Nicki Minaj’s new track ‘Bussin’’ in collaboration with Lil Baby comes following one week of the release of another cooperation project between both artists on ‘Do We have a Problem?’ Listen to ‘Bussin’” HERE.
The fast-paced, electrifying hit releases amidst growing anticipation for Nicki’s new 2022 album. She has been caught pondering the new persona she aims to take on with the latest album, stating on Instagram Live, “what should we call this person’s name?” Although nothing has been revealed yet, she assured her fans that she would “figure it out.”
The icon has, too, been in the public’s attention following TikTok fumbling a Black History Month (BHM) event with Nicki herself. The event was entitled Black History Month Creator Meet Up x Nicki Minaj, as corresponding with emails showcased in a TikTok by the creator Dessy Joseph.
TikTok promised to celebrate BHM with this event, but the turnout spoke otherwise. Attendees observed that those in the turnout for the event were primarily non-Black creators. It was also revealed that Black creators were not given a link to the event until ten minutes after the beginning of the meetup, around 6:10 PM.
Joseph spoke on the disappointment, stating in a TikTok, “Black creators with millions of followers didn’t receive links till 6:10, weren’t prioritized, weren’t given questions, nothing. When people did get in, they did see a screen full of not-Black faces.”
TikTok released a statement that attributed the upset of the event to “extensive technical issues with production,” as to why guests had problems accessing the event. They, too, noted that a wide range of creators were invited to the occasion.
As seen by BuzzFeed News, the email statement stated, “The meet-up was open to our collective community of creators — including #BlackTikTok #CasaTikTok, #LearnOnTikTok, and more. On behalf of the TikTok creator team, we apologize for the confusion and negative experience, as this was intended to be an opportunity for fans to connect with Nicki in a unique setting to celebrate her new music.”
Nicki answered to fans uproar around the BHM event on an Instagram Live, telling them, “I heard what y’all were saying, and let me see if I can schedule something else for you guys.”