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Nicki Minaj in ‘homophobic’ controversy after saying ‘cock sucker of the day’

August 24, 2018
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Nicki Minaj has caused ‘homophobic’ controversy for a second time during the release of her new album, after casually labelling Travis Scott’s co-manager the “cock sucker of the day.”

During a rant on her Beats 1 radio show the rapper blamed Irving Azoff for putting out a “smear campaign” against her latest tour.

Scott, who beat her out for the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 this week, was also slammed by the singer in an earlier show.

But some fans pointed out that Minaj was using “cock sucker” in a way which portrayed men who have sex with men in a negative light.

One listener wrote on Twitter: “Was Nicki using cock sucker as a negative thing?, I suck cock for fun, before bed, in the morning and as a snack during the day and so does more than half of your fan base mama.”

But other tweeters seemed untroubled by the artist’s comment and many wrote how funny they found the phrase.

“Don’t leave without giving out that cock sucker of the day Nicki #QueenRadio,” another person said on the social media site.

The controversy comes just a week after the 35-year-old was criticised for ‘offensive’ and ‘homophobic’ lyrics in ‘Queen’, the artist’s latest album.

Singer Nicki Minaj attends the Time 100 Gala celebrating the Time 100 issue of the Most Influential People at The World (Photo credit TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

The latest catalogue, which was released on August 10, references themes related to gay culture in two tracks.

On the song “Barbie Dreams”, which is about all of the men she’s rejected and lists other artists such as Drake, 50 Cent and DJ Khaled, Minaj describes Young Thug in what some see as a derogatory manner.

The artist’s lyrics explain that she didn’t continue a relationship with Young Thug because the rapper likes to wear dresses.

“Used to fuck with Young Thug / I ain’t addressing this shit / caught him in my dressing room / stealing dresses and shit / I used to give this ni**a with a lisp testers and shit / how you want the pu-thy? / can’t say s’s and shit,” Minaj raps.

Another track on the album which has also received criticism from LGBT fans is “Majesty” which features guest artists Eminem and Labrinth.

During the song she says: “Who want it with Nicki now? / I smoke ‘em like hippies now / they see me say ‘Yippie’ now / home runnin’ like Griffey now / they switchin’ like sissies now / you n***as is iffy now.”

Some disgruntled listeners hit out at Minaj’s use of the word “sissies”, labelling it as “casual homophobia.”

One Twitter user wrote: “I was about to buy @NickiMinaj’s album #Queen until I heard her track with Eminem where she says “They switching like sissies now” – sweetie, the LGBT community are the majority of your fanbase and got you to where you are. Casual homophobia in 2018? You’re over sis. #QueenRadio.”

Nicki Minaj being interviewed by Ellen Degeneres.

The same ex-fan on social media also wrote: “The barbz will do anything to defend Nicki, as a barb I used to do the same. But there’s a young gay boy out there listening to her music hearing ‘faggot’ and ‘sissy’ – the same taunts he gets from bullies at school and is wondering why even his idol is against him.”

However some fans defended Minaj against the accusations and said it was “a reach” for people to be complaining about ‘homophobic’ lyrics.

One fan wrote: “[Sic] Lmao, that couldve meant anything… stop being so damn sensitive and actually dicpher what she was saying. Nicki got punchlines that make you think twice. “Sissies” could mean scaredy cat, baby, or wimp. Switching up means theyre switching up and becoming scared of her.”

Minaj has not yet responded or commented publicly about the accusations

More: Homophobia, nicki minaj, rap, rapper, travis scott, US

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