Nicki Minaj has had no shortage of controversial moments across her career.
In this case, Nicki has decided she's switched sexualities—a comment not sitting well with many queer fans.
On Doja Cat's "Say So" remix, Minaj includes the lyrics:
"Tell Mike Jordan send me my retros / Used to be bi now I'm just hetero."
Minaj has since claimed she was never bi in the first place, telling Rolling Stone:
"I think girls are sexy...But I'm not going to lie and say that I date girls."
No but Nicki really said “used to be bi but now I’m just hetero” WHAT IS WRONG WITH HER 😭 #SaySoRMX https://t.co/O4HkmnmnQW— emily (@emily) 1588306884.0
I know Nicki Minaj did NOT just said “used to be bi now I’m just hetero” .... this ain’t it .... delete immediately— czam 👼🏻 (@czam 👼🏻) 1588306327.0
now wayment did nicki minaj really say “used to be bi but now i’m just hetero” in that say so remix like it's sumn… https://t.co/p92y6nfDuZ— ƈɧཞơ๓ąɬıƈꪖ 🐙 #savetheoa (@ƈɧཞơ๓ąɬıƈꪖ 🐙 #savetheoa) 1588308391.0
nicki minaj when she switched from bi to hetero https://t.co/8XVW1arVGS— bloomthisway 🌬 (@bloomthisway 🌬) 1588308118.0
Nicki Minaj said “I used to be bi, now I’m just hetero” and that is why I prefer to not date bisexuals🤦🏾♀️— Bou-Bout My Wife🗣 (@Bou-Bout My Wife🗣) 1588446685.0
Though the argument can be made that whatever Nicki is experiencing is valid.
So wait why are ppl mad at Nicki for saying she was bi. If she was she was why y’all mad? That’s her experience?— kalifornian (@kalifornian) 1588323893.0
Most people are of the mind that it invalidates bisexual identity.
There is already some serious disrespect from both straight and queer folks leveled at bisexual people.
nicki minaj : " used to be bi but now im just hetero " me, an intellectual : https://t.co/aTlOTDHvK4— - a | THE HALF OF IT SPOLIERS (@- a | THE HALF OF IT SPOLIERS) 1588365136.0
nicki minaj when she said she used to be bi but now she’s hetero https://t.co/ImDRdyAOj9— joey (@joey) 1588401337.0
i think if nicki minaj is gonna say “used to be bi but now i’m just hetero” then she should stop being selfish and… https://t.co/fW0DIflfpK— mr mamas (@mr mamas) 1588308087.0
"Used to be Bi, now I'm just hetero" - @NICKIMINAJ x #SaySoRMX https://t.co/nItCdPZDFJ— Author Moon Bey 🌙 (@Author Moon Bey 🌙) 1588340912.0
Sexuality is fluid, but most experts and advocates agree it is not a choice.
Some argued Minaj's comments undercut the entire LGBTQ+ community.
That Nicki verse is so gross... “I used to be bi but now I’m just hetero” yes thank you that makes bisexuals look g… https://t.co/XXOAAqtk8c— the emma amber keeps seeing on twitch (@the emma amber keeps seeing on twitch) 1588306936.0
did nicki minaj just said she was bi but now she’s hetero https://t.co/KwybjJxNFf— a (@a) 1588385771.0
"Used to be bi, but now I'm just hetero." #NickiMinaj #SaySoRemix https://t.co/Zua1vJqMgd— Bri (@Bri) 1588313616.0
PLEASE tell me I did not just hear Nicki Minaj say “used to be bi, but now I’m just hetero.” https://t.co/I55ufsBdEm— Daddy God (@Daddy God) 1588307352.0
did nicki minaj REALLY just say “used to be bi but now i’m hetero”? https://t.co/Rtkx8boclo— adam (@adam) 1588306326.0
This is not the first time Nicki Minaj has come under fire for homophobia in her music.
Nicki's LGBTQ+ standing has definitely been shook by these lyrics. Will we be surprised the next time it happens?
The book Sex Rules!: Astonishing Sexual Practices and Gender Roles Around the World—Understanding Human Sexuality, Women & Power, Sex and Gender Identity is available here.