Our favorite Queen of rap is back from her hiatus with a new single and the Barbz are losing it. On Friday, Nicki Minaj released her highly anticipated single, “Yikes,” which she previewed earlier in the week in an Instagram clip. When the clip was initially uploaded, Nicki was met with criticism for the line where she references civil rights activist, Rosa Parks.
In the boisterous bass heavy track, Nicki raps, “All you bitches Rosa Parks, get your ass up.”Anita Peek, the executive director of the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development, spoke with TMZ about the line, saying that Parks would be ”extremely hurt” by the lyric.” TMZ later reported that sources close to Nicki said that the rapper was regretful for mentioning Ms. Parks and was not trying to “diss” the activist, stating that the lyric was simply a case of “bad timing.”
However, Nicki took to her Instagram story to deny ever saying such a thing. In fact, she claims that she had no idea that anyone was upset over the song.
If that weren’t enough, Nicki and ex-boyfriend Meek Mill exchanged accusations in a nasty Twitter argument on Wednesday. Nicki accused the Philly rapper of violence against her during their relationship, while he claimed she supported her convicted rapist brother, Jelani Maraj, who was sentenced to 25 years in prison for raping his stepdaughter.
Despite the dramatic week, the rapper appears to be in great spirits, as her latest single is trending on social media, as fans rejoice in the rappers return, following last year’s claims of retirement.