ARMY Praises Nicki Minaj for Speaking Out About Alleged Music Industry ‘Blackballing’ BTS

Fans of BTS, also known as ARMY, recently praised Nicki Minaj for indirectly claiming that the South Korean megagroup had been “blackballed” by the Western music industry.

Minaj, 39, reportedly spoke on her radio show, “Queen Radio.” In various clips shared online by fans, Minaj can be heard claiming that certain “rules” have been put in place by the Western music industry so that specific artists have a harder time reaching the top spots on the music charts.

“The rules were to make sure that, never again in history, could an artist or, in my case, two artists, if you know what I’m talking about, who were blackballed get to be #1,” the rapper says. American. “The purpose of these rules – and that’s not to disparage, it’s just to tell you the truth – the purpose of these rules was to ensure that you, as an artist, will always need radio. “

The American rapper, whose full name is Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, further claims that those in power hate it when she or the BTS fan base helps songs released by their idols succeed because it “takes away the power of someone’s hand.”

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“And so, if we’re a fanbase, or let’s say BTS as a fanbase, I know you guys…have seen him come up with this recently,” she said. “Every time we release a song, we can do what we do with ‘Say So’ or ‘Trollz’, and then it takes power away from someone, and they don’t like it. It’s all about power here.

For years, ARMY has worried about how the Western music industry allegedly treats its idols. In 2019, several fans mobilized on Twitter to call the Recording Academy after BTS was dropped from the Grammy nominations list for Album of the Year. ARMY also claimed their idols were snubbed at this year’s Grammy Awards return in April.

Many fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Minaj’s comments on the matter.

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Nicki Minaj mentions BTS and their fanbase on AMP and says they have a lot of power as a fanbase,” one commenter wrote.

“And after all these rules, they couldn’t stop Nicki Minaj and BTS from ranking high as Nicki just got #2 this year, BTS ranks #10 instead,another Twitter user wrote. “Even if they add 200 new rules, Barbz and Armys will find their way to BC, that’s where you’ll actually have a fan base.”

Nicki Minaj reveals facts!! Billboard is trying to keep BTS and Nicki from reaching the top of the top 100, but they will continue to dominate,” another comment read.

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