August 18, 2022

Nicki Minaj didn’t mince phrases about former collaborator Kanye West throughout her headlining set on the 2022 Essence Music Competition on Friday, July 1st.

The diss in query got here partway by way of the rapper’s set, when her DJ cued up her visitor verse from Ye’s star-studded smash “Monster” off 2010’s My Lovely Darkish Twisted Fantasy. (The observe is basically credited for launching Minaj into hip-hop stardom).

“A monster although! A monster although! However we don’t fuck with clowns,” she mentioned, teasing the observe earlier than placing down her proverbial monster Giuseppe heel down and stopping the present altogether to as an alternative give a shout-out to host metropolis New Orleans.

It’s not precisely clear what led to Minaj’s snipe, however she beforehand expressed dissatisfaction over West’s choice to shelf their 2019 collaboration “New Physique.” West additionally lately popped up on “Scorching Shit,” the brand new single from Minaj’s longtime rival, Cardi B.

Again in April, Minaj joined James Corden for the primary rendition of “Carpool Karaoke” on The Late Late Present with James Corden because the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Subsequent, she’s set to headline Rolling Loud New York in September alongside Future and A$AP Rocky, whereas Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Child, Pusha T, and 21 Savage are additionally on the pageant’s lineup.

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