Nicki Minaj Drama With Latto Explained

Nicki Minaj Drama With Latto Explained

Nicki Minaj has taken to her Instagram stories to publicly vent about new rap artists, including Latto, as she accused the Grammy awards of prioritising newer artists in the rap categories.

Nicki’s song ‘Super Freaky Girl’ was reportedly denied to compete in the rap category at next year’s Grammy Awards, and has instead been moved to the ‘pop’ category.

The rapper has now blasted the awards panel  claiming that newer artists “don’t deserve over people who have been deserving for many years.”

The Hollywood Reporter claimed that Nicki’s tune ‘Super Freaky Girl’ was moved from the rap to the pop category for consideration. Despite spending its eighth week at the top of the rap charts.

Minaj originally submitted the track to the rap category. However, the Recording Academy’s committee determined that Minaj’s song sampling Rick James’ 1981 classic “Super Freak” should compete for best pop solo performance instead.

She criticised the decision and said “why is the goalpost only ever moved when it’s Nicki?” on her Instagram stories.

“If you can’t tell by now that there is a concerted effort to give newer artists things that they really don’t deserve, over people who have been deserving. For many years, then you’re not paying attention,” she said in a lengthy video post about the Grammys’ move.

She then spoke about Latto and claimed that her song ‘Big Energy’ should also be moved to the pop category.

“If ‘Super Freaky Girl’ is pop, then so is ‘Big Energy’,” she proclaimed in her Instagram video message. “If you move ‘Super Freaky Girl’ out of rap and put it in pop, do the same with ‘Big Energy.’ Right? Same producers on both songs, by the way, if you want to talk about it. So let’s keep shit fair.” Niki vented

Nicki Minaj Drama With Latto Explained

The two rappers then began a back-and-forth on Twitter, with Nicki Minaj blasting Latto, referring to her as “Karen,” and “scratch off,” for remaining silent over the issue. She shared a screenshot of a DM from Latto, who said while she agrees with Nicki, “ion think u need to bring up my name/song to prove ur point.”

Latto then went IN on Nicki – she pulled up old DM’s and articles about previous drama and kept repeating the hashtag #40yearoldbully – referring to Nicki’s age.

Nicki tweeted that she felt she was being treated differently to newer rappers like Latto, who clapped back saying Nicki was bullying her.

Last tweeted:

“I’ve ignored countless subtweets since March and instead addressed u in the dm. You’re asking why I didn’t speak up in ur defense… It’s the same answer I gave u when u asked why I didn’t congratulate you. Ur literally older than my mom tryna be a bully”, Big Latto tweeted to her 2.3 million followers.

Latto continued;

“I literally named u as my dream collab multiple times in multiple interviews…like I told u opt. I looked up to u…u still never answered my question about where the random shade started coming from,” she wrote. “With all this being said this wasn’t JUST about a Grammy category. U being funny bringing me up to defend ur case knowing our last convo didn’t end on good terms. U literally told me I’m not ‘flourishing’ and no one cares about my ‘little song.’”