Nicki Minaj compared herself to Harriet Tubman, and it's caused a stir.
All the QUEENS I remember, SHOOK SHIT UP!!!!!!!! Queen of the week may go to HARRIET TUBMAN!!!!!! Had she just sat there & ate her rice, you niggaz history would’ve been a lot less triumphant. 🦄— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) August 20, 2018
After her tweet received a good amount of backlash, Nicki refused to take her words back.
Y’all I had no idea Harriet Tubman was now trending. I said what I said. 😂😂😂😂😂 #QueenRadio will honor her tmrw. She said she could’ve rescued more slaves had they known they were slaves. I fought for streaming services to count toward billboard when alotta niggz stayed quiet— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) August 20, 2018
While Nicki was on her way to the 2018 MTV Video Awards, a TMZ reporter asked the rapper if comparing herself to Harriet Tubman to explain what she's done for music streaming was too much.
"I am the new Harriet Tubman... I'm Harriet Tubman, leave me alone." she replied.
At the awards ceremony, Nicki's "Chun-Li" video brought home the trophy for the Best Hip Hop award and during her acceptance speech she told everyone to listen to Queen Radio because she'll be handing out an award of her own.
"Tune in to Queen Radio to see who Cocksucker of the Year is going to” she said.
It's hard to tell who that award will go to since Nicki has been beefing with several people over the last couple of weeks, like DJ Self over a drop, Safaree Samuels and their past relationship and Travis Scott's Astroworld beating her for the No. 1 spot on Billboard.
What do you think about Nicki's Harriet Tubman comparison?