"I performed in Jamaica before & when I got off the stage I was surrounded by police with guns drawn."— Complex (@Complex) July 10, 2019
Following ASAP Rocky's arrest in Sweden, Nicki Minaj shared a story that confused some fans: https://t.co/tvo9F5EXtU pic.twitter.com/cklRxZpSx4
She rallied behind ASAP Rocky following his recent incarceration in Sweden.
The different policies of foreign countries became a raising issue.
Leading her to recount a story describing how the oppression women face almost costed her freedom.
I performed in Jamaica before & when i got off the stage I was surrounded by police with guns drawn. They were ready 2 take me to jail b/c they said I forgot to bleep a couple curses.... I could make one mistake & go to jail in a diff country where women have no rights. #FreeAsap— MEGATRON (@NICKIMINAJ) July 10, 2019
Minaj's story sparked confusion.
Some of her followers wondered how this incident connected to Rocky's situation.
Others felt she was comparing the Jamaican government to Saudi Arabia's regime.
Her fans in the country responded to her post in defense of their homeland.
Ummm for the ppl in the back, I wasn’t saying Jamaica doesn’t have women’s rights. I gave an example of what happened in JA to explain how easy it would be to do one thing wrong in Saudia Arabia b/c I’m not aware of every single rule & be locked up. Everyone knows I love JA. STFU— MEGATRON (@NICKIMINAJ) July 10, 2019
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