In a recent episode of The Late Late Show, Nicki Minaj showed off her British accent by joining James Corden for an interview. I was surprised by the number of people who asked – hopefully ironically – if the singer was English at the time. However, the Super Bass star has experience when it comes to channeling her inner Adele on a regular basis. Taking a look at the weird moment when Minaj spoke to the UK Prime Minister, we take a look at what happened.
What happened between Nicki Minaj and Boris Johnson?
It was back in September 2021 when Minaj went viral after making a claim about the Covid vaccine that went viral. Her cousin told her that the friend of her cousin who got the vaccine then went on to suffer from swollen testicles and impotence after receiving the vaccine.
In her defense, she claimed that she did not give people a choice, but was simply ensuring they were comfortable with their decision no matter what they chose. As a result, things got really strange at that point.
As a result, Professor Chris Whitty – the Chief Medical Officer of the UK – was asked about Minaj’s comments as part of his daily briefing, and he flatly denied them in a matter of seconds. To make sure that he was not outdone by his counterpart, PM Johnson had a few words to say.
‘I am probably not as familiar with the works of Nicki Minaj as I should be,’ Johnson said as he explained his lack of familiarity. Nevertheless, I know Nikki Kanani, a superstar general practitioner of Bexley, who will be the first to tell you that vaccines are wonderful and everyone should get vaccinated for their own good.
Minaj goes British
As a response to Johnson’s comments, the Trinidadian-born rapper sent a voice note on Twitter that has to be heard in order to fully comprehend.
On the other hand, those of you that watched Minaj attempt to practice her Essex accent on TV this week may have felt a sense of déjà vu, even though she went uber-posh on this occasion.
There was no doubt that Minaj’s tweet addressing Johnson was a peak 2021 tweet. In a word, it was bizarre to say the least. In spite of this, it shows that the superstar isn’t afraid to have a good time. There was never any doubt in our minds about that.
I just wanted to make sure you knew that I just called you to tell you that you were so amazing on the news this morning and I’m actually British,’ Minaj said. As a matter of fact, I was born there. There was a university there where I studied. It was my pleasure to attend Oxford University. I went to school with Margaret Thatcher, and she told me all kinds of things about you when I went to school with her.
Given the fact that Margaret Thatcher was born in 1925 (and died in 2013 at the age of 87), it is possible Minaj may not have been telling the whole truth when she made that claim.
What happened on The Late Late Show?
During Carpool Karaoke, Minaj performed a variety of her biggest hits with Corden, including some of her biggest hits. The most comments, however, came from her impression of Adele, which got the most attention.
As part of the famous singing challenge, Adele had previously sung Minaj’s hit Monster when she had taken part in the famous singing competition. Clearly, that left its mark on the rapper as she slipped into her best Essex accent as she sang.
There is one thing that can be said with certainty about Minaj, she seems to enjoy putting on a British accent. As a result, don’t be surprised if this isn’t the last time you’ll be asked where exactly she comes from in the future.
In conclusion, Nicki Minaj has a history of incorporating a British accent into her music and public appearances. This aspect of her artistic persona has sparked both intrigue and controversy among her fans and the public. While some appreciate her versatility and creative expression, others have criticized her for appropriating a cultural accent and accused her of inauthenticity. Regardless of differing opinions, it is clear that Nicki Minaj’s British accent has become a distinctive part of her public image and has contributed to the multifaceted nature of her career.