Nicki Minaj Congratulates Zendaya on Her Barbie Doll, Makes It About Herself at the Same Time [Photos]


The Internet collectively congratulated Zendaya Coleman on receiving a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind Barbie doll in her likeness over the weekend.


Social media was abuzz with celebration and words of encouragement from fans and celebrities alike—one of whom was Nicki Minaj.

However, Nicki’s remarks struck some as more of an acknowledgement of her own accomplishments rather than a true celebration of Zendaya’s.

Nicki took to Instagram to congratulate Zendaya but shared a photo of her OWN Barbie from a few years ago, writing:

Congrats on your doll, Zendaya! Did u know Barbie made me one a cpl years back? ???????? It was such an honor & a HUGE surprise. Anyway, I love your doll’s hair! I love what it means for other little girls who will identify with it & be empowered. Continue to be proud of yourself girls!!!!! ???? #Barbie

It wasn’t long before people saw right through Nicki’s “compliment.” Nicki later followed up with a proper picture of Zendaya’s doll (along with another picture of her own) and insisted they be “BFFs.”

  ???????? @zendaya ???????? they should have matching bff Barbie cars with the dreamhouse to match. Love this.   A photo posted by Nicki Minaj (@nickiminaj) on

What do you think? Was Nicki being shady?

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