Twitter Cries Cultural Appropriation Following Nicki Minaj's "SNL" Performance
There is No mercy.
New York, NY – Nicki Minaj was the musical guest for the season finale of Saturday Night Live on Saturday (May 19).
During their presentation, the Queens of the superstar did a live version of "Chun-Li", while wearing traditional Japanese attire.
Minaj, whose functioning comes ahead of his upcoming album of the Queen, also wore chopsticks in her hair, had a number of Asian backup dancers and uses an Asian style pavilion as part of the backdrop.
After the show aired, Twitter blew up with tweets accusing Minaj of cultural appropriation. Many people wondered why a white Utah teen was recently accused of cultural appropriation in order to attend his high school graduation party in a Chinese-themed dress while Minaj seemed to get a pass.
It is not cultural appropriation if you're a celebrity, right? @NICKIMINAJ #NickiOnSNL @daumkeziah pic.twitter.com/A6fGvHNJet
— Jade (@JadeskiFL) May 20, 2018
Last September, Minaj spoke out against the cultural appropriation in the fashion industry while performing at Philipp Plein Spring/Summer '18 catwalk during Fashion Week in New York.
"Thank you for including our culture," he said. "The designers get to be really large, very rich of our culture, and then you don't see a son of a bitch that looks nothing like us in the front row half the time."
However, several Twitter users were outraged Minaj was not responsible for the Saturday appearance on SNL.
Check out the reactions below.
Is this not what the liberals refer to as the cultural appropriation? #NickiOnSNL #SNL #SNLFinale #NickiMinaj pic.twitter.com/TeRllQeIym
— Terri Sulman (@terrisulman) May 20, 2018
I @NICKIMINAJ this was effing racist and offensive AF! cultural appropriation for entertainment is not okay! https://t.co/OZBBS8CORh
— The Lil Report (@thelilreport) May 20, 2018
How can a Caucasian 18 year old girl gets ridiculed for "cultural appropriation" for wearing a beautiful dre