Some People Are Saying Nicki Minaj Is Not ‘Feeling’ Tyga’s Relationship With Kylie Jenner

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Is Nicki Minaj throwin’ shade like it’s sunny?

Yesterday, Minaj and Beyoncé released the “Feeling Myself” video as a Tidal exclusive. (Though, of course, no one uses Tidal, and therefore the video was quickly uploaded to alternative sources.)  In the video, Minaj can be seen wearing a see-through Givenchy jersey with the word “pervert” and the number “17” on it.

What is the significance of this sartorial choice? One theory states it’s a subtle dig at a rapper who goes by the name Tyga. Let’s break it down:

  • Tyga is 25-years-old.
  • Tyga is reportedly dating 17-year-old Kylie Jenner (and has been for quite some time).
  • Some people think it is somewhat gross (and/or illegal) for a 25-year-old man to be dating a 17-year-old girl. Those people might call the 25-year-old man a pervert.

You might now be thinking, “So what? It’s just a jersey.” And you would, honestly, be correct. But it is also worth noting that Minaj and Tyga do have previous beef. In an interview with Vibe in October, Tyga stated that he doesn’t get along with Minaj or with her close friend, Drake. In March, Minaj revealed that she and Tyga butted heads over the song “Truffle Butter,” which appeared on her album, but not before (she alleges) Tyga leaked his own version once he found out she had claimed it. “I thought that was a little bit disrespectful,” Minaj said, “because I had always shown him love.”

So with that it mind, it definitely seems more likely Minaj might possibly be making a dig at Tyga in the video. That’s the thing about truly high-quality shade, though: oftentimes you never know for sure.

One thing we do know for sure is that Tyga’s relationship with Kylie is, to quote Minaj’s “Did It On ‘Em”: EW!