Nicki Minaj is being criticized for releasing yet another song with controversial rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine.
Tuesday on Instagram, the “Super Bass” rapper announced that the song and music video for “Trollz” — her latest collaboration with the “Gooba” MC — will drop Thursday at midnight.
A portion of the proceeds — from the track as well as merchandise — will be donated to The Bail Project Inc., which provides assistance to low-income individuals who cannot afford to pay bail while awaiting trial.
“We want to protect and support the thousands of brave people working on the front lines of social justice, using their voices to demand AN END to the targeting and killing of Black Americans by the police. #BlackLivesMatter,” she wrote on her page.
However, many fans criticized Minaj for working again with 6ix9ine, who has pleaded guilty to charges related to gang activity, as well as a felony count of use of a child in a sexual performance. (In a November 2017 interview with DJ Akademiks, 6ix9ine claimed he had “no sexual contact” with the 13-year-old girl who appeared in the explicit music video and denied knowing she was a minor.)
“Nicki Minaj literally heard everyone’s concerns about her associating with sex offenders and she ignored every last one. She is working with 6ix9ine yet again with more child-like art yet again. Nicki this is so tone deaf. Why???” one Twitter user said, referencing Minaj’s sex-offender husband Kenneth Petty — who in April 1995 was convicted of first degree attempted rape of a 16-year-old girl.
“Nicki really got another song with 6ix9ine. She just don’t care who she pisses off,” another wrote.
“The fact they are trying to mask their clout chasing with a donation is laughable,” an IG user added.
Last month, hunger relief campaign No Kid Hungry refused to accept 6ix9ine’s $200K donation.
“We are grateful for Mr. Hernandez’s generous offer to donate to No Kid Hungry but we have informed his representatives that we have declined this donation,” Laura Washburn, No Kid Hungry’s director of strategic communications, said in a statement. “As a child-focused campaign, it is our policy to decline funding from donors whose activities do not align with our mission and values.”
In response, 6ix9ine slammed the foundation on social media, exclaiming, “@nokidhungry rather take food out the mouth of these innocent children I never seen something so cruel.”
Minaj and 6ix9ine previously collaborated on 2018’s “Fefe” and “Mama.”