New York rapper Nicki Minaj is flexing her numbers. The hip-hop diva has hit up social media to reveal how popular her new PAPER Magazine cover has become.

Nicki went to Instagram Thursday (November 16) and revealed her cover post did record numbers for her.

Last night, rap veteran Eve clapped back at people getting on her for criticizing Nicki’s PAPER pics.

Social media has clapped at Eve over her statements and come to Nicki’s defense.

This week, Eve revealed her disinterest in supporting Nicki’s photo spread.

“It’s one of those things because I’ve worked with Nicki, I got to know her on [the movie] Barbershop and she’s incredibly, she’s a nice person. She’s an amazing rapper and as a lyricist, I respect her as a lyricist. But as a woman, from my point of view, personally, I would not be able to do that. I think in this climate, it’s not good. I think every artist has a right to express themselves however they want to express themselves and I respect that as well. For me personally, as I was coming up in this business, I started realizing young girls were looking up to me and younger people were looking up to me and not that you want to be a role model but it is what you are.”