New York rapper Nicki Minaj is out here speaking big ol’ facts. The hip-hop veteran has come forward to unload serious talk about Instagram’s new emphasis on hiding likes.
On Sunday, Nicki lit up Twitter telling followers the policy is much more about taking power away from people and people on the independent grind.
This weekend, fellow Big Apple rapper Cardi B said the biggest IG issue relates to its commenting system.
“It’s a big ruckus right now that the likes on Instagram are getting taken away. This is my opinion on it, right? So from the beginning of Instagram, we had likes. And I feel like in the beginning of Instagram, everything was so fun, people wanted to post their pictures, get likes – where I think that Instagram got a little nasty, and it just took a weird turn, was when people started to like the comments, when they were allowed to like comments or reply back to somebody’s comments.”
B also detailed coming across people leaving horrific and offensive comments on her page.
“That’s when I feel like when people started sayin’ nasty things … somebody would just say something so vile because … they want comments back,” she continued. “Some people don’t have a life … I see a lot of people dedicate they time into sayin’ some of the craziest, most absurd shit on comments, just for likes and comments back. And I feel like that’s what’s messing up Instagram. … If anything is affecting Instagram right now, it’s the way the comments have been done or have been changing these past few years. I feel people been sayin’ the most weirdest sh*t, been starting the craziest arguments, been starting to race bait because they want to get to the top, they want to get the most reactions. And that’s what I feel. The comments effect more than the likes.”
A few days ago, Instagram announced its intent to start hiding post likes.