Dedicated fanbases have aided countless artists in reaching new heights, and they will fly in to defend their heroes with such zeal that you’d think they knew them personally.
Rihanna’s Navy, Beyoncé’s BeyHive, Megan Thee Stallion’s Hotties, Mariah Carey’s Lambs, Justin Bieber’s Beliebers, Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters, and the Barbz’s (Nicki Minaj).
When things get a little out of hand on social media, artists are frequently chastised for not keeping their fanbases in check, and while these passionate fans will go to great lengths for their heroes, they are frequently the target of criticism owing to the odd nasty words.
Bobby Lytes, Trina’s cousin and star of Love & Hip Hop Miami, sent a letter to the Barbz on Friday (July 16), accusing them of pitting women in the music industry against each other just because they love Minaj.
“Barbz Greetings! I promise you, it’ll be OK, and you can put that old feud behind you adding Cardi B was targeted for her participation on Normani’s Friday release, “Wild Side,” therefore it was presumed he was alluding to Nicki and Cardi B.
“I can assure you that none of those ladies is concerned about that old beef,” he continued.
“They’ve formed lovely families; they’re human, and life goes on. I swear you’re the ones that keep this phoney and stupid narrative going. Why can’t you all just be happy and continue to be the amazing fans you’ve always been?”
Before dubbing the Barbz a “militia that has arisen to essentially pit female Rap artists against one other,” Lytes begged them to “stop spreading the hate.”
“Is that what your queen really wants?” he inquired.
Lytes went on to say that he no longer wants to face backlash from his fans because he supports another female rapper.
The Barbz were quick to respond with a clap of their own. Please read his complete post below and let us know if you agree with him.
I hate hypocrites ! @BobbyLytes you were the main one dragging the beef just because Nicki decided not to do the MV with ur cousin ! you always input yourself into shit that has NOTHING to do with you ! YALL BLAME THE BARBZ FOR EVERYTHING pic.twitter.com/tfyJkk8cQV
— 𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗶 , 𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗼 ,𝗱𝗼𝗷𝗮 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗼𝘂𝘁 (@PENIELMARAJ) July 16, 2021
@BobbyLytes U woke up tuhday and wrote a whole THINKPIECE about the BARBZ. Ion know what narrative u have about us in ur head. But stay out of r fuckin business. And get a fuckin life😒 go bck to feening 4 lil nas😉
— ITS BARBIE BITCH🦄 (@Barbietingzmyx) July 16, 2021
HUH?! “I’m tired of being harassed for showing love to another female rapper” I pinky pinkprint promise we (barbz) don’t care about you or what you do or who you do/don’t support @BOBBYLYTES
— Aunt D (@Nann_Ninja) July 16, 2021
Any time you want attention you tap on the barbz! we’re your worst obsession & it’s sad!!! I see why YOU get dragged in real life. Worry about your cousin and her FLOP career or your next line on love and flip FLOP, leave the barbz outta your frog mouth 😘 You ENVY us babe 🤣🤣🤣
— 𝐁𝐀𝐑𝐁𝐈𝐄 ♛ (@minajleaked) July 16, 2021
I got a collab coming with @KingNoire for ONLYFANS! Wait until y’all get into this! 🔥🔥🔥
— BOBBY LYTES (@BobbyLytes) July 16, 2021