Trick Daddy incited a firestorm of criticism when he took to Clubhouse Monday (June 21) to suggest music megastar Beyonce was overrated and could ‘barely sing.’
Yet, despite the singer’s beloved fan group – the #Beyhive – swarming his social media pages with thousands of bee emojis, leaving hundreds of bad online reviews and ratings for his Miami restaurant, and even exposing his financial woes and bankruptcy battle, the ‘Shut Up’ hitmaker is still refusing to follow his own song’s advice.
He not only further incited furor when he doubled down on his stance by reiterating his ‘unpopular opinion’ on the Queen Bey, but also ruffled the feathers of Rap Queen Nicki Minaj‘s fans when he took to Instagram to suggest the the group was better than the #Beyhive.
Needless to say, his attempt at a stan war backfired. Look inside if you’ve missed the action:
As seen in the clip above, Trick – once quizzed on the backlash for his Beyonce remarks – stood firm in his stance.
“That’s my unpopular opinion,” he said before later stating, “I’ve said many times on the radio that they’re wonderful businesspeople. Jigga made a lot of money, he got a whole lotta money. But did I say anything disrespectful? No. Did I call them out they names? No, I didn’t.”
Continuing his media blitz, he further echoed the sentiment on ‘Black News Tonight.’ Chatting with resident anchor Marc Lamont Hill, Daddy shared:
“To me a singer is a Stephanie Mills, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, or Adele. To me, a singer is somebody who can go to church and give you the word. ‘Singing’ and ‘sangin are two different things,” the 46-year-old told Hill.
When quizzed by Marc on his thoughts about the #Beyhive backlash, the rapper-turned-reality star said:
“I’m more afraid of roaches than Bees.”
If that wasn’t enough to piss off Beyonce supporters, Trick later took to Instagram to share a now-deleted graphic that suggested #Barbz – the beloved fan base of Nicki Minaj – were “greater than” an unnamed group (which most presumed was a jab at the #Beyhive).
See the hilarious responses to that insinuation below:
Trick daddy really said “barbz>>” like we gonna be on his side, we on beyhive side too foh😭
— queen sleezy era . 💋 (@POLOXNICKI) June 23, 2021
not trick daddy trying to get the barbz on his side 💀 pic.twitter.com/j6pE79Zs9m
— ً (@vvsblazedup) June 23, 2021
The Beyhive & Barbz waiting for Trick Daddy pic.twitter.com/mN3yXdOH7W
— BARBI ✪ (@BarbiGangg) June 23, 2021