Nicki Minaj is being slammed across social media platforms after she took to Instagram Sunday to congratulate Zendaya Coleman on her one-of-a-kind Barbie doll. As you may recall, Barbie announced that they would be honoring the 19-year-old actress for standing up for herself after nasty comments were made about her on E!’s “Fashion Police”. In the congratulatory post, Nicki mentioned the time she, herself, was honored by Barbie back in 2011, which is what has people up in arms.
“Congrats on your doll, Zendaya! Did u know Barbie made me one a cpl years back?” the rapper wrote. “It was such an honor & a HUGE surprise. Anyway, I love your doll’s hair! I love what it means for other little girls who will identify with it & be empowered. Continue to be proud of yourself girls!!!!! #Barbie.”
She followed up:
“Nickiminaj @zendaya they should have matching bff Barbie cars with the dreamhouse to match. Love this.”
Instagramers wasted no time sounding off in the comments section, calling the rapper “self-centered,” “shady” and “petty.”
“This was a corny and petty a** congratulations,” one commenter vented. “Posting a pic of her own doll and then with the btw they made me one years ago bit was so unnecessary. You aren’t an appropriate role model for CHILDREN so there’s a huge difference. This post was more about ego than anything else. Smh.”
Honestly, it seems that Nicki is genuinely happy for Zendaya, and the news simply sent her down memory lane. It really doesn’t appear that she was trying to be malicious. However, we can see how some would say the gesture was a bit egotistical.
What are your thoughts on this situation?