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Nicki Minaj Disapproves of AI-Generated ‘Super Bass’ ’70s-Style Cover

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Nicki Minaj has heard the latest AI creation take on a modern song, featuring her hit “Super Bass” and she’s not pleased with the results.

In a since-deleted post on X that went viral on Saturday (May 18), the “Starships” rapper quote-tweeted an AI-generated version of her 2010 hit, performed in a 1970s disco-style.

“I hate yall so bad for this,” she wrote, though it wasn’t clear if she was being sarcastic or seriously disliked the production. In the past, Nicki Minaj has made her opinion on AI-generated art known, and it’s clear that she’s not a fan.

Last month, she joined Q-Tip, Chuck D, and other artists to support a campaign protecting musicians from having their creations taken by artificial intelligence.

An open letter organized by the Artists’ Rights Alliance outlines their opposition to the use of A.I. within the music industry after tech companies such as YouTube began experimenting with AI music-making tools.

The open letter says: “We must protect against the predatory use of AI to steal artists’ voices and likenesses.”

The artists also called upon tech companies to not “undermine or replace the human artistry of songwriters and artists, or deny us fair compensation for our work.”

The letter also warned against the creation of technology that will “violate creators’ rights, and destroy the music ecosystem.”

The letter was signed by over 200 artists including some of the biggest names in Hip Hop.

As well as Minaj, Tip and Chuck, signees included Metro Boomin, Benny The Butcher, Dave East, Doechii, Jadakiss, Ja Rule, Hit-Boy, and Tech N9ne.

In more positive Nicki Minaj news, she — alongside Drake and Beyoncé — was among the many artists nominated for 2024 BET Awards.

The full list of all the nominations was revealed on Thursday (May 16) on the network’s official website, and they revealed that the 6 God leads the pack with seven nominations, including Album of the Year and Best Male Hip Hop Artist.

Minaj is second runner-up for nominations, and the Pink Friday rapper received a total of six nods, including Best Female Hip Hop Artist and Video of the Year (for “Barbie World” featuring Ice Spice).

Beyoncé, meanwhile, has four nominations, alongside 21 Savage, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Tyla, and Usher.

Other nominees include J. Cole, Sexyy Red, SZA, and Victoria Monét.