As one of the only A List musicians to debut during the advent of social media, Nicki Minaj has had the surreal privilege of watching her fans grow up in real time online.
In 2019, one of these fans- a teen who went by the name Nas Maraj– used his position as a leading member of her fan base to become the ubiquitous Lil Nas X.
Alas, as his breakout tune ‘Old Town Road’ ruled the charts, a great deal of effort was made to erase his digital history with hopes doing would so erase Minaj’s impact on his life and career.
Today, the pair have put the past behind them.
Find out what happened when Minaj spotted his request for a collaboration on Twitter below…
It was a bit of a sting when you denied being a barb, but I understand. 🎀 Congratulations on building up your confidence to speak your truth. @LilNasX
— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) June 17, 2020
the generous queen, i love u. and i’m sorry i did that in a time where u were already getting so much bandwagon hate. i felt so bad, hoping u wouldn’t see my denial. i was just so afraid of people finding out about me and losing everything before i even got a chance. pic.twitter.com/3kgJctDJt1
— nope (@LilNasX) June 17, 2020
Unfortunately, some Minaj’s loyalists are unwilling to forgive and forget.
For, shortly after ‘Old Town Road‘ soared into the Billboard Hot 100, the Twitterverse learned that an influential account seemingly owned by an agreeable African-American woman (who went by the name @EmoBlackThot) was actually controlled by an African-American man who just so happened to be pals with….
Problematic for the Barbz…because the account published a number of disparaging remarks about Minaj when some fans believed that she was feuding with Ariana Grande…one of the artists who endorsed the account with likes and retweets before its owner was outed as a catfish.
Remember when emoblackthot tried to turn Nicki and Ariana against each other, which resulted in the barbz questioning his identity. And he was scared they would expose him so he decided to do the reveal which ultimately backfired. Ah, that’s history. Everyone thank the barbz. pic.twitter.com/2u5y1tzfvl
— nonnie (@Iuversrock) November 23, 2019