Nicki Minaj may be leaving the ‘Gram.
The rap queen is speaking out after the photo-sharing platform announced plans to stop displaying the number of “likes” visible on posts for some users in order to decrease competitive pressure.
“I’m not posting on IG after this week cuz they removing the likes,” Nicki tweeted on Saturday. “Hmmmm what should I get into now? Think of all the time I’ll have with my new life.”
’M NOT POSTING ON IG AFTER THIS WEEK CUZ THEY REMOVING THE LIKES. HMMMM WHAT SHOULD I GET INTO NOW? THINK OF ALL THE TIME I’LL HAVE WITH MY NEW LIFE
— MRS. PETTY (@NICKIMINAJ) NOVEMBER 9, 2019
Earlier this week, Instagram announced that it will start testing a feature in the U.S. that will hide likes from showing on certain accounts. “What we’re hoping to do is depressurize Instagram a little bit, and make it a bit less of a competition,” Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri told Bloomberg. “The idea is to try and reduce anxiety and social comparisons, specifically with an eye towards young people.”
However, Nicki has her own theory. She took to Instagram Live to voice her frustrations. “So basically no, Instagram is about to take everyone’s likes simply because they don’t want you to go off on the side, forming all sorts of businesses and being able to say, ‘I get this amount of likes,’ and charging brands. They want you to have to pay them. If you pay them, then that’s why we have all these ‘sponsored’ Instagram posts… They had to shuffle it real quick to let you know, you ain’t the boss.”