Nicki Minaj Joins Raging Twitter War Against Sha’Carri Richardson After Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 08/04/2021, 10:30 AM EDT
EUGENE, OREGON – JUNE 19: Sha’Carri Richardson looks on after winning the Women’s 100 Meter final on day 2 of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 19, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)


Since last week, American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson has been in the midst of a battle on Twitter. While a failed drugs test forced her to withdraw from the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, she didn’t hold back in showing her confidence before the women’s 100m final on July 31.

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After Jamaica dominated the final on Saturday, several people across the globe tweeted against Richardson. One among them was rapper Nicki Minaj, who congratulated the Jamaican athletes while taking a subtle dig at the 21-year-old.

Nicki Minaj takes a subtle swipe at Sha’Carri Richardson on Twitter after women’s 100m final

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Richardson qualified for the Tokyo Olympics with a time of 10.86s in the US Olympic trials. She also set a personal best of 10.72s earlier in the year, which made her a favorite in the category. However, a positive drugs test forced her to withdraw from the Games. This left Teahna Daniels as the only American to make the final on Saturday.

EUGENE, OREGON – JUNE 19: Sha’Carri Richardson celebrates winning the Women’s 100 Meter final on day 2 of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 19, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

A day before the women’s 100m final, Richardson posted a tweet asking fans whether they missed her presence at the Games. In the final, Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce and Shericka Jackson locked out the podium to display Jamaica’s dominance. This sent Twitter into frenzy, with Minaj posting a tweet congratulating the three athletes.

However, the 38-year-old didn’t stop there as she replied to a tweet from Beenie Man. With Beenie Man referencing Richardson’s earlier tweet, Minaj didn’t hold back in her response.

With Beenie Man tweeting, “How wi fi miss yuh???”, Minaj responded by saying“Big up uno self.” 

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Fans hint at Minaj intentionally making these comments to retaliate to old tweets from Richardson

After Minaj’s tweets, old tweets from Richardson against the rapper resurfaced due to several fans. Using those tweets, they formed a theory that both Minaj and Richardson are not on friendly terms in any manner.

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One of those tweets from Richardson read, “Lol is it just me but Nicki Minaj in barbershop was kinda annoying.”

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Whether she jumped on the bandwagon or retaliated after two years, Minaj certainly fuelled the raging fire against Richardson on Twitter.

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management student, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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