February 11, 2022

TikTok Hosted A Black History Month Event With Nicki Minaj But It Didn’t Go How Everyone Would Have Expected

Black creators say they were excluded from a TikTok event for Black History Month, which featured the self-acclaimed ‘queen of rap’ Nicki Minaj.

It turns out that the majority of the crowd were in fact non-black participants

Some creators took direct issue with the non-Black TikTokers who were at the event and accused them of monopolizing the space.

Dessy Joseph / Tiktok

While others criticised the social media giant itself for not regulating the event, which took place on February 8th, better.

Erick Louis, a name I’m sure you’ll recognise due to his insane following and influence on the app, wasn’t invited to the event.

He told Buzzfeed: “I don’t see how inviting a celebrity or creating an event last minuet and sending the invite to people who aren’t Black makes sense for a Black History Month event.”

He went on to say that he feels there’s no “due diligence” and a proper care and catering to Black people on the app.

The event was dubbed ‘Black History Month Creative Meet UP X Nicki Minaj’ according to emails shown in a tiktok posted by fellow creator Dessy Joseph.

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Abbianca Makoni

Abbianca Makoni is a content executive and writer at POCIT! She has years of experience reporting on critical issues affecting diverse communities around the globe.