Nicki Minaj went on a little rant about how people in the industry are molding the public's perception of her after the release of Queen. The rapper says she has "proof on that" even though she herself did not believe people were literally paid to "bully me behind the scenes."

DJ Akademiks might have seen himself in her twitter thread because the Queen artist commented on one of his posts, labeling his content as "FAKE NEWS." Since then, Akademiks has been posting up against the rapper. He first started by addressing the "FAKE NEWS" comment.

First, his approach was somewhat soft, simply reporting Nicki's own perspective:

"#nickiminaj says her total for “QUEEN” which right now says 190K first week isn’t accurate. She says wait till Sunday!!" 

Then, he throws some slight shade by pointing out that both Travis Scott is also waiting for the final count for his Astroworld sales after merch/bundles:

"In response to Nicki Minaj... babe we don’t do fake news. However, your label and Travis Scott label are actively tryna contest and dispute what the normal reporting numbers are based on bundles and additives y’all did during the week to bolster sales. Still good numbers for you both."

Finally, the public figure asked for that "proof" Nicki mentioned. Either way, he is unbothered and will continue to post content the way he always has.

"Could we get some names and receipts on these claims Nicki... not sure if these tweets were indirect after I announced sales. But low key I don’t care bout none of y’all lol... and nobody could pay me to make anybody look like anything’. And to be clear.. maybe others get paid to make cardi b look better than u. But be specific . When u start kicking her ass with the sales n “stats” I’ll post that too... and won’t care what she thinks bout that either. Just saying. 👸. I’ll be here posting stats next week too about another artist whoever dropped this week. Next week we’ll focus on thug. He just dropped "

Nicki Minaj seems to be focused on gratitude as she awaits her official sales numbers.

Still, her fans are urging her to put this whole thing to bed one way or another.