Many social media users have had enough of Mrs. Petty being petty.
Nicki Minaj performed at the Essence Festival Friday, July 1, and included “Monster” by Kanye West, featuring herself, Bon Iver, Jay-Z and Rick Ross in her setlist, which followed a 20-second visitation to “Bedrock” by Young Money. When “Monster” started, the “Moment For Life” rapper shut it down immediately.
“Hold on…I’m ‘Monster’d out…and we don’t f**k with clowns,” she told the crowd with a smile.
She then proceeded to the next song, surprising the audience with Birdman.
The moment surfaced all over the internet with people commenting their thoughts on Minaj’s clear diss to West.
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In a clip of Minaj’s savage moment posted by the Jasmine Brand on Instagram, commenters seemed to have disagreed with the rapper’s actions.
“She could’ve let that part out. She literally rapping on his song, lol. Just go to the next song, sis,” one commenter wrote.
“Nicki, grow tf up, pleaseeeeez!” Another person said.
“She don’t mess with clowns, but she starts families with sex offenders, making make sense.”
Of course, Twitter users gave their two cents on the matter.
But Nicki Minaj wouldn’t have a CAREER if it wasn’t for Kanye West putting her on Monster!! She needs to humble herself real quick.
— * (@ZarkkRaain) July 2, 2022
I see why Kanye dont be clearing the songs he do with Nicki Minaj & I also see why he turned down that Fendi collaboration deal with her. Nicki is too much drama. Now she’s calling Ye a clown just bc he worked with Cardi. Sis just be happy that he did Monster with u & move on
— Ms. 🤑 (@BossLad95668130) July 2, 2022
Instead of Nicki Minaj appreciating the opportunity that Kanye gave her early in her career by allowing her to be on the song Monster with two legends she rather go around cutting off Kanye’s Monster verse while disrespecting him by calling him names
— Ms. 🤑 (@BossLad95668130) July 3, 2022
ima just say rn, nicki minaj a performance tonight was something else. the delay, the aura the everything. Her saying she didn’t perform Monster cause of “clowns” just cause kanye feat with cardi is like immature. love nicki and everyone but tonight was crazy chileeeeee
— łouîe (@xvuittonl) July 2, 2022
#NickiMinaj refuses to perform #KanyeWest collaboration ‘Monster’ , says “we don’t f*ck with clowns”😂
But wait #MrsPetty your whole Husband is a 🤡.. I guess she forgot #KennethPetty‘s r@pe charges🤨#EssenceFest #EssenceFestival #EssenceMusicFestival pic.twitter.com/ZDw6RUUDTp
— UnmuteMyTruth2.0 (@UnmuteMyTruth_2) July 3, 2022
Minaj throwing shade at West ironically happened the same day Cardi B released her newest single, “Hot S**t,” which features West and Lil Durk.
There has been beef between Cardi B and Minaj for a while, mainly because Minaj allegedly liked a post that clowned Cardi’s mothering skills. Cardi B took to Instagram to project her rage on the rapper doing that and alleged that Minaj had threatened to cut ties with other artists in the industry if they collaborated with the “Bodak Yellow” rapper.
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Fans speculate that this was exactly what Minaj was doing, showing West that he messed up collaborating with her alleged nemesis.
Minaj’s performance at Essence Festival was supposed to be live-streamed on Hulu but wasn’t despite the streaming company advertising it.