Nicki Minaj Omitted From Netflix’s ‘Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop’ Trailer and Barbz Aren’t Happy


“I think bc Nicki is working on her own doc…I don’t understand why Missy didn’t agree,” Allen—whose involvement with the project is not yet verified—said in a follow-up. He noted other producers on the project include Dream Hampton, MC Lyte, Raeshem Nijhon, and Justin Simien, and that anyone’s irritation with the streaming service is misplaced. “Netflix bought it but didn’t produce it,” he wrote.

The four-episode project hits Netflix on Aug. 9. In the meantime, here’s what Netflix said in an official press release: “This timely limited doc series recontextualizes the irrepressible women of hip hop and their role in the genre’s 50 years by reinserting them into the canon where they belong: at the center, from day one to present day. By giving flowers to originators like Sha-Rock and Roxanne Shante or hearing real talk from contemporary superstars like Saweetie and Coi Leray, Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop contextualizes the history of the music that changed the world within the wider social, racial, and political landscape of the times and, crucially, through a female lens.”