Today is Nicki Minaj’s 34th birthday, and the day wouldn’t have been complete without honoring this true queen. Over the years, she’s given us countless iconic songs, looks, and performances, but the thing she maybe does best is being shady and savage AF. Here’s a look at some of the most important Nicki moments ever, because she’s really given us so much.
1. The time she basically ended Miley Cyrus’ life while accepting a VMA.
2. How she spent an entire season of American Idol throwing shade at Mariah Carey.
3. When she used an acceptance speech to casually address the fact that Iggy Azalea might use a ghostwriter.
4. When Taylor Swift tried to get some attention and Nicki shut that shit down.
5. When Nicki’s ex Meek Mill dissed her at a concert and the subtweets came literally seconds later.
6. When she offered this very real critique of the patriarchy.
7. When she definitely gave Drake the worst blue balls of all time.
8. When she called out Andy Cohen on his own show.
9. The Remy Ma feud that’s lasted a full decade and given us like, 12 diss tracks.
10. When she literally ended our lives.
Happy birthday Queen, don’t take shit from anybody today.