Nicki Minaj Congratulates Ben Shapiro
On Friday, Ben Shapiro, the Editor Emeritus of the Daily Wire, made headlines when he released a rap collaboration with Canadian rapper Tom MacDonald. The song, titled "Facts," quickly climbed the ranks and landed at the top spot on the iTunes rap charts. This achievement was made even more notable as Shapiro's rap surpassed A-list artists such as Nicki Minaj, Megan Thee Stallion, and Eminem.
Shapiro, known more for his conservative political commentary, made sure to tag Minaj in a tweet, playfully boasting about his rap's success. To everyone's surprise, Minaj responded with humor and even praised Shapiro's rap skills. She even playfully pointed out the similarity between Shapiro's beat and her own hit song, "Roman's Revenge."
Minaj's fans, known as the Barbz, also took notice of Shapiro's success and started a campaign to support Minaj and dethrone Shapiro from the top spot on iTunes. However, even with their efforts, "Facts" continued to reign supreme, and Shapiro couldn't help but taunt Megan Thee Stallion, who has had a public feud with Minaj.
But the success didn't stop there for Shapiro and MacDonald. They also landed at the top spot on the overall iTunes chart, surpassing big names like Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, and Taylor Swift. In a tweet, Shapiro joked about his musical roots, thanking his parents for their support in paying for 15 years of classical violin lessons.
Shapiro's rap in "Facts" focuses on criticizing the establishment and mainstream media while also addressing popular and controversial topics such as cancel culture and Black Lives Matter. The song also tackles societal expectations and the pressure to conform.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 26, 2024
In an interview with The Daily Wire, MacDonald explained that the song's intention was not to start a beef or attack anyone personally, but rather to spark a conversation and bring attention to important issues that are often swept under the rug.
Shapiro, who has previously appeared on popular music platforms such as The Joe Rogan Experience and The Breakfast Club, has always been vocal about his love for hip-hop and even hosted a hip-hop show during his college years. His collaboration with MacDonald has sparked a discussion about the intersection of politics and music and how they can be used as a tool for change.
While some have criticized Shapiro's foray into rap, others praise him for using his platform to challenge societal norms and promote open-mindedness. With "Facts" reaching the top spot on both the hip-hop/rap chart and overall iTunes chart, it's safe to say that the collaboration has sparked a significant impact.
As for Macdonald, the success of "Facts" has not only brought attention to his name but also to his unique style and message in the rap world. The Canadian rapper, who has been praised for his independent and thought-provoking lyrics, has gained new fans and a larger platform thanks to his collaboration with Shapiro.
Overall, "Facts" has proven to be a hit, not only on the charts but also in sparking conversation and challenging societal norms. With its catchy beat and bold lyrics, the song's success has certainly made a statement, and it will be interesting to see where Shapiro and MacDonald take their musical endeavors in the future.