Nicki Minaj slammed for 'bullying' a Leigh-Anne fan in now-deleted TikTok comment
Nicki Minaj has no plans of letting the situation involving her and Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock cool down. In a now-deleted comment on TikTok, she blasted one of Leigh-Anne's fans calling them a "bully". For the uninitiated, Leigh-Anne reportedly accused former bandmate Jesy Nelson of 'blackfishing', a term used to describe a White person trying to appear to have Black roots in leaked messages which were made public by UK influencer NoHun on TikTok. Jesy Nelson's ethnicity has been discussed widely this year after a biased article highlighted accused her of using darker makeup. A sizable number of Twitter users went into a frenzy after discovering for the first time that Nelson was a White woman while some came to her support saying singers like Ariana Grande have been 'blackfishing' since 2014 with no backlash whatsoever.
NoHun shared a screengrab of Leigh-Anne allegedly calling Nelson a "horrible person" in his DMS and that she had blocked all of her former bandmates, contrary to reports that they had unfollowed her. The credibility of the screengrab is yet to be verified, however, it didn't take long for Leigh Anne and Nelson's fans to engage in a war of words on Twitter while defending their respective idols. Things got heated to another level after Nicki Minaj chose to side with Nelson with who she collaborated on the track 'Boyz'.
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"If you want a solo career baby girl, just say that. You can go out and put [out] your own music. We’re gonna support you and love you, that’s it. You don’t have to attack someone else. If that’s how you felt, why were you kiki-ing with her and being in the videos with her for 10 years? Now all of a sudden she’s not in a video with you and you have some negative evil thing to do and say? Stop!" Nicki said in an Instagram live video, taking an indirect potshot at Leigh Anne.
Nicki Minaj calls a Leigh-Anne fan out for being 'bully'
TikTok user @pablothedon commented on Minaj's views on this messy situation that the former Little Mix bandmates have found themselves in. The TikToker who is siding with Leigh-Anne commented, "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".
Nicki responded to the criticism writing, "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," which is being viewed as a personal attack on the creator and social media users are calling the rapper out for being a bully herself. The said comment has since then been taken down.
'Saying don't bully people while bullying someone is hypocrisy'
"Saying don't bully people while bullying someone is called being a hypocrite point blank period. There's no justification for that ever. You don't need to tear someone down to build up someone else. Nicki should've let Jesy fight her own battles cause now she's consequenceless," a fan tweeted. "Jesy blackfishn is worse than what Nicki could comprehend. Not only has Jesy ignored warnings about it she has never supported any black movement to this day. Not even blm2020 & didn't support Leigh's documentary about race & colorism. Nicki shoulda kept out of it bcz she's getting the hate," a second tweeted. "For Nicki to say that people holding Jesy accountable for blackfishing are being bullies sent by Leigh who was silent is wrong period. And for her to say the outrage is just because she went solo & it never happened before was also wrong cause it had. Hold her accountable," a third wrote.
5Saying don't bully people while bullying someone is called being a hypocrite point blank period.Theres no justification for that ever.— kondi (@Mindsoverheart) October 14, 2021
6You don't need to tear someone down to build up someone else.
7Nicki should've let jesy fight her own battles cause now she's consequenceless.
jesy blackfishn is worse than what Nicki could comprehend.Not only has jesy ignored warnings about it she has never supported any black movement to this day.Not even blm2020 & didn't support leigh' doc about race & colorism.Nicki shoulda kept out of it bcz she's getting the hate.— kondi (@Mindsoverheart) October 14, 2021
For Nicki to say that people holding jesy accountable for blackfishing are being bullies sent by leigh who was silent is wrong period. And for her to say the outrage is just because she went solo & it never happened before was also wrong cause it had. Hold her accountable.— kondi (@Mindsoverheart) October 13, 2021