Rapper Nicki Minaj received some backlash after she posted a video on social media of an older woman acting crazy in Miami. In the clip, the Young Money/Cash Money emcee makes fun with the old lady, with some back and forth bickering, well at least on the woman’s part.
Apparently, this woman is mentally ill, which made the video not so funny to some people, including a mental health organization, who slammed Nicki for her unsympathetic actions.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-Miami) called the clip an invasion of the woman’s privacy, which dehumanizes her. With Minaj’s 70 million Instagram followers, they claim the clip will influence people in a negative way.
A rep for NAMI says, “Nobody would make fun of a cancer patient, and mental illness is an illness like any other.”
Although Minaj was not aware of the woman’s illness, it’s well-known in South Beach that she’s mentally ill.
The conclusion here — you can’t upload everything online.