When Nicki Minaj thinks she’s being called out on Twitter, she’s going to fire back.
The rapper unleashed several tweets about her accomplishments and sexism in the rap industry after a tweet by pop culture site Bossip asked simply, “Why aren't there more mainstream female rappers?”
Bossip went on to add
, “Really, does a female rapper have to be top notch to make it? I see a lot of so-so male rappers in the game…” then retweeted a reply
which answered their question by professing that Minaj’s lyrics -- along with those of other female rappers like Iggy Azalea and Lil’ Kim -- are “trash,” which seems to be what set the 33-year-old rapper off.
“I've gone toe to toe w/everyone of your favorite male MC's,” Minaj tweeted. “To undermine my skill & diversity as an MC is actually comical @ this point.”
The rapper said that she was replying to “ignorance” retweeted by Bossip, adding that, “The greats give me my respect. The great journalists as well.”
“If a male rapper was on tracks w/Wayne, Jay, Eminem, Kanye, etc going ROUND 4 ROUND he'd b hailed as a GREAT as well. Jealousy is a disease,” Minaj continued. “Not giving me my props doesn't stop me from being great. I am a mogul. Your hate is what made this possible. Lol. Thank uuuuuu! Mmuuaahhh!!!”
Somewhere along the way, the rapper’s notable posterior entered the conversation, as Nicki continued to fire back at her online critics.
“To imply someone's ass is the reason they get on tracks and hold their own with every great MC who is still alive black ppl, do better lol,” Minaj continued. “Your greatest achievement in life will be attempting to undermine my greatest achievements in life. lol. Now check that. Phaedra voice.”
Even Bossip seemed confused by the discourse from the rapper, which they dubbed “pathetic,” later tweeting, “Somehow our extremely general question about women rappers has turned into a very specific @NICKIMINAJ conversation. Gotta love this app…”
“Wow, our lil' question had Nicki hotter than a Middle Eastern climate, violent…” they added, quoting the rapper’s own lyrics and letting the ellipses speak for itself.