Nicki Minaj Compared Herself To Harriet Tubman

August 21, 2018 / Posted by:

Cast your mind forward to a not too distant future. It’s Christmas morning, your loving family is gathered around a brightly decorated tree. You built this family. Your hard work and dedication have brought you and yours prosperity in these, your golden years. Your great-granddaughter excitedly shakes a box she’s received as a gift from you. You can’t hide your smile as you imagine the excitement she will feel when she opens the gift you have given her. Your littlest angel gives you an eager smile as she gently tears away the colorful paper. Inside she finds her inheritance. A box of mint condition Nicki Minaj commemorative coins from the Franklin Mint. You feel a pang in your chest which you initially take to be pride. Alas, it is not. It’s a heart attack brought on by a future of Nicki Minaj’s creation. You die a happy man/woman.

You see, Nicki fancies herself a modern day Harriet Tubman. She’s said as much on Twitter. It began innocently enough, with Nicki naming Tubman “Queen of The Week”, presumably a promotional tie-in for her latest album Queen. It seems the title of queen has now been rendered all but meaningless. Somebody please alert the Markles.

And because Twitter is as egalitarian as it gets, Nicki’s Twitter coronation got Harriet trending. So Nicki doubled down and went ahead and made a direct comparison between herself and Harriet Tubman. Because a life spent in selfless service, fighting oppression and breaking the chains of slavery, as Nicki has, is almost the same as running some dusty old underground steam train or whatever.

We all know the possibility of actually getting that Tubman $20 bill we were promised is a pipe dream, but Nicki deserves better. Of course, some disagree with the comparison. Some called it absurd, disrespectful, and ignorant. Nicki is unmoved by such criticism.

Here’s the image they are going to use on the Franklin Mint Nicki Minaj Collection.

Here’s our modern day Harriet Tubman’s VMAs performance if you missed it:

Anybody who’s taking Nicki Minaj seriously enough to get worked up over some dumb shit like this deserves their ulcers. She’s done, said and supported much worse.

Pics: YouTube, Wenn.com

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