Nicki Minaj was in full celebration this week as she turned 40 on Thursday (December 8), but trolls tried to bully her with disrespectful hashtags.
According to AllHipHopNicki’s biggest haters hatched a plan trolling her by creating the hashtags #Shes40 and #FatAndForty at midnight.
Displaying both old age and body shaming, the trolls were eager to give Nicki some negative vibes on Twitter.
“Not all of you have #FATANDFORTY #FettOg40 trending on that lady’s birthday….. early night!!!! This is THE most petty piece of crap I’ve ever seen in my life…,” one user tweeted, along with a meme that included the words: “I’m here for it.”
— A hobo without a home…. (@Canceriansoule) December 8, 2022
As expected, the Barbz came to the rescue of their queen and defended her honor. “#She 40 & looks better than your favorite!! Happy birthday Nicki Minaj,” one user wrote.
— ✩ (@barbieclip) December 8, 2022
While Nicki has a lot to celebrate as she entered the 40 club, she is also working on her upcoming fifth album. In conversation with City Girls rapper JT to iD, the captain of the Barbz army revealed that her next album will go back to her roots as a hungry, underground MC on the rise. She also noted that she is in a great place now that allows her creativity to shine.
“I feel like when I’m happy, that’s when I make the best music,” Nicki said, before hinting at perfect timing for her to release new material.
“And in order for me to deliver the best music for my album – which will be released soon – I have to return to the essence of Hip Hop.”
Her last solo project was in 2018 Queenwhich debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 185,000 album-equivalent units, 78,000 of which came from pure album sales.
Also during the interview, Nicki expressed that she would like to watch her younger colleagues step up their rhyming game and released the “Queen Mix,” which features Katie Got Bandz, Maliibu Miitch, BIA and Akbar V., to give women a high-profile platform to spit their best rhymes.
“I want to hear girls rap again. Just rap like that. When I did my BET Cypher years ago, I purposely didn’t wear revealing clothes,” Nicki said. “I wore a sweatsuit. So even though we were super freaky girls on the song and we all had fun, you guys really spat.”
“I’d have to say Nicki, because it’s like, duh,” Ice Spice said, while Badu replied, “I’m surprised Nicki hasn’t jumped on ‘Munch’ yet.”
Ice Spice replied, “She’d eat that shit too.”