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Netflix Announces New Docuseries Following Women in Hip Hop, Causes Frenzy Amongst Nick Minaj's Fans

The new documentary series will discuss the evolution of women in hip hop, though, they notably left out Nicki Minaj amongst other femcees.

A screenshot of the title of Netflix's "Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip Hop"
Netflix's documentary series will premiere on August 9, though its announcement didn't come without controversy (Photo Courtesy: Netflix)

Netflix announced a new limited documentary series titled “Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip Hop” and social media users went into a frenzy as they noticed Minaj was missing from the series trailer.


Many social media users, mostly Minaj’s fanbase, noted that Minaj wasn’t featured in the trailer. They questioned how a documentary series on women in hip hop could leave out Minaj, especially due to her huge impact.


Shawn Allen, a sound mixer and a producer on the documentary, clears up the confusion. He tweets that the “Super Bass” rapper didn’t let the project license her catalog, specifically her music and accompanying videos.


“Nicki didn’t let us license her music and videos,” Allen said in a tweet.

One Barb asked Allen to prove that Minaj declined while another claimed he had no ties with Netflix. Allen clarifies that he and the fellow producers sold the project to the streaming service. He also notes that Cardi B, Foxy Brown, Lil Kim, Missy Elliot were amongst those not mentioned in the documentary.

The documentary series will premiere on August 9 on the streaming service, though it’s unclear the amount of episodes in the project.



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