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Nicki Minaj taken aback by man who mistook her for Trina

Written by on August 4, 2022

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Nicki Minaj and Trina are both successful Black female rappers, but they don’t look or sound the same. Yet, a store clerk managed to get them confused when he mistook Nicki for the Miami native. Nicki recalled the incident in a video shared on her TikTok account

“Y’all, I just came back from this meeting, right? And because, like, on my way home, I’m like, you know, I asked the driver to drop me off at this store,” she recalled. She went about her shopping trip before having an awkward encounter with the man behind the register.

“He start looking at me like, you know, he didn’t want to kind of, like, blow my cover, ’cause there’s other people waiting right behind me in the store,” Nicki continued. “So, I lean in ’cause it’s clear that he’s trying to tell me something and I don’t want to talk to you. So, he goes—and he was so serious but so excited, so I’m like, ‘Of course, global icon superstar.’ I’m thinking in my head, it’s OK.”

Nicki went on, “He leans in, and with all seriousness, he said, ‘I been listening to you all day.'” The man then revealed he was a fan of her “old school” music, specifically the song with Trick Daddy.

Nicki Minaj has never collaborated with Trick, so it’s clear the fan unknowingly praised the wrong person. It’s assumed he’s actually a fan of Trina, as she and Trick Daddy have collaborated several times throughout the course of her career.

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