Nicki Minaj is asking for newer women in the game to “stop talking about hate.”
During an Instagram Live session with her “Blick Blick” collaborator Coi Leray, the Queen responded to comments Coi made about receiving—and overcoming—hate in the music industry.
“Can you girls stop talking about hate?” Nicki said. “Y’all have never experienced hate the way I have experienced. What y’all have experienced is nothing. Y’all have just experienced some of the growing pains of artistry and of social media. Y’all be thinking y’all have experienced hate and trust me, ya ain’t experienced it yet. A lot of y’all have gotten, not coddled, people have been nice. People have been gentle with y’all.”
The two then chopped it up again on Twitter, where Coi told her followers on Saturday that they were being “too emotional” about Nicki’s comments. She added that Nicki’s comments didn’t offend her and that “when someone is speaking who has more experience, always listen.”
“Nicki been through a lot !!! she still standing strong, still dropping hits,” she wrote. She basically told me don’t let y’all wack ass comments and negative energy stop me now because MORE MONEY AND SUCCESS More problems so THUG THAT SHIT OUT !”
Nicki responded to Coi’s tweet, adding that her reasoning is why she “left the live up” on her Instagram page even after it aired.
“I spent time just focused on HOW you’re such a talented, versatile, unique artist in my eyes,” Nicki wrote. “I talked on how your verse kept switching up & getting better & how dope those last 4 bars are to me… how I know for a fact you actually WRITE. BUT NO!!!”
Taking lessons from the Queen herself, Coi reiterated that “a strong black women is all I heard” and applauded Nicki for “dropping gems” for her.
“My album dropping April 8th. Let me show you what the fuck a superstar looks like,” Coi wrote.