Nicki Minaj Calls for Empathy for Kanye West, Pete Davidson on Social Media: 'We Can Be So Insensitive'

Nicki Minaj
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Nicki Minaj attends the Oscar De La Renta front Row during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Spring Studios Terrace on Sept. 11, 2018 in New York City.  

Nicki Minaj is asking others to show empathy for Kanye West and Pete Davidson, who both spoke publicly about living with mental illness on Saturday (Dec. 15).

"We can be so insensitive," Minaj tweeted Saturday afternoon. "God bless Kanye & Pete. Being flippant about mental illness speaks more about you than them. Stop saying the word love & live it. Love is an action."

Over the past few days, West -- who has previously addressed being diagnosed with bipolar disorder -- has shared a plethora of unfiltered thoughts on social media, including comments about the state of his mental health. "No one would ever choose to end up in a mental hospital and diagnosed with a mental disorder but god chose me to publicly go through this journey and it is beautiful," the rapper tweeted Saturday morning. In another tweet, he said, "6 months off meds I can feel me again."

On Saturday, Davidson -- who has been candid about his own diagnosis of borderline personality disorder -- took to social media to praise West for speaking out about mental health. But the post was followed by a disturbing note in which the SNL cast member wrote, "I really don't want to be on this earth anymore. I'm doing my best to stay here for you but i actually don't know how much longer i can last." Davidson then deleted his Instagram account. It has since been confirmed (via the New York Times) that the comedian is "at work" and "fine."

"Go & give this man some love. My God," Minaj wrote in reference to Davidson's since-deleted note. She went on call out how it's "#Popular #Fun #ToHate" on people, and to say that she's not one to "jump on bandwagons."

Minaj also retweeted several messages about Davidson, including one tweet that read, "Pete Davidson just posted what is essentially a suicide note and the majority of the comments on it are cruel and encouraging him to take his own life. Stan culture is a huge mistake." Another retweet said, "No matter what we think of celebrities or public figures, Pete Davidson is a human being who deserves to live. The thousands of hurtful comments to him are shameful and inhumane. Please know Pete, that you are loved by millions. Most of all, your family loves you unconditionally."

See Minaj's tweets below.


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