Lil Nas X has felt the wrath of Nicki Minaj‘s diehard fans — AKA The Barbz — and he’s backing down … but insists his love for her is real.
Here’s what’s up — LNX just dropped a brand new single, “Sun Goes Down,” and on the track, he sings about how he found comfort in following Nicki when he was growing up.
The lyrics go — “I’d be by the phone / Stanning Nicki mornin’ into dawn / Only place I felt like I belonged / Strangers make you feel so loved, you know?”
Seems pretty harmless … but the Barbz came after Lil Nas on Twitter, accusing him of looking for sympathy or dropping her name as a ploy for a future collab.
It didn’t take long for him to respond, and though he doesn’t apologize, and claims his lyrics and love for Minaj are sincere … he acknowledges “how it looks” and says he will no longer mention her.
This is Lil Nas X’s second straight single to spark some controversy … though the last one was of Biblical proportions.