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Nicki Minaj Rings In New Year 2017 At E11EVEN Miami

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Nicki Minaj released the artsy video for her latest Queen single “Hard White” today and some of her fans are convinced that it contains a sly shot at her former fast friend and Young Money labelmate Drake (who she also unfollowed on Instagram last month). At the 1:30 mark of the video above, a quick image of a scorpion being dismembered flashes across the screen as Nicki declares that she “got these b*tches shook, they shocked, no stun gun.”

Of course, Scorpion was the title of Drake’s most recent album which released June 29 of last year, just about a month before Nicki’s release of Queen on August 10. While both albums received lukewarm critical reception overall, Drake’s “In My Feelings” became a huge hit after it was included in a viral dance meme and sales remained high through most of the year. Queen, on the other hand, had a hard time gaining traction, prompting an angry response from Nicki on her Queen Radio Beats 1 show. However, the real reason for their falling out may have more to do with Drake patching up his beef with Nicki’s former flame Meek Mill, bringing him out onstage during a tour stop in Boston and appearing on the Philly rapper’s album Championships in November.

While Drake did include a reference to Nicki on Scorpion, its relative ambiguity left it open to interpretation.



Article Courtesy of Uproxx

First Picture Courtesy of Axelle/Bauer-Griffin and Getty Images

Second Picture Courtesy of Alexander Tamargo and Getty Images

First and Second Tweet and Third through Eighth Picture Courtesy of Twitter 

Video Courtesy of YouTube, Vevo, and Uproxx

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