Nicki Minaj is catching heat from spectators and The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for posting an Instagram video perceived to be making fun of a woman with mental illness in South Beach, Florida.
The video features Nicki filming a woman from the window of a car while the woman shouts briefly and unintelligibly. Minaj can be heard laughing at the woman.
When the woman walks away and turns back to shout “Go away!” at Nicki, the rapper laughs hard and and asks “What did I do?”
As the woman continues to walk away, Nicki says “Miss! You look nice, can we talk?” before being distracted by a man who stops to tell her he’s a big fan.
The video has provoked a lot of backlash online with many accusing Minaj of making fun of a mentally ill or incapacitated woman.
A representative for NAMI has made a statement regarding Minaj’s video saying: “Nobody would make fun of a cancer patient, and mental illness is an illness like any other,” according to TMZ.
Minaj has yet to respond to the backlash.