KINGSTON, Jamaica – Less than 24 hours after its release, Skeng and Nicki Minaj’s official music video for the remix of Likkle Miss, has been slapped with restrictions on YouTube.
An annoyed Minaj shared the news with her 202 million Instagram followers on Monday. In a post showcasing the message she was sent by the popular streaming platform, Minaj questioned YouTube’s decision to restrict the video citing that things “a million (expletive) times worst” are allowed to go unrestricted.
“Imagine this. They restricted my (expletive) video but have things a million (expletive) times worse on their BOGUS (expletive) PLATFORM. This is what they do to keep you from winning while doing ads for other people and posting FAKE (expletive) STATS,” she captioned a shot of the YouTube advisory.
The multi-award winning artiste then went on to insinuate that the move could be a result of bias as “the same people who run YouTube are in bed with a certain record label and management company.”
In its message, YouTube said the Likkle Miss video was being age-restricted as the content was not deemed suitable for younger audiences. When a video is age-restricted on the platform, it means it will not be visible to viewers younger than 18 years. It also means users that are logged out of the platform or those who have restricted mode enabled will be unable to view the content.
In another post, Minaj still voicing her distress over the situation, said she believed the video was restricted to stop it from getting “a lot of views in the first 24 hours.”
Since its release at midnight on Sunday, Likkle Miss which was originally recorded by Skeng, one of dancehall’s hottest young sensations, garnered more than half a million views. It has also attracted rave reviews from viewers, many of whom flooded the comments section with praises for the pair on a masterful collaboration.
“They both have come so far dancehall and R&B together sounds fire gone be trending on TikTok in a flash. Much love from the Caribbean and other countries,” user TrEnCh_KiD wrote on YouTube.
“Gotta LOVE me some dancehall music! Nicki and Skeng did their thing, as usual,” user GhostAmethyst also commented.
Likkle Miss Remix music video was shot in New York City. This is Skeng’s first international collaboration. It was also the pair’s first in-person encounter since Minaj expressed an interest in working with the fast-rising dancehall star some months ago.