If you woke up this morning and noticed Nicki Minaj and Latto trending on Twitter, it’s because they got into a huge argument last night.
It all started when it was reported that Nicki Minaj’s song “Super Freaky Girl” would be nominated in pop categories at the 2023 Grammy Awards instead of in rap.
Nicki vented about the move on Instagram Live, mentioning that if her song isn’t considered rap, then songs like Latto’s “Big Energy” shouldn’t be either.
“If ‘Super Freaky Girl’ is pop, then so is ‘Big Energy,'” she said. “If you move ‘Super Freaky Girl’ out of rap and put it in pop, do the same with ‘Big Energy.’ Same producers on both songs by the way, if you want to talk about it. So let’s keep shit fair.”
She continued venting on Twitter, posting this tweet reiterating what she said on the live.
And tweeted this one, after a fan pulled out receipts of Latto actually referring to “Big Energy” as a pop song.
Anyway, Latto appeared to enter the chat exactly 17 minutes later, when she tweeted: “Damn I can’t win for losing… all these awards/noms I can’t even celebrate.”
And basically, all hell broke loose after that.
After they seemingly tried to talk things out offline, Nicki, as XXL notes, came back to Twitter with a screenshot of a message Latto appeared to send her and called her a “Karen” in the caption for not supporting her.
“This Karen has probably mentioned my name in over 100 interviews,” she wrote in the post, which has since been deleted. “Says she waited in line for Pink Friday w|her Barbie chain on, bangs, pink hair…but today, scratch off decides to be silent; rather than speak up for the black woman she called her biggest inspiration. ☺️😘”
Latto then tweeted that her love for Nicki was actually why she tried to talk things out between them outside of the internet. “1st of all I texted u cause I didn’t wanna do the internet sht w sum1 I looked up to. Just like the 1st time I DMed u asking about ur ongoing subtweets. I wanted to speak up cuz like I said I do agree but the way u going about it seems malicious esp. after how we left off.”
She then accused Nicki of being a “bully” as she claimed that Nicki has shaded her multiple other times before. “I’ve ignored countless subtweets since March and instead addressed u in the dm,” Latto wrote. “You’re asking why I didn’t speak up in ur defense… it’s the same answer I gave u when u asked why I didn’t congratulate you. Ur literally older than my mom tryna be a bully @NICKIMINAJ.”
Rather than responding to her claims about the subtweets, Nicki replied by saying Latto looks older than her actual age. “All this time I thought you was at least 35.”
Latto, who’s 23, BTW, then kept calling Nicki a “40-year-old bully” as she proceeded to pull examples of instances where she believes Nicki was shading her.
And clearly, Nicki didn’t take too kindly to that. “Age shaming when you look like YOU the one pushing 40,” she shot back. “Age shaming but was BEGGING for a feature. Imagine what dem genes gon do in 10 years 😅 Oh so you in your 20’s. Oh ok then. At least it match your  album sales. You sold 20K right? Mad u flopped. That’s why u rlly mad 😜”
Latto didn’t get into any of that — she just continued to press Nicki on “where the random shade started coming from.”
…leading Nicki to bring up Latto’s history of working with problematic artists like Kodak Black and Dr. Luke, who have also faced their own accusations of sexual assault. Both artists have denied the allegations. In addition to that, Nicki also mentioned the alleged 30-plus-year age gap between Latto’s own parents.
The argument just kept going and going and getting messier from there. I personally ended up packing it up and going to bed as it started to die down. Hopefully, this will be the end of it. We will keep you updated if there are any further updates.