Nicki Minaj‘s sense of humor is a little different from most people’s.
The rap queen posts quirky, funny things to her social media to prove that she doesn’t take herself or life too seriously – but her last upload crossed the line for many fans. Nicki posted a video of herself laughing at a woman, who appears to have a mental illness, on the streets of Miami.
In the clip, the woman can be heard telling Nicki she “didn’t need her help” and asking her to “go away” as Nicki calls after her, laughing. Some commenters claim it’s well-known in South Beach that the woman in the video is mentally ill. One fan wrote, “She had enough money to get that women (sic) help…but she chose instead to humiliate them online.”
Another commented, “You remember when you started out of nowhere you now tease people.”
But her fans weren’t the only ones outraged by the clip; the National Alliance on Mental Illness also spoke out, saying the clip is an invasion of the woman’s privacy and dehumanizes her. The Alliance says they’re upset that Nicki used her fame to influence young people in a negative manner. The association’s rep stated, “Nobody would make fun of a cancer patient, and mental illness is an illness like any other.”
Do you think Nicki Minaj was out of line for the incident? Check out the clip above.