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Nicki Minaj criticised for 'homophobic' lyrics in new album

Fans have slammed the lyrics used in the album, calling them "offensive" and "homophobic".

2018-08-18

Nicki Minaj has been criticised for using "homophobic" lyrics in her new album Queen

The rapper released the album last week but has faced criticism from fans ever since due to lyrics used in several songs. 

In 'Barbie Dreams', the 35-year-old lists the men she's rejected including Drake, 50 Cent, DJ Khaled and Young Thug. In the song, Minaj claims she ended her relationship with Young Thug because he enjoys wearing dresses. 

She raps: "Used to fuck with Young Thug / I ain't addressing this shit / caught him in my dressing room / stealing dresses and shit / I used to give this ni**a with a lisp testers and shit / how you want the pu-thy? / can't say s's and shit". 

Minaj was also criticised for the track 'Majesty' in which she uses the word "sissies". She raps: "Who want it with Nicki now? / I smoke 'em like hippies now / they see me say 'Yippie' now / home runnin' like Griffey now / they switchin' like sissies now / you n***as is iffy now". 

Fans slammed the rapper for the language, describing it as "casual homophobia". Other fans called the lyrics "tasteless" and "offensive". 

One user wrote: "I was about to buy @NickiMinaj's album #Queen until I heard her track with Eminem where she says 'They switching like sissies now' - sweetie, the LGBT community are the majority of your fanbase and got you to where you are."

They added: "Casual homophobia in 2018? You're over sis. #QueenRadio". 

Another user tweeted: "I know I'm going to be in the minority, but Barbie Dreams is offensive. The homophobia, fat shaming, ableism, femmephobia, and shit is annoying. I actually can do without all that. I need Nicki Minaj to grow up."