- Twitter: Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj is being berated by some of her music industry peers for what they feel is her lack of talent.
Minaj, 29, was recently the topic of discussion for Lady Gaga's producer DJ White Shadow and the R&B trio TLC's lead singer Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, who each questioned her talent.
White Shadow took to Twitter to question the amount of talent that Minaj has.
"OK. Nicki Minaj...Get a grip. You are lucky, not talented," the producer tweeted recently. "Stop. Please stop. XO. DJWS.'
While the tweet was later deleted, the producer posted another message on the social networking website to make sure that his opinion was recognized.
"Oops didn't mean to delete that. But I don't recall what I said, basically it was 'come on son' to Nicki. Cause you are wack," the producer tweeted.
However, Lady Gaga's producer was not the only person in the music industry to sound off on Minaj recently. T-Boz of TLC recently spoke out on the blog "This Is Max" where she also questioned Minaj serving as a judge on "American Idol".
"Why is she there? And then…now they've got rappers that don't even sing judging," Watkins said. "So, this is totally based off of popularity I guess. I mean, to each their own. Get your money, honey. All I'm saying is, I will never watch [your] shows again."
Minaj recently spoke to TheGrio.com about the fact that she has an overwhelming amount of critics despite her accomplishments.
"There are certain things that I have to say because of the scrutiny that I get. For goodness sake I just did a Pepsi commercial," Minaj said. "I did a multi-million dollar Pepsi campaign. Name one female rapper that's done that. You can't."
The rapper named many of her other accomplishments in the publication that she does not feel others recognize.
"People hear me talk sometimes and they think I'm trying to be cocky. No, I'm trying to be real. I'm trying to give facts," Minaj told TheGrio. "When I say things like that, I'm not discrediting anyone. Again I want to say I respect and love every female rapper that paved the way for me, okay, but I do think that people don't respect the roads I'm now paving for others."