Yikes! Nicki Minaj’s “clever” line about Rosa Parks backfires as fans let her have it on social media

Nicki Minaj took a break from the music scene after supposedly saying her I Do’s to Kenneth ’Zoo’ Petty and announcing her retirement. But Megatron rapper jumped on a few tracks, including Meghan Trainer’s “Nice To Meet You”, before fans had a chance to miss her.

August 30, 2015: Nicki Minaj accepting the 2015 Best Hip Hop Video award for “Anaconda” at the MTV Video Music Awards, Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles.
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Now past her honeymoon phase, and thoughts of playing pinochle in the afternoon sun out of her system, Minaj is preparing the release of her first post-retirement album, but the teaser for her new song “Yikes” has been less than well received. The reason? This line in the song taking a stab at Civil Rights icon, Rosa Parks, “All you b*tches Rosa Parks, uh-oh, get your ass up.”

Oof! All this during Black History Month. That bar left many on social media unimpressed,

”Not only is the Nicki Minaj Rosa Parks line disrespectful, it makes no sense. Cause Rosa didn’t get up.
Or is she speaking from the white power side of it? TRASHHHHHH.”

”Everyone shocked about Nicki’s Rosa parks line like she’s not the same person that said ‘like MJ doctor, they killing me.”

Now if you’ll recall, this isn’t the first time Minaj has forgotten to put some respect on Mrs. Parks’ name. In 2018 Minaj caught heat for invoking Parks and Harriet Tubman following what she considered a disappointing debut of her album, Queen, which took second place to Travis Scott’s Astroworld.

“You motherf*ckers is getting streaming because somebody took that bullet, because somebody was brave enough. Somebody had a big f*cking d–k enough, somebody had balls enough, to say, ‘We are tired of having you steal our music and we’re not getting credited!’ … Harriet Tubman had to shake s–t up; Rosa Parks had to shake s–t up. Rosa Parks probably had the worst day of her life when she said, ‘no, enough is enough.'”

What’s your take on all this?

Tiffany Simmons

Tiffany is a Georgia-based writer who looks to bring a bit of insight to people everywhere one whimsical word/article at a time.

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