Nicki Minaj sparked controversy after referring to Princess Diana as her ‘dear friend’ during a concert in Birmingham, England. The rapper’s unexpected tribute to the late Princess of Wales prompted mixed reactions from fans and critics. In a TikTok video, Minaj handed her microphone to a fan from Wales and made the connection to Princess Diana, leading to a moment of silence in the audience. Presumably, it referenced Nicki’s 2023 smash single “Princess Diana,” which featured rapper Ice Spice. The shout-out left Twitter users perplexed after the video went viral. One user stated, ‘A dear friend of mine… She was 14 when Diana died…’

Why do you think Nicki Minaj called Princess Diana a “dear friend?”