It was a big weekend for Sia, but not in a good way. She confused Nicki Minaj for Cardi B on Twitter, and given the public spats those two have had over the years, fans of the rappers did not take that well.
In a now-deleted tweet, a fan posted a picture of Minaj and asked Sia if she would like to collaborate with the rapper. Sia, mistaking Minaj for Cardi B, responded, “I love @iamcardib and although this isn’t a collaboration, I would love to COLLAB with her any day!”
I love @iamcardib and although this isn't a collaboration, I would love to COLLAB with her any day!
— sia (@Sia) June 12, 2020
Thinking she sparked a feud between the two, Sia wrote in a since-deleted tweet, “Hey @iamcardib @NICKIMINAJ you aren’t thinking about a feud right now are you? We are focused on the problem of systemic racism.” She added in another tweet that was also deleted, “I don’t give a sh*t about feuds, George Floyd was f*cking murdered. Breonna Taylor. Murdered. Come on let’s rise in unity. You think @iamcardib and Nikki are so petty that they would want you focusing on a silly feud instead of REAL NEWS.”
Sia responds to backlash after she mixed up Nicki Minaj with Cardi B:
“I don’t give a sh*t about feuds” pic.twitter.com/valekioXpn
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) June 13, 2020
This also caused blackface allegations to re-emerge due to old photos of Sia with black coloring on her face. Sia didn’t comment on that over the weekend, but she previously addressed it in 2019, sharing a performance video from 2011 and writing on Twitter, “For the swift fans trying to make out that I would ever do blackface please see this video. I was painting myself into the backdrop, it was a pre cursor to the wig…” Sia addressed the images then because Taylor Swift fans brought them up, after Sia tweeted a message of support for Scooter Braun in mid-2019.
omfg why are there so many pics of sia in blackface? i've only seen the first one, looks like this was a before show routine for her wtf she's sick pic.twitter.com/VfJFEtowaz
— ً (@xtinaspipe) June 13, 2020
For the swift fans trying to make out that I would ever do blackface please see this video. I was painting myself into the backdrop, it was a pre cursor to the wig… https://t.co/6St0hWl1k1
— sia (@Sia) July 2, 2019
You're a good kind man @scooterbraun I hope this passes quickly.
I love you keep going.
— sia (@Sia) July 2, 2019
Later, Sia apologized for her Minaj-Cardi mix-up, tweeting, “I totally misunderstood a tweet earlier that has resulted in me making a buffoon out of myself. Sorry @NICKIMINAJ and @iamcardib if you hear about it. Can I just like you both?”
— sia (@Sia) June 13, 2020
Sia’s busy weekend on Twitter came not long after she guested on The Tonight Show and performed “Together.”
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