Is Nicki Minaj’s “Hard White” Video Throwing Shots At Drake, Cardi B & The Grammys?
Nicki Minaj delivered her new “Hard White” video on Thursday (January 31) and fan theories are running wild. Around the 1:32-minute mark, a black scorpion appears and is promptly ripped apart into several pieces.
Considering Drake’s latest album is called Scorpion, many fans are assuming it’s a shot at the 6 God.
Although the scorpion scene is brief, it’s caused quite an uproar on Twitter (naturally). Last December, fans noticed Drake and Nicki — who are both part of the Young Money family — weren’t following each other on social media. Of course, speculation started to swirl around the status of their relationship.
Other theories suggest Black Barbie is also throwing a shot a perceived rival Cardi B with not only the line, “I ain’t ever have to strip to get the pole position” (a reference to Cardi’s stripper past) but also with the Mike Ho-directed video. Fans believe a dead bird falling from the sky is supposed to symbolize Cardi’s fall from grace.
But that’s not all. Toward the beginning of the visual, a Grammy trophy flashes across the screen as Nicki raps, “I’m the trophy of the game/Everybody trying to win me,” which many have concluded is a diss aimed at the Grammy Awards.
“Hard White” is taken from Nicki’s Queen project, one of Oktunes’s Most Disappointing Albums of 2018.
Check out the “Hard White” video up top and some of the reactions to the imagery in the visual below.