Fans Rally Behind Nicki Minaj as Kanye West Blasts the Rapper for Denying ‘New Body’ Clearance

Published 12/16/2023, 1:43 AM EST

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The unparalleled influence that Kanye West holds in the musical panorama has been evident in his major lineup of collaborations with prominent artists of the generation. With new updates swarming socials now and then, the nod of approval has come from most of them. Yet still, a refusal that caused severe disruption amidst his comeback was for Nicki Minaj’s track, ‘New Body’. However, now, Kanye West has attended to the issue of her disinclination towards granting clearance.

Nicki Minaj’s denial of being a part of ‘Vultures’ had been a shocker for everyone, including Ye. According to Pop Crave’s revelation on X, formerly Twitter, the rapper from Atlanta has finally addressed Minaj’s response with a tinge of uncertainty. Ye took notes of reminding her how he has always been a supporter of her career and had even let Minaj rewrite her verse for ‘Monster’ thrice. Therefore, he is under-confident about “what it is” really about.

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Not very long ago, North West and Kim Kardashian were fangirling over Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pink Friday 2’ album. Hence, when Minaj prompted her response to Ye’s request while addressing the same album, it startled many fans. The ‘Feeling Myself’ hitmaker reportedly said how “the train has left the station” in an Instagram Live. Although the track had been on the back burner, the songstress felt it was unnecessary to deliver a song that had already been out for 3 years. 

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Considering that the anticipation did take its course with the possibility, fans at first were showing signs of disappointment with the revelation. However, Ye’s response has somehow turned the tables as fans have been backing up Nicki Minaj on this one.

Fans stand behind Nicki Minaj following Kanye West’s reply

Kanye West’s fan following is never short of praise. Yet, in a major turn of events, the scale appears to weigh heavier for Nicki Minaj this time. While her denial came with no such steadfast revelation of any feud between the rappers, fans siding with her had their own theories and justifications.

Many fans took a jibe at the ‘Donda’ rapper. From what it seems, a major backlash was also on the horizon owing to the assumption that Ye hinted at his own part in making her career. Some fans even asked if her new album’s success was the primary reason for his request.

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The Minaj fandom did not stop on the blame game at that. Instead, they also had a sincere urge for him to move on. Some supporters even took the onus to remind him that she “owes” nothing to Ye. While the overriding emotions of the majority of fans stood with Minaj, one assumption that overlaid everything else was if it was her subtle stance for backing other women artist’s careers in the record industry.

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What do you think of fans backing up Nicki Minaj over Kanye West? Let us know in the comments below!

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Anushka Bhattacharya

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I'm Anushka Bhattacharya, an entertainment journalist at Netflix Junkie. Armed with a degree in literature, I once wielded my words to catalyze change within society through my work with NGOs. However, as I stumbled into the exuberant hole of crime thrillers and documentaries on Netflix, it was love at first sight and pushed me into entertainment journalism.

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