Don’t expect to see Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott on a song together anytime soon. During a recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the rapper was asked about the feud that’s been simmering between her and Scott ever since she accused him of using his girlfriend, Kylie Jenner, and daughter, Stormi, to help sell copies of his new album, Astroworld.
Minaj insisted that she wasn’t “angry” that Scott’s album claimed the number-one spot on the Billboard charts ahead of her recently released album, Queen. She just wanted to “punch him in his f*cking face.” OK, then.
"The thing is, it’s not anger, it’s what’s right and what’s wrong and what’s fair. I’ve had a number-two album and I never cared," she told DeGeneres. "It’s just that when you have a number-two album to someone who is selling shirts and merch, and selling passes for a tour that's not even announced yet, it feels like you’re being tricked. It feels like someone is playing a game and like beating you at a game as opposed to just selling music. I want to sell music. He sold a lot of T-shirts and sweaters and tour passes, and so we’re not going to have that!"
While Scott and Jenner have not yet publicly engaged with Minaj, they did reportedly request to have their seats moved away from Minaj at the VMAs. But that hasn’t stopped Minaj from telling the world exactly how she feels time and time again.
“I want to make sure I say this, because sometimes people think you're ungrateful, and I'm the most grateful person in the world. I love being grateful and remembering that things can be worse,” she added on Ellen. “I started from nothing. I'm one of those people who...I get it. But I don't like being bullied and I don't like being taken advantage of. Sometimes people use scare tactics against you because they know, especially as a black woman, people will call you 'angry' or 'bitter.' So, now it's almost like we're not allowed to defend ourselves or stand up for ourselves. And I'm not going to have that."