Nicki Minaj got a few Jamaicans livid on Tuesday night after she used her 2011 Reggae Sumfest experience to address Human Rights issues.
The Trinidadian rapper said police officers in Jamaica pulled out guns on her after her performance because she used expletives. “I performed in Jamaica before & when I got off the stage I was surrounded by police with guns drawn. They were ready 2 take me to jail b/c they said I forgot to bleep a couple curses…. I could make one mistake & go to jail in a diff country where women have no rights. #FreeAsap,” she wrote.
Nicki Minaj made the statement while supporting rapper ASAP Rocky who is currently in lockup in Sweden after his alleged involvement in a street brawl. He is now facing up to six years in prison if convicted for the crime.
However the “Queen” rapper’s tweet also seemingly compared Jamaica to Saudi Arabia’s human rights where women are notoriously treated as second class citizens. Nicki Minaj recently cancelled her performance in the country.
Shortly after the backlash form Jamaicas, Nicki Minaj clarified her statement. “Ummm for the ppl in the back, I wasn’t saying Jamaica doesn’t have women’s rights. I gave an example of what happened in JA to explain how easy it would be to do one thing wrong in Saudia Arabia b/c I’m not aware of every single rule & be locked up. Everyone knows I love JA. STFU,” she wrote.
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