In the ratchet world, which we may refer to as the "celebridome," one statement seems to always hold true: be as subliminal as possible to save face. Although it seems it never quite holds up, we can all agree that celebrities are the real wizards of taking subliminal shots at one another. Just ask Nicki Minaj.
The 34-year-old raptress (rapper/actress) and self-proclaimed Leader of the Barbz stands a mere 5'2", but her small stature has never gotten in the way of her igniting some of the most epic celebrity beefs to date.
Most of us can think back to the 2015 VMAs, when Minaj abruptly confronted controversial singer and actress Miley Cyrus about disparaging comments she made about Minaj to a reporter days earlier. After accepting her award for Best Hip Hop Video, she abruptly addressed Cyrus by asking the unforgettable question: "Miley, what's good?" Minaj, later, explained this outburst was a result of people needing to understand what affects African American culture.
Now, a year later, Minaj is caught in the midst of yet another feud -- this time with fellow rapper Azealia Banks. Banks -- who is also no stranger to confrontations -- was taken aback when posts surfaced via Twitter referencing apparent shade thrown her way in Minaj's new mobile game. In the game, a virtual character "Fan2Sea" releases her album, after which Minaj asks game users: "Have you listened to Fan2Sea's album? It's like what a mermaid would sound like ... sort of like a really loud, obnoxious screech that goes on for hours."
How do we know she is referring to Banks, you ask? Well, in 2012 the New York-born rapper released a mix tape entitled Fantasea where a mermaid was featured as the cover art. Hmmm ... does that sound like just a coincidence to you?
To no one's dismay, Banks responded in a lengthy online post by telling Minaj to "slim down a bit ... Stop calling yourself the Queen of Rap."
She, later, goes on to reveal she has had a miscarriage and would like the support of her fans...
"Has anyone else had this same experience who cares to share some words of wisdom or words of anything regarding this topic?"
If this statement is true, it is unfortunate, but one would think, between all the million dollar endorsements, world tours and super fans stalking their lives 24/7, they would have a little less time on their hands. Apparently not!