The Barbz are undeniably a force to be reckoned with, and they do not take lightly to criticism about their fave Ms.Minaj. Over the weekend, Usher found himself the victim of the wrath of the Barbz after some comments he made about the rapper and arch-nemesis Lil Kim. 

During an Instagram live session between Usher and Swizz Beatz, the two discussed the Verzuz battle series that has given us iconic battles between T-Pain and Lil Jon, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, and, most recently, Ludacris battling with Nelly this past weekend. Swizz mentioned that he’s seen a lot of Lil Kim vs. Nicki requests, which Usher disagreed with, saying Nicki is a product of Kim. Familiar with the ruthless behavior of the Barbz, Swizz Beatz responded, “You’re already trending on Twitter right now.” 

The Barbz had some choice words for the 41-year-old R&B legend, who unleashed their rage on the singer, claiming he is using Nicki’s name for relevancy and attention, among other things.

Just last month, Usher was involved in drama following The Weeknd claiming Usher’s hit song “Climax” ripped off his sound.

Nicki also recently just achieved her first #1 single ever for her verse on the remix of Doja Cat’s hit song “Say So.”