Nicki Minaj faces backlash over 2022 Qatar World Cup song

Nicki Minaj has faced backlash from his loyal Barbz fanbase for his upcoming appearance on the 2022 World Cup theme song “Tukoh Taka” alongside Maluma and Lebanese singer Myriam Fares due to host country Qatar’s anti-LGBTQ+ stance.

The Young Money queen dismissed the criticism and confirmed that she will appear on the global record, which comes on Friday (November 18) ahead of the WC’s launch. She is also the first female rapper to appear in a World Cup anthem.

“#MTVEMA’s #BestHIPHOPArtist #BestSONG [Super Freaky Girl] Won 2 prizes tonight. Thanks Barbz. I love you so much. Now who’s READY for 11.18.22,” she wrote on Instagram while teasing “Tukoh Taka.”

The backlash from fans has continued, with some trying to explain Qatar’s anti-LGBTQ+ policies to Nicki Minaj on Twitter.

“Hi @Nicki Minaj not sure if you realize but your LGBTQ+ supporters from Qatar are in danger and you fund and stand by their vile views,” one person wrote. “Qatar was named one of the worst places in the world to be gay. Homosexuality is illegal and punishable by prison.”

Another added: “For someone with a very large LGBTQ fan base and with the threat from Qatar to effectively remove any presence of LGBTQ support, it’s very disturbing to see Nicki Minaj sign on to do this. Not all money is good money; especially when gay men are persecuted there!”

While Nicki picked up a few award wins at the MTV European Music Awards, she has been snubbed from the 2023 Grammy Awards.

The Queens icon received no nominations on Tuesday (November 15) for “Do We Have a Problem?” and “Super Freaky Girl,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 and reigned on the Hot Rap Songs chart for a record 10 weeks.

Nicki Minaj has previously expressed her frustration with The Recording Academy is considering “Super Freaky Girl” in the pop categories rather than rap. In the past she is too called the Academy to give Bon Iver Best New Artist honors in 2012 over her and J. Cole.

“Never forget that the Grammys didn’t give me my best new artist award when I had 7 songs on Billboard at the same time and bigger first week than any female rapper in the last decade – went on to inspire a generation,” she wrote in almost two years. for the day. “They gave it to the white man Bon Iver. #PinkFriday”

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