Nicki Minaj says younger women in the music industry haven’t “experienced hate the way I have”
(Credit: Alamy)


Nicki Minaj says younger women in the music industry haven't “experienced hate the way I have”

Nicki Minaj has said young women in music have never “experienced hate the way I have”.

Minaj made these comments during an Instagram Live conversation with rapper Coi Leray. The two previously collaborated on the track ‘Blick Blick’, and there is a 15 year age gap between the two artists who discussed the generational divide.

Leray reflected that she built her career off the back of the “hate” she has received throughout her career which Minaj took issue with, and said “girls” in the music industry need to “stop talking about hate”.

She continued: “Y’all have never experienced hate the way I have experienced. What y’all have experienced is nothing. Y’all have just experienced some of the growing pains of artistry, and of social media.

“Y’all be thinking y’all have experienced hate and trust me, you ain’t experienced it yet… people have been gentle.”

After Minaj received a backlash for her comments, Leray took to Twitter to defend the singer, and say that she wasn’t offended by the remarks. She explained: “Nicki don’t offend me . I grew up on tough love. When someone is speaking who has more experience, always listen. That’s the problem y’all talk to damn much. Regardless of what she saying she coming from a good place.”

Watch a snippet from their conversation below.