain attention.
Additionally, Nicki discussed her views on the contemporary music industry and the quick rise to fame of current 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… microwave ability 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.”
As she prepares to establish her own record label, Nicki is of the opinion that the skill of crafting lyrics has vanished, and that it’s unjust to equate her with artists who don’t pen their own verses.
“It’s kind of like if I don’t remind them that we’re actually here to rap, who will?” And then, on top of that, don’t ever put me in the same muthafu**in’ sentence. Don’t use my name for any examples. You have to write your verses, period. And I say that with love because I think that now maybe people are feeling pressure of having to, I don’t know, do things so fast.”
It’s uncertain if Nicki was alluding to a specific individual. However, after the Grammys’ contentious ruling to disqualify “Super Freaky Girl” from the rap category, she engaged in a heated altercation with Latto on Twitter last year.