6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj released their ‘Trollz’ collaboration nearly two months ago, and both artists are still receiving backlash. Within the first 24 hours of its release, the video garnered 32.5 million video views, trailing behind 6ix9ine’s post-prison debut “Gooba” by 6.4 million views. They also reached #1 on Billboard, providing 6ix9ine with his 1st number one single and Minaj with her second. Although the single reached immediate success, the single also had the biggest drop in Billboard Hot 100 history, after plummeting to No. 34 on the Hot 100 in its second week.
In nearly all cases, 6ix9ine is the villain, but the majority of the outrage was targeted at Nicki Minaj for agreeing the collaboration. The Barbz immediately went on defense, attacking every celebrity who expressed disappointment in their queen. Minaj responded to her fans letting them know, “You don’t have to defend me. I’m not afraid of internet trolls, blogs, artists,” she tweeted. “I don’t jump on bandwagons. Many will never know what it feels like to have a mind of their own.”
After calming the Barbz down, Minaj responded to the backlash directly during an IG Live sessionwith 6ixine. ‘Street N— a’s have a right to feel a way because they live that life, Minaj stated.
Nicki Minaj goes on live with Tekashi 6ix9ine and weighs in on him being a rat: “Street n*ggas have a right to feel the way they feel because they live that life. But rappers need to take it easy.” pic.twitter.com/4RWm0BCapX— Two Bees TV (@twobeestv) June 12, 2020
The Chun-Li rapper also shared her husband is against the snitching culture, having been in the “streets” himself. “My husband doesn’t [mess] with the snitch culture. My husband is just like, ‘You know, I can’t [mess] with that.’ And I respect him because he’s lived a different life. Y’all wanna make it rap one minute and streets the next minute.”
During an interview with DJ Hed, YG was asked if he would collaborate with Nicki Minaj in the future following her collab with 6ix9ine. The rapper responded, “I don’t know; my feelings was hurt,” YG said after shaking his head to imply that the answer was no. “I’m a real street n—a… Yeah, I’m cool.”
It seems YG isn’t the only rapper upset about Minaj collaborating with 6ix9ine. Boosie Badazz appears to still have a sour taste in his mouth about her decision, as well. The rapper just released an interview with VladTV, where he shared he was not proud of Minaj working with the accused snitch.
Boosie says he met Nicki Minaj while she was in a relationship with Meek Mill, but hasn’t been around her to know her personality. The rapper says he assumed Minaj was a “ghetto, gutter b—h” based on her music, but her decision to work with 6ix9ine changed his opinion.
“This girl might not have a heart. She might not have a heart for what this guy did to people,” Boosie shared. “She might not be what I’m thinking because if he did this to me and got me a million years, would she still do a track with him? […] That had to be a career move. She might not be that street B—h I’m talking about.”
The rapper said he wished he could’ve called her to ask her why she did it. “It shows a lack of character […] It shows that you would change for money and success. That’s how I look at it. She doesn’t have to do that. She’s rich as f—. I feel like she sh-tted on the ghetto community, all African-American people, she knows what I’m talking about, she said ‘f— em.'”