Kanye “Ye” West e Nicki Minaj sono apparentemente in disaccordo, e Internet ne è in fermento. I rapper sono amici da più di un decennio e hanno persino collaborato insieme a diversi progetti risalenti al 2010, quando Minaj ha lavorato per la prima volta con Ye nel suo album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”. Durante quel periodo, la cantante dei “Super Bass” stava appena iniziando a farsi un nome nel settore ed era entusiasta dell’opportunità. “Ho sentito tramite Drake che Kanye mi voleva nel suo album, e ho iniziato a fumare la prossima cosa alle Hawaii”, ha detto Minaj a Complex (tramite Global Grind).
The rapper also confessed she was afraid of how Ye was going to initially receive her. "I didn't think that he was gonna like me," she added. However, the "Heartless" rapper felt quite the opposite and was in awe with her performance and rapping capabilities. They teamed up, with the help of Jay-Z, Rick Ross, and Bon Iver, to create the chart-topping record "Monster," which became one of their most iconic songs, per XXL.
"I thought about taking Nicki's verse off of 'Monster' because I knew people would say that was the best verse on the best Hip Hop album of all time," West admitted during an interview with Sway (via AllHipHop). While that entire song is legendary, Minaj recently performed the record with a jaw-dropping twist.
Kanye West isn't clowning around
Nicki Minaj has now made it very clear how she feels about Kanye "Ye" West. Fans were left stunned on July 1 after the "Chun-Li" rapper abruptly cut off Ye's verse during her performance of "Monster" at the 2022 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. "I'm 'Monster'-ed out, and we don't f*** with clowns," she told the crowd. While it's unclear what sparked their feud, many people online started to speculate whether it had anything to do with Ye hopping on a song with Cardi B. According to Billboard, the Bronx rapper released her latest single "Hot S***" featuring Lil Durk and Ye the same day Minaj called out the "Donda" rapper on stage.
To make matters worse, Ye appears to have unfollowed Minaj on Instagram after her performance went viral, per Hollywood Unlocked. And, while this beef does appear to be strange, it's not the first time they've been at odds.
Minaj revealed during a sit-down interview with Joe Budden in March that she once approached Ye with a business idea but, unfortunately, he quickly declined because of his then-wife Kim Kardashian. "If I did something with you, I think my wife probably wouldn't love that idea because I should be giving that to my wife instead," she recalled him saying (via Page Six). Hopefully these two can iron out their differences and give fans another record-breaking collaboration.