Queens hip-hop phenom Nicki Minaj's relationship with Bronx wild child Tekashi 6ix9ine has caused her to get dragged on more than one occasion. The Dummy Boy rapper is currently behind bars for hefty crimes like racketeering, drug trafficking and armed robbery, in addition to being on probation for a sex crime.
Many fans, ruthlessly, labeled Nicki as a "pedophile apologist" and are heated over her unwavering support of 6ix9ine. However, it appears that Nicki's defense tactics are at an all-time high, and the Queen femcee is back to "stopping bags." In the midst of the utterly messy war with Cardi B, the Bronx femcee alluded that, at one point, Nicki stopped her from making money. The reoccurring joke was a trending topic for quite some time during their fallout, and now, it's back... Only this time, instead of stopping bags, Nicki is being accused of scamming one.
On the track "MAMA," which features Nicki and Kanye West, it says, "Splish, splash, Apple Bottoms make that a** fat..." Yet, apparently the line originally said, "Splish, splash, Fashion Nova make that a** fat." The famed Instagram brand allegedly inked a six-figure deal with 6ix9ine to namedrop the company in the song and the music video. Fashion Nova was so confident in their decision that they even gave him the entire amount upfront.
Despite things appearing to be confirmed, the video production was shut down after an actual shooting erupted, and it's being speculated that Nicki is the reason behind the lyric swap. Arch nemesis Bardi dropped her highly anticipated Fashion Nova collab earlier this month, and with the "Barbie Dreams" rapper being reportedly "enraged" over the brand's namedrop, Tekashi agreed to remove it. According to various sources, the fashion company has yet to request a refund on their investment.
The rapper pleaded not guilty in a court hearing this past Monday (Nov. 26), but he's still facing life in prison, if convicted, and more charges are expected to follow within the forthcoming months.
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