After apparently blaming Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner over sales for her recently-released album Queen, Nicki Minaj has now taken to Twitter to compare herself to the revolutionary abolitionist and activist Harriet Tubman.
“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,” Minaj tweeted.
Inevitably, Twitter came with the jokes.
“AYE YA’LL SHE THINK SHE A REVOLUTIONARY” pic.twitter.com/w7otkNjo8D
— DDOT. (@DDotOmen) August 20, 2018
Gone head, say it, say “Lara BEEN Croft” to Ms. Harriet Tubman, SAY IT! pic.twitter.com/Sm4ifOpJiu
— Small Crimes (@JasMoneyRecords) August 20, 2018
Harriet Tubman checking her Twitter like… pic.twitter.com/zZUx3vITDr
— Alvin aqua Blanco (@Aqua174) August 20, 2018
Did you just compare yourself to Harriet Tubman? Perhaps you can find the underground railroad to more record sales. https://t.co/Hj1ovREI4b
— Your Heavy Set Auntie (@thejournalista) August 20, 2018
I freed a thousand Barbz. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were Barbz https://t.co/9hbXpzxahv
— D I M A S (@Milkman__Dead) August 20, 2018
Lmao I thought Harriet Tubman was trending because we finally getting her on the 20$ bill but it’s because Nicki Minaj compared herself to Harriet Tubman. pic.twitter.com/Pz3z8TyAus
— Body Odyodyodyody 🍑 (@dolliebabl) August 20, 2018
Minaj also called out Spotify, claiming that the music streaming service canceled a portion of advertising for her album’s rollout after she played her music early on Apple’s Beats 1.
“Spotify had to teach me a lesson but rewarded the man who has had an Apple radio show the longest; inadvertently helping the Apple platform the most. Oh I can’t wait for #QueenRadio on Tuesday. They took away my promotion they had promised for the 1st cpl days b/c of this. #Queen,” the rapper tweeted.
“My music went up on Apple so I played it. I assumed it was on Spotify & Tidal at the same time. Spotify said that Apple tweeted fans advising #Queen was up & therefore they had to teach me a lesson. But PRAISE BE TO GOD!!!!!!,” Minaj added.
Queen debuted at no. 2 on the Billboard 200. The album features appearances from Future, Eminem, Lil Wayne, The Weeknd, Swae Lee, Ariana Grande, and a pleasant surprise appearance from Foxy Brown.