Nicki Minaj is denying reports that say that she didn’t mean to offend Rosa Parks with her lyrics in her unreleased song, “Yikes.”
In her Instagram story, she said that she had no idea about any backlash of the song and doesn’t care about it either way. She screenshot the title of a blog that read “Nicki Minaj Allegedly Says Rosa Parks Lyric Was ‘Bad Timing;’ Not Meant To Offend Or Disrespect Parks.” Above the screenshot image she wrote, “Never said this. Had no clue anyone was mad. Don’t care. #Yikes.”
In the song she raps, “Woke up, the price of coke up/ I just hit them with the low cut, then call my folks up / Somebody ‘bout to get poked up, go call the tow truck/ All that talking out your neck might just get your throat cut/ This a Mac truck, not a black truck/ When we move tell ‘em, Back up, click c-clack, duck/ Hella bands, pull up, stashed up super facts up.”
She adds, “All you bitches Rosa Parks, uh-oh, get your ass up/ Yikes, you a clown, you do IT for likes.”
Fans quickly took to social media to call Minaj out on her “disrespectful” lyrics about Parks.
One upset user tweeted, “Nicki Minaj consistently disrespects Foundational Black American icons in her raps and cover art, like Malcolm X and now Rosa Parks, because as a Trinidadian, she doesn’t identify with our FBA lineage. She would never say anything disrespectful about Trinidadian icons.”
Another user tweeted, “Not only is the Nicki Minaj Rosa Parks line disrespectful, it makes no sense. Cause Rosa didnt get up. Or is she speaking from the white power side of it? TRASHHHHHH.”
Check out what Minaj posted on her story and listen to a snippet of her song “Yikes.”