A new Netflix docuseries celebrating female emcees is set to be released later this year, but some have noticed that one of the most prominent female artists of today’s generation has not been featured.
Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop features some of the world’s greatest female rappers, including Queen Latifah, Cardi B and Da Brat, but does not include Nicki Minaj, which has left some fans wondering why.
Some speculate it could be that the 40-year-old Queens native is on the docuseries but wasn’t featured in the trailer, while others think she may not be on it because of scheduling issues or her declining to be featured.
Either way, fans took to Twitter to share their sentiments about Nicki not appearing in the trailer.
Another wrote: “You have to acknowledge Nicki Minaj when it comes to Women in hip-hop. This disrespect to her legacy is exactly why Barbz go so hard. Nicki Minaj has had a longer and more successful career than any of these women ya’ll shown and has done more for MUSIC in general as well.”
“She most likely declined but yeah they could’ve included her someway,” one user shared.
Word on the street is her neighbors got wind of Petty being registered as a sex offender in the state of New York. When the convicted felon changed his address to his new Los Angeles home, a neighbor thought it was necessary to file a petition entitled “Say No to Sex Offenders in Hidden Hills.” The document cites concerns over property value and safety, and at the time of this writing, more than 1,500 people have signed the petition, which has set a goal to receive 2,500 signatures.
When the mother of one and her husband first moved to California, Petty was punished for failing to register as a sex offender in California and was subsequently ordered to serve one year in home detention.
Neither Nicki nor Petty has responded to the petition.