Is Nicki Minaj contending with more criticism than usual?
The war of words between Nicki Minaj and a plethora of journalists sees no end. The slew foot becomes you, and I'm at risk myself of drawing the ire of any one I criticize for lack of better (words or judgement). But needless to say, writers look after their own, musicians do the same, but does the gambit really pay off. In my estimation, both sides of the equation feed off one and other. The symbiosis is now more important than ever, because in 2018, bloggers and journalism have become the virtual deejays for a generation of musicians.
The Forbes writer, Bryan Rolli never-the-less criticized Nicki Minaj knowing his relationship with her and other artists hung in the balance. He posited that "FEFE" was Nicki Minaj's last ditch to stay relevant, that her album rollout for Queen reeks "of desperation and hypocrisy," and that above all else, that all her blunders with the press distract from what should be her main focus: her music.
Here's an excerpt from his Forbes piece:
"Three months later and Minaj is still chasing the success of “Chun-Li.” Her proper follow-up single, the Ariana Grande-assisted “Bed,” stalled at No. 43 on the Hot 100 despite a sultry vocal hook and tropical dance beat that seemed destined to dominate airwaves. Minaj reciprocated the favor by sleepwalking through Grande’s “The Light Is Coming,” a curious electro-pop number that only reached No. 95 on the Hot 100. But neither of these unremarkable tracks could prepare listeners for Minaj’s latest move: “FEFE,” her abominable collaboration with 22-year-old Brooklyn rapper 6ix9ine."