Who else can Nicki Minaj piss off? First she pulls out of the Hot 97 Summer Jam, where she was the scheduled headliner, after a DJ dissed her top 10 hit “Starships.” Now the self-proclaimed Queen of Rap is making waves over in UK as well.
Ken Barbz around the world were put into a frenzy when other artists from the T in the Park music festival tweeted about the Young Money artist’s “diva-like” behavior.
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Of course this caused Nicki stans to tweet death threats to these two men and list all of the musical genius she has blessed us with over the last 4 years. English folk/punk singer Frank Turner even went to his blog to discuss the Twitter hate.
The central point I wanted to make, and the thing that got me pissed off in the first place, is about respect. A lot of bands (and me) spend a lot of time talking about respect for the people who listen to your music, the people in front of the stage, the “fans” (I still hate that word) or whatever, and rightly so; personally, I feel that showing up late and not apologizing is a little weak. But the thing that got to me yesterday was more about respect for a different group of people: the crew.
To add insult to injury, not only are other artists complaining about her behavior, at this concert Minaj showed up 50 minutes late, only performed for half an hour and according to some reports complained about her dressing room.
Now if this story was about Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey or Madonna people wouldn’t think anything of it because those women have earned the right to act like divas. Onika on the other hand should start checking her ego at the door.
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