Nas sent social media into a frenzy when he took to Instagram to wish his rumored new bae, Nicki Minaj, a happy birthday. The gripe, for some, however, came when he supported his well wishes with a lofty title for the superstar: the queen of New York and hip-hop.
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In celebration of the femcee's 35th birthday, the iconic MC posted a photo of her to his Instagram where she's rocking a crown and sitting on a golden throne.
"Queens Get The MFkN Money! Happy Birthday To The QUEEN OF NY / HIP HOP @nickiminaj."
Take a look, below:
His grand declaration was met with a slew of criticism as New York City is known as the stomping grounds and the birthplace of several of hip hop's greatest acts, especially those of the female persuasion.
Needless to say, fans of several of Nicki's female peers chimed in, sharing their thoughts on Nasir's words while the Barbz celebrated and defended her honor.
Take a look at the mixed reactions, below:
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