Forbes writer Bryan Rolli is criticizing Nicki Minaj following the release of her new song "FEFE." He said that the track was Minaj's last attempt to stay relevant.
In his article, Rolli said that Minaj might have felt the pressure at the moment because she will release her new album called Queen in two weeks. Minaj's last album, The Pink Print, was released four years ago.
However, the singer's latest efforts have not been successful. At the moment, Minaj is still chasing the success of "Chun-Li."
The song "Bed," her collaboration with Ariana Grande, only ranked no. 43 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Minaj lent her voice to Grande's new song, "The Light Is Coming," but the track stalled at no. 95 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Rolli noted that Minaj is no longer the industry's most sought-after female rapper. She now has to contend with Cardi B. The Forbes contributor also said that the other things that Minaj does tend to distract other people from what they should focus on about her: her music.
"Minaj's Queen rollout reeks of desperation and hypocrisy, and her recent output isn't nearly good enough to distract from her actions, let alone justify them. If she doesn't chart a corrective course of action soon, she may release Queen only to find her crown still missing," concluded Rolli.
Nicki Minaj, 6ix9ine Collaboration
In related news, Minaj also made headlines after it had been reported that she collaborated with 6ix9ine. Fans are wondering why Minaj decided to team up with a convicted sex criminal who pleaded guilty to the use of a child in a sexual performance.
Fans are displeased with the singer as Minaj is a known advocate for women's rights, but she is working with someone who abused a child. Minaj and 6ix9ine teamed up on "FEFE." In the Candyland-themed music video, the two artists are seen using kids props and sexualizing them.
Reactions To Nicki Minaj, 6ix9ine
Kristin Corry, a writer for Noisey, said that the childlike aesthetic of the music video is ill-fitting for 6ix9ine because he is constantly being referred to as a pedophile. The rapper has also been feuding with other artists and Twitter users.
"Ur giving rap a bad name making music with him lol just stop," said one of Minaj's fans.
What seems worse is that Minaj and 6ix9ine are scheduled to go on tour together.