Nicki Minaj Says She's the New Harriet Tubman

Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman, Malcolm X ... and then there's Nicki Minaj. You read that right, the Barbie Dreams artist proclaimed herself the latest freedom fighter, likening herself/situation to that of human rights icon Harriet Tubman.

The 35-year old, who for the most part stays mute about black people's movements and struggles except when it is of benefit to her or she's on the wrong end of the stick, on Monday night linked her Spotify situation to that of Harriet Tubman's, Who by the way led scores of slaves to freedom in the 19th century despite having a bounty on her head.

While she did not outrightly compare herself to the abolitionist legend on the above tweet. TMZ has her on camera boldly saying "I'm the new Harriet Tubman."

While on her way to the VMA's on Monday night (Aug. 21). TMZ photogs asked her about her Twittershake up that resulted to Tubman's name being a trending topic on the social media site. 

"I am the new Harriet Tubman," she responded. "I'm Tubman, leave me alone."

Sounds harmless but her frivolous claims didn't go down well with some members of the Twitter public, who weren't afraid to call her out on her bullshit.

Checkout some of the best reactions below.

Nicki didn't back down from her original tweet, but she added more context to it in another several hours later. "Y’all I had no idea Harriet Tubman was now trending. I said what I said," she tweeted.

Nicki Minaj released her fourth studio album 'QUEEN' on Friday (August 10.) The album debuted at No. 2 on the billboard 200, behind Travis Scott's ASTROWORLD. 

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