The Internet Loses It After Discovering This Nicki Minaj Lookalike Is A White Girl

The Internet Loses It After Discovering This Nicki Minaj Lookalike Is A White Girl

Soooooo is this considered blackface or nah?

Published October 6, 2017

You may have heard once or twice in the past Ms. Onika Tanya Maraj (a.k.a. Nicki Minaj) describing "all these b*tches" as her "sons." Today, however, it appears as though she has more of a daughter than any actual sons. Or a sister. Or a clone. Uh, we're confused.

It would appear Nic has a look-a-like — except, drum roll please — it's a white girl. *Lets out an extremely long, disgruntled sigh.*

Apparently, a college student named Jaiah Fern got all dolled up for her birthday outing earlier this week — but the internet soon drew parallels to an actual real-life doll: Barbie, a.k.a. Nicki Minaj, a.k.a. Nicki Lewinksy, a.k.a. — you get the point. 

It was all fun and games with Twitter users loving the resemblance — that is, until other photos of Fern that painted a much different (read: white) picture surfaced.

Fern insists she was "not trying to be Nicki or use her as a costume in any way," in a statement to Yahoo! News.

"I think the dark hair combined with my tan and other facial features that make me look kind of ambiguous? I don’t know. My foundation shade has always been the same,” she said.

If anything, this is just preparation for Halloween, when non-POCs will inevitably f*ck up by way of "costumes," as they do like clockwork every year.

We will save the rest of our long, drawn-out sighs for the end of the month. 

Written by BET Staff

(Photos from left: Jaiah via Twitter, Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)


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