Nicki Minaj Boosts ‘Black Ink Crew’ Ratings To Record-Setting High

Published: Sunday 5th Aug 2018 by David

Nicki Minaj‘s appearance on the hit VH1 show ‘Black Ink Crew: Chicago‘ has spelled success for its ratings.

Full report below…

August 1st delivered an episode which saw the rapper make her way to ‘Ink’ to meet its cast and add another piece to her tattoo collection.

Today, VH1 has learned that the episode, named after her track, ‘Barbie Tingz’, is the highest-rated episode the show has seen in two years.

Its official viewing figure?


This number casts a hot pink shadow over digits racked up by the episodes before it which, for the most part, nabbed around 1 million viewers a night.

The last ‘Chicago’ episode to cross the 1.9 million mark was November 28th 2016’s airing, named ‘Team Don’, which pulled in 2.12 million eyes.

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  1. IKNOWTHETRUTH August 5, 2018


    • Beam Me Up Scotty August 5, 2018

      Appearing on a show is not desperation. She got a new tattoo and money. And I bet she got paid more than you make in a year, so take a seat.

      • Tori August 5, 2018

        Got paid because SHE asked Ryan to give her a tattoo? On HIS show? And she wasn’t there for that long? How y’all think this work.

  2. Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ August 5, 2018

    “Barbs so I’m waiting for my new black ink tattoo and I REALLY wanna release my new video with the album so until my tattoo heals I can’t shoot it. Going to have to push the album back just a few more weeks barbs, don’t worry this video is going to be LIT! Imagine every video I’ve ever done all mashed up into one #RedundantTingz “

    • Beam Me Up Scotty August 5, 2018

      Probably not. The album is done so I bet she releases it this coming Friday. She changed the date to throw off Atlantic who are doing things to sabotage the album.

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ August 5, 2018

        Her recycling the same ol same is the only thing sabotaging this album. She keeps giving her projects these upgraded bands with material that’s too identical to what she’s been releasing for the past 10 years. There’s no reason why you can’t differentiate between 2018 nicki music/videos and 2010 nicki music/videos.. it should NOT be that similar.

    • The Alpha August 5, 2018

      LOL!! RedudantTingz lol im dead

    • Caleb August 5, 2018


  3. Meme August 5, 2018

    But can she boost her own ratings tho? This album better do atleast 200k. I haven’t been feeling this whole era at all but I still have faith in the Queen.

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ August 5, 2018

      Every song has either been dead on arrival, boring or what the same of she’s already released more than once. She just needs to let this era go, let it flop and move forward. Time for her to actually try and show some growth

  4. Lou-Andrew Rodriguez August 5, 2018

    Go Queen.

    She will definitely shut the haters up with this release AND releasing it on a date Atlantic don’t know about.

  5. DeezyB August 7, 2018

    For some reason someone keeps editing the Wikipedia page, and its going back and forth from 1.96 to 0.96. The original source linked to the Wikipedia page has it as 0.96 and the maintainers from the page keep editing it to say 0.96, and a few random editors are editing it to 1.96

    tvbythenumbers also has it as 0.63/0.96 sourced from Nielsen directly

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