Nicki Minaj Calls Out YouTube After Platform Allegedly Places An Age Restriction On Her Music Video For ‘Likkle Miss Remix’: This Is What They Do To Keep You From Winning
Nicki Minaj has called out YouTube after the social media platform allegedly restricted certain ages from watching her latest video.
Earlier today (September 26), rapper Nicki Minaj took to her official social media accounts to call out the video-sharing website/application YouTube. Real name Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, the singer/songwriter alleged that YouTube restricted her music video for her song “Likkle Miss Remix” featuring musical artist Skeng.
According to Nicki Minaj’s latest posts, she says YouTube, which she refers to as “DUDTUBE,” put an age restriction on her music video to prevent the visual from gaining a lot of views within the first day of its release.
Minaj, 39, also claimed to her 200+ million followers that the platform redirects viewers from watching her videos with pop-up ads that promote other people. She voiced her thoughts on the situation via an IG post and wrote,
“Imagine this. They restricted my f*cking video but have things a million f*cking times worse on their BOGUS FKNG PLATFORM. this is what they do to keep you from winning while doing ads for other ppl and posting FAKE FKNG
STATS because the same ppl who run YouTube are in bed with a certain record label and mngmnt
company. GO SUCK OUT YA MUDDA BIG PUM PUM. LYOR IT BETTER NOT BE YOU”
In another IG post, the Trinidadian rapper followed with,
“This was done to stop us from getting a lot of views in the first 24 hours. The DUDS at my label allow ppl to use my videos all the time to promote weak sh*t but said we can’t buy promo for my videos. @youtube @youtubemusic it’s time y’all tell ppl that you’re in bed with a whole RECORD LABEL & MNGMNT COMPANY!!!!! HOW LONG HAVE YALL BEEN PLAYING THE NUMBERS GAME TO LIE & PRETEND PPL R DOING “GOOD” WHEN THEY R NOT?!?!’ HOW MUCH AD SPACE DID THESE DUDS PURCHASE TO BE PROMOTED ON MY CHANNEL IN THE LAST 5 YEARS?!??!!!! #LikkleMisSREMIXVideo”
Minaj also took to Twitter to express her frustrations with the popular video website. One fan claimed that other artists would be recommended when they typed in Minaj’s name on YouTube. In response to the fan, Minaj said,
“Ok well let’s call a thing a thing. They been getting away with it for years!!!!!!! Why should you have to
BEG not to see DUDS??!!!!”
“YouTube are DUDS.”
The rapstress appears to put YouTube on blast even further by urging her fans to capture every time they received a pop-up to watch another video. Minaj tweeted,
“For the next 48 hours screen shot every time you’re on DUDTUBE trying to watch the QUEEN & get directed to a F*CKING DUD.”
Minaj reiterated the message to her supporters via her IG stories and said,
“Everyone go leave a comment on my video right now & screen shot every time you receive a pop up telling you to watch some DUD video.”
The “Likkle Miss Remix” video dropped yesterday (September 25) on YouTube and has since been added back to the platform without age restriction. Seemingly unamused, Minaj wrote in response to the video being back up,
“F*CK THEM DUDS, THEY CANT
GIVE US BACK OUR FIRST 24
HOURS CAN THEY?!?!!! SO MISSION ACCOMPLISHED”
YouTube has yet to comment on the matter.
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