Over the past week, Nicki Minaj has been receiving feedback from the public and her peers in the industry.Apparently, the Young Money queen has also managed to get ahold of positive feedback from some of her most unrelenting critics. And so in the spirit of 'real recognizing real', it brought her great pleasure to acknowledge them for their co-sign over the weekend.
"Takes real n***** to do this. I don’t mind criticism, but hating on smthn that’s clearly hard AF will only make you look less credible, miserable, & prove your issues are PERSONAL & unwarranted. So respect to everyone showin love," Nicki wrote in the caption of an Instagram post
Since the release of "Chung-Li," followers of the head Barb in charge's page have twice been reminded of the success it has enjoyed on the charts, with the first post she put up relative to the topic citing the single as having risen to no. 1 among song's streamed.
Holding down the no. 2 spot was her other heat-rock, "Barbie Tingz." She mixed a screenshot of the list in with a series of video clips of Swizz Beats, Angela Simmons, Kevin Hart, Blac Chyna, and others vibing to the music.
Then on Sunday, April 15, Nicki notified fans that she and Drake are the only two artists who each currently have more than one cut charting in the top 10 of iTunes U.S. However, she first took a moment to underscore how transcendent "Chung-Li" is proving to be, by hitting them off with reactions from the likes of Funk Flex, who has long quarreled with his fellow New York native.
"I haven’t asked anyone to promote my music. Haven’t buttered anyone up behind the scenes, haven’t booked their show, reached out, NOTHING! I simply dropped music & hoped that the REAL ones (even ppl who’ve said negative things in the past) would acknowledge & give credit when/where it’s due," she wrote - noting that in addition to doing her own writing and recording, what fans were hearing on the song was an artist who was largely responsible for the production.