Rapper Nicki Minaj went off on a profanity-laced tangent targeting Melania Trump during a concert in New York Saturday night, telling attendees to “pray to God we don’t stuck with a motherf*cking Melania” Trump as First Lady.
The 33-year–old Pinkprint rapper was performing at the Tidal X 1015 concert in Brooklyn Saturday when she took a break for a profanity-filled political rant.
(Warning: Strong Language)
Nicki Minaj stating nothing but the truth, while dragging Melania Trump. pic.twitter.com/b9iDURDUtJ
— Nicki's News & Facts (@ShadyNMSource) October 16, 2016
“You n**gas are so fucking weak, ya’ll got the audacity to be intimidated by a bad motherf*cking queen and get your motherf*cking feelings hurt,” Minaj told the crowd. “Because Barack needed a Michelle, bitch. And Bill needed a motherf*cking Hillary, bitch. You better pray to God you don’t get stuck with a motherf*cking Melania.”
Minaj later clarified her statement on Twitter, writing that she hadn’t meant to “drag” Melania Trump, and that she “seems nice.”
“But a smart man know he needs a certain ‘kind’ of woman when running for President/attempting greatness,” she wrote.
Wasn't "dragging". She seems nice. But a smart man knows he needs a certain "kind" of woman when running for President/attempting greatness https://t.co/S2PTIcOXuo
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) October 16, 2016
Minaj endorsed Hillary Clinton for president in an interview with Billboard in December 2015.
“I identify with the fact that when she’s in that room and there are nothing but men there — there’s sometimes something in her that must feel intimidated,” the rapper said. “But I think that she uses that and turns it into a strength. Because that’s what I’ve always done.”
In the same interview, Minaj called Donald Trump a “hilarious” candidate whose ideas “may not have been so horrible if his approach wasn’t so childish.”
“I wish they could just film him running for president. That’s the ultimate reality show,” she added.
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