Ok, let me break this down. So, Nicki Minaj has a song and video with 6ix9ine called, "Fefe."
In 2015, 6ix9ine pleaded guilty to three counts of the use of a child in a sexual performance.
Well on Friday, Pitchfork published a piece, titled, "Nicki Minaj, 6ix9ine, and the Alarming Normalization of Predatory Behavior." It criticized Minaj, saying:
On May 25, 2012, Minaj spoke out against child molesters when she tweeted: “And for the record on sum serious shit, I believe people who abuse children should be stoned to death in public. The end.”
Apparently, this is not “the end.” Rather, it is the beginning of even more questions, chief among them: Will this contradiction between her anti-child-abuse views and her decision to support a child abuser affect her revenue?
Following the article, Nicki tweeted this:
In a now-deleted tweet, Nicki used Lady Gaga's collaboration with R. Kelly — who has several allegations against him — to say that Pitchfork has a double standard. She highlighted parts of an article Pitchfork wrote when Gaga's "Do What U Want" was released.
Fans were not happy about the callout, whether it was meant to shade Lady Gaga directly or not:
Some made the point that Gaga scrapped the video after the R. Kelly controversy surfaced, whereas Nicki did release a music video with 6ix9ine.
Others stressed that it wasn't a diss to Gaga, but rather calling out the double standards of the article.
Either way, this situation is messy AF. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
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