Nicki Minaj heard you loud and clear.
The “Super Bass” singer is addressing backlash after her event with TikTok in line with Black History Month. On February 8, Nicki and TikTok invited the app’s influencers, allegedly limiting them to 300, to chat over Zoom with the artist. However, once it was over, many Black TikTok stars aired their frustrations on social media pointing out that the event was dominated by non-Black creators.
Nicki immediately took to Instagram Live after. Based on a recording captured by SipPink Podcast, she said, “I had a really great call, a really great Zoom, with TikTok today. Shoutout to everybody that was on there. I hear you guys. I heard what y’all were saying and let me see if I can schedule something else for you guys.”
Nicki added, “Trust me, I heard y’all loud and clear.”
Meanwhile, famous Black creator Niccoya shared a TikTok video where she explained how the event was supposed to give Black creators the chance to meet Nicki, adding those with privilege shouldn’t have taken that opportunity from them.
Niccoya explained, “Wouldn’t you think to yourself that, ‘Oh, TikTok is holding a Black History Month event with Nicki Minaj and they’re inviting all of these Black creators who are so excited to go’ and say, ‘Hmm, maybe I should sit this one out?'”
According to Niccoya, non-Black creators “took over” and dominated the Q & A with the artist.
Meanwhile, creator Dessy Joseph explained in a TikTok video that the company required creators to RSVP and join the Zoom event at 3 p.m.PT. Unfortunately, there are Black creators who didn’t receive the link in time and when they did they could no longer join the Zoom event because it has reached its limit of 300.
Niccoya and Dessy even showed screenshots of the email invite sent by TikTok to prove that the exclusive event was supposed to celebrate Black creators on the platform.
After posting her videos, Niccoya took to Twitter, writing, “I hate the event had to go the way it did, but thank you Nicki Minaj for giving us amazing advice as black creators and supporting us on the platform.”