Nicki Minaj Reflects on XXXTentacion’s Death: ‘We Don’t Want to Feel That Again’

Nicki Minaj doesn’t want her FEFE collaborator, 6ix9ine, to face same fate as the late XXXTentacion, and it is why she is asking the younger rapper to tone down his trolling antics.

“I don’t want people to think that that’s all he is, because it’s not,” Nicki said on The Whoolywood Shuffle. “You gotta be so careful, because you get such short window of time to make that overall, first impression—before people in their head think they have you figured all out. […] I want people to see the good qualities in him.”

DJ Whoo Kid responded by noting how 6ix9ine’s trollish nature could have deadly consequences: “And R.I.P. [XXXTentacion]. We don’t want another triple X nonsense going down.”

To which Nicki responded, saying, “Absolutely. That’s the real shit. I don’t want to say that, but that’s obviously the realest part of it. We don’t want that. Nobody wants that.”

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Nicki further revealed that she and The Game spoke about XXX’s death and how he felt it was their responsibility to stop the senseless killings. Plus, The Game and 6ix9ine had feuded.

“He and Tekashi I think had an issue or something—I don’t know. But I just know that when I talked to The Game, he was like, ‘I don’t any more young people in our culture dying for nothing. We have to stop this,’” Nicki recalled. “[…] XXXTentacion may not have been the biggest artist, but [his murder] hurt us like we knew him, or like we were the biggest fan. Because we knew that this was a life cut too short, too soon, right? And it just bothered us, and we don’t want to feel that again. […] You guys are talented—you don’t need to do the extra shit.”

The rapper moved on to other topics ranging from working with Jay-Z, her thoughts on Kim Kardashian, to the  Future-assisted record she pulled from Queen. Nicki said the tracks referenced the people she previously dated.

“So there’s two songs that I took off that album because of that; they were talking about two different people, two different exes,” she said. “It was too bad […] Like, there’s a song I took off the album with Future—he loves the song, by the way, and I love it, too—but it’s some relationship shit. I think someone would’ve been offended by it. But I’m still gonna put it on the album because I love the song.”

Watch the interview below.

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