‘Bogus platform’: Nicki Minaj slams YouTube for age-restricting her new music video but fans have her back
After imposing an age restriction on her 'Likkle Miss Remix' music video with Skeng, Nicki Minaj criticized YouTube on Monday, September 26. The infringement warned 39-year-old rapper Nicki Minaj that her material "may not be suitable for viewers under the age of 18" and that individuals who aren't signed onto the site, are under 18, or have Restricted Mode enabled won't be able to see the video.
In retaliation to YouTube's restrictions, Nicki posted a reply on Instagram via a post that was deleted by the superstar. “Imagine this. They restricted my f**king video but have things a million f**king times worse on their BOGUS FKNG PLATFORM,” the rapper wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post under a screenshot of the YouTube community guidelines violation notice.
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“This is what they do to keep you from winning while doing ads for other ppl and posting FAKE FKNG STATS. Because the same ppl who run YouTube are in bed with a certain record label and mngmnt company.” “This was done to stop us from getting a lot of views in the first 24 hours. The DUDS at my label allow ppl to use my videos all the time to promote weak s**t but said we can’t buy promo for my videos.” “It’s time y’all tell ppl that you’re in bed with a whole record label & mngmnt company!!!!! How long have yall been playing the numbers game to lie & pretend ppl r doing ‘good’ when they r not?!?!!,” Minaj wrote in the second post with the same screenshot, this time tagging YouTube’s official Instagram account. “How much ad space did these duds purchase to be promoted on my channel in the last 5 years?!??!!!!”
#LikkleMissRemixVIDEO pic.twitter.com/IoAVW0HLSo— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 26, 2022
With the release of 'Queen Radio: Volume 1' in August, Minaj included her remix of Skeng's 'Likkle Miss' among its 28 greatest hits tracks. The song video by Minaj and Skeng debuted on YouTube on September 25. It received almost 800,000 views on the first day despite the age limit, to which Minaj replied on Twitter: "F**K THEM DUDS. THEY CANT GIVE US BACK OUR FIRST 24 HOURS CAN THEY?!?!!! SO MISSION ACCOMPLISHED."
In response to Nicki’s tweet with the image of YouTube’s infringement letter, fans have supported their star singer with some comforting tweets of their own one user wrote: “the visuals aren’t even bad, this is borderline racist, especially since it’s a Caribbean style video. they don’t like to see the culture prosper.”
Another one added: “They hate to see you win”
One reply read: “@YouTube I think you’ve made a mistake. The video is not any more explicit than other music videos that are not age restricted.”
Another took a dig at the platform saying, “@YouTube little advice, don't play with Minaj & the Barbz, we've been through alot of these things and we still managed to make her songs reach top 1.”
One user-supported Nicki by stating: “@YouTube but you got WAP up that wasn’t a problem in till NICKIMINAJ want to do her OWN THING YOUTUBE YOU GET A BAD REVIEW”
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