Offering her devoted fans a teaser of her upcoming song, the Trinidadian rapper delivers the bar that gets people wilding online, ‘All you b***hes Rosa Parks, uh-oh get your a** up!’
Nicki Minaj is about to bid farewell to her retirement with her new solo music. The hip-hop superstar took to social media on Monday night, February 3 to give her devoted fans a sneak peak at her new song entitled “Yikes”, which was soon met with controversy due to one particular line.
Filming herself singing along to the song in a recording studio, Nicki rapped, “Woke up, the price of coke up/ I just hit em with the low cut then call my folks up.” She continued spitting her bars, “This is a mac truck not a black truck/ When we move tell ’em back up/ Click the clack,” before delivering the bar that got a lot of people wilding online, “All you b***hes Rosa Parks, uh-oh get your a** up!”
The line got mixed reaction from social media users, though not a few people were disappointed by the bar and accused the “Bang Bang” rapper of disrespecting the late activist, who is called the “first lady of civil rights” and the “mother of the freedom movement.” One person said, “Nah that Rosa Parks part I don’t like. You shouldn’t had said that. It’s black history month.” Another mad individual wrote, “I loved it… minus the Rosa Parks line!!! It didn’t make sense and it was on the lines of disrespectful!”
Some people decided not to listen to the full version of the song due to the line, while another commented, “I don’t see nothing cute about this song did y’all not hear what she said that was mad disrespectful.” Meanwhile, a different person said, “I liked everything besides the ‘Rosa Parks part’ like damn ain’t it black history month? Where’s the respect.”
The backlash aside, this isn’t the first time Nicki references a female figure in black history. During an episode of her radio show “Queen”, she compared herself to abolitionist and political activist Harriet Tubman when airing her frustration about music industry politics.