Queen Naija is firing back.
She took to her defense after critics slammed the singer over the cover artwork for her new song ‘Set Him Up’ featuring Ari Lennox.
Her words below…
“lol the fact that people think they can get ‘rid’ of me or take me off my own song is ridiculous. I don’t want nor need y’all’s validation to continue to win! whatever y’all say about or to me cannot stop my blessings. The ratio of people who love me outweighs the hate!”
lol the fact that people think they can get “rid” of me or take me off my own song is ridiculous 😂 I don’t want nor need y’all’s validation to continue to win! whatever y’all say about or to me cannot stop my blessings. The ratio of people who love me outweighs the hate! 💜
— Queen Naija (@queennaija) April 4, 2021
The controversy over the artwork stems from colorist remarks that Naija made in a video in 2017, back when she was a YouTube personality. In the video, he shared a story about how she was bullied as a child, calling her attackers “ugly” and “nappy-headed little girls.” She claimed they were “jealous”of her hair. Though she never named who the bullies were, she was labeled a colorist for her remarks.
So I found the video @QueenNaijaaa thinks that black girls with “terrible” “nappy” hair bullied her because she had “pretty” hair. Those are descriptors of how she felt about their hair in comparison to her own. I see the real problem a superiority complex & colorism. pic.twitter.com/r3Qbvr2I3e
— Water Princess 👸🏾 (@WaterPrincessK) April 28, 2018
The news comes as Naija prepares to release her sophomore album ‘Misunderstood…Still.’