Nicki Minaj made her grand return tonight, almost six months into the new year and more than a year after her last song, with a re-upload of her famous Beam Me Up Scotty mixtape. The album’s release on digital platforms came with three new tracks, one of which was “Seeing Green,” a collaboration between Drake and Lil Wayne that marked the trio’s first collaboration in almost three years. Another track on the mixtape is Nicki’s solo effort “Fractions,” which sees her displaying the lyricism that her fans adore. The album, however, was not without controversy, as a line in the song has led some to believe it refers to her husband’s accuser.
Nicki raps, “Ayo, I’m the one who run the city where they armed and vicious / Accusations on them blogs and they all fictitious,” after a brief introduction to the album. Listeners have already taken to Twitter to express their feelings about the line in the short time since it was launched. In a pair of tweets, one Twitter user brought up the song’s contentious nature. They wrote, “On*k* is smart,”
“She did a nostalgia release to push past the fact that she literally has a bar in a new track implying that her husbands survivor is lying on her and folks will eat it up.” They added, “Y’all can’t even say she didn’t say it either. She literally said ‘accusations on them blogs and they all fictitious.’”
The tweet sparked a number of replies with many replying in agreement to the line’s poor taste. One person replied, “Damn Nick sick for that” while another said, “i just can’t imagine ruining ma legacy/empire for an abusive man. prayers to the victim fr.”
You can listen to “Fractions” above and read more reactions to the line below.