“U got one more barb to have a convo with 👀,” Lil Nas’ sibling Sleepy tweeted in response to Nicki saying she had cleared the air with JT and Yung Miami.
Sleepy continued, writing that he wants to see a collaboration from Nicki and his brother.
“I guess imma be the one to say it can we get a @NICKIMINAJ and @LilNasX for the culture.”
Sleepy also described X as being a Nicki fan as a kid.
“I watched my brother grow up loving nicki I personally believe if he can have one feat from anybody it would be her he deserves it he worked his ass off to get to where he at.”
Lil Nas X was apparently a Nicki stan in his youth, but when he was asked about being the person behind a Barb account, he denied it. Back in 2019, rumors surfaced that he ran the Twitter account @NasMaraj, which at one point had a six-figure following.
“It’s like a big misunderstanding and it’s not one that I even want to give the time, because I’m never putting someone as the face of my career,” he told NPR in 2019. “So I don’t even speak on it. I just don’t even acknowledge it, really. I know even more things are being made up and they’re gonna be out there. It is disappointing when a big blog will post something without me talking about it but, I mean, it happens.”
However, it was later confirmed that X did, in fact, run the account. In 2020, he explained that he denied being a Barb because “he didn’t want people to know I was gay.”
Nicki responded, saying, “It was a bit of a sting when you denied being a barb, but I understand. Congratulations on building up your confidence to speak your truth.”
It seems Minaj still hasn’t really connected with X—as he was making Montero, he unsuccessfully sought a Nicki feature.