I wanted to step outside the box and, for once, defend Nicki without hesitation. But it’s things like this, siccing her millions of fans to cyberbully and harass another Black woman online, that make her a hypocrite. She’s no better. In fact, using her power and influence to punch down, makes her worse. This type of celebrity-fueled bullying is a pattern for Nicki and ironically, the people who have born the brunt of its effects, losing their job, intense harassment, have been Black women.

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