Nicki Minaj Shows Her True Colors...and It's Not Pink
The self-proclaimed barbie Nicki Minaj has had an eventful few weeks.
Her music business and Instagram postings has been a trending topics on social media. She even made a few news headlines.
Releasing 'Black Barbie'
Nicki surprised everyone by randomly releasing a song called 'Black Barbie' on November 15. The song is the unofficial remix to Rae Sremmurd hit song 'Black Beatles'. You may know the original song 'Black Beatles' due to the many different mannequin challenge on Instagram and YouTube. Nicki shouts out a few famous people in the song like Donald trump, El Chapo, Norah Jones, and even PETA. All of Nicki's Barbz (a name that she gives to her fans) were in a frenzy when they heard the song.
Making fun of a homeless disabled woman in South Beach Florida
Nicki Minaj posted a video on her Instagram page while she was in Miami Beach, Florida of her making fun of an allegedly mentally ill homeless woman. According to Miami Times, the homeless woman is usually seen in South Beach smoking cigarettes near high traffic areas. The video went viral and Minaj received major backlash from people on social media and news outlets. Wendy Williams was one of the many people that publicly criticized Nicki. Wendy said that the video made Nicki look like an "insensitive Bitch". The Miami's Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) issued a statement right after the video went viral and TMZ reached out to them for a comment. They stated that "mental illness is no laughing matter, but unfortunately attitudes like the one Nicki Minaj shows in the Instagram video are a consequence of the stigma and ignorance that mentally ill patients endure." Nicki has not publicly talked about the incident or issued a statement and the video is still on her Instagram page.
New video game app
Minaj celebrated her 34th birthday on December 8th, giving the world a new mobile app to play with. The app is called 'Nicki Minaj: The Empire', created by the same people who created Kim Kardashian’s app called 'Kim Kardashian: Hollywood'.
The new game app is supposed to be based on the rapper's life. Players can create their own rap song with real beats and players can also connect with other players in a chat room on the app.
The end of 2016 has brought a lot of new things for the head Barbie. With the anticipation of a new album and new tour in 2017 it is sure to be filled with much more things to come for Nicki.