Although she has more than 107 million followers on Instagram, Nicki Minaj has vowed to stop using the social media platform if her ‘likes’ are no longer visible.
The photo-sharing app recently announced plans to hide the number of people who have ‘liked’ pictures on the site for other people, meaning the only person who will be able to see the engagement on their content is the owner of the post.
And while many have applauded the decision – which is believed to help people combat the pressures of social media – Nicki, 36, has said she’ll stop using Instagram if they implement this feature, because she doesn’t think it’s any “better”.
“They took away your engagements in the first place by disrupting the algorithm.”— Nicki Minaj
The Anaconda hitmaker tweeted: “I’m not posting on IG after this week cuz they removing the likes. Hmmmm what should I get into now? Think of all the time I’ll have with my new life.
“They took away your engagements in the first place by disrupting the algorithm. Then they boost it to show you how much better this new iPhone is. I mean how much better this new IG feature is. – lemme guess, u don’t believe your iPhone messes up when the new iPhone comes out… (sic)”
Nicki’s outrage comes after Kim Kardashian West said she was pleased to see creators of the app discussing plans to remove likes, although she noted it could have an impact on celebrities and influencers, who often earn a bulk of their money from the number of followers and interaction they have on a post.