Nicki Minaj didn’t hold back her opinions on Megan Thee Stallion’s emotional interview with Gayle King on CBS Mornings.
The Queens native questioned the authenticity of Megan’s tears during the interview, likening her desire for sympathy to Rihanna’s 2009 CBS News appearance following her assault by Chris Brown.
Minaj expressed skepticism about Megan’s intentions, suggesting that Megan sought a “Rihanna moment” to garner sympathy and attention.
Drawing a comparison to Rihanna’s response to her own traumatic experience, Minaj highlighted Rihanna’s resilience and refusal to prolong the narrative for personal gain.
While acknowledging Rihanna’s ability to move on from controversy, Minaj criticized Megan for allegedly seeking constant sympathy and attempting to manipulate public perception.
Minaj argued that Rihanna’s authenticity and self-assurance set her apart, contrasting it with what she perceives as Megan’s reliance on sympathy and victimhood.
Directing her remarks towards Megan, Minaj addressed the fallout from Megan’s diss track “Hiss” and the subsequent release of Minaj’s response track, “Big Foot.”
Minaj expressed frustration with the controversy surrounding the rollout of “Big Foot” and accused Megan of attempting to sabotage her song’s release.
Despite Minaj’s criticism, Megan’s “Hiss” also faced backlash from other quarters, notably from the Kanka family, offended by references to Megan’s Law in the track.
The law, named after Megan Kanka, who was tragically raped and murdered in 1994, aims to address issues related to registered sex offenders. TMZ reports that the Kanka family is considering legal action in response to Megan Thee Stallion’s lyrics.