BET wasn’t the only victim of Nicki Minaj’s Twitter wrath on Monday (February 11). The Black Barbie also called out Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich, joining collaborator Ariana Grande as a public critic of the longtime showrunner.
Nicki claimed she’s been “bullied into staying quiet” regarding her issues with Ehrlich. She promised to open up about the situation on the next episode of her Beats 1 show Queen Radio.
“I pissed off the same man Ariana just called out for lying,” she wrote. “Grammy producer KEN. I was bullied into staying quiet for 7 years out of fear. But I’ll tell my fans the REAL on the next episode of #QueenRadio they deserve the truth.”
Last week, Grande said Ehrlich lied about why the pop superstar wasn’t performing at the 2019 Grammys in his interview with the Associated Press.
“I’ve kept my mouth shut but now you’re lying about me,” Grande wrote on Twitter post, along with a screenshot of Ehrlich’s claims. “i can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken. it was when my creativity & self expression was stifled by you, that i decided not to attend. i hope the show is exactly what you want it to be and more.”
Nicki’s problem with the Grammy producer likely stems from her controversial performance at the 2012 Grammy Awards. In 2015, Ehrlich criticized her infamous performance of “Roman Holiday” in an interview with Hits Daily Double.
“I was not proud of what we did with Nicki Minaj three years ago,” he said. “I thought that was a disappointment both in terms of what we did and to an extent what she did. I’m not going to absolve us of any responsibility, but it just wasn’t good. If it had been controversial and good, I think I would have been proud of it. But we probably let out the string a little too much on that one.”
Watch Nicki perform “Roman Holiday” at the 2012 Grammys below.