But right now, she's Nicki's alter-ego, which is already problematic seeing as Nicki is appropriating Asian culture.
But it got worse over the weekend, when she promoted a new Snapchat filter that shows a pair of hair buns with chopsticks inside of them.
"Click the link in my bio to use the #ChunLiSnapchatFILTER – it comes complete w/diff color buns, 🥢 & 👶 hair 😜. I used a black & white filter after I recorded," she captioned her video.
Fans were pretty quick to call her out.
"Nicki Minaj you have really messed up with this Chun Li stuff. You got black people disrespecting Chinese/Asian culture. Smh," one person commented.
"So we gonna act like this isn’t cultural appropriation? I would’ve thought because you are a person of colour you’d understand why cultural appropriation sucks but I guess you’re just as ignorant as white people lol," another said.
"Isn’t she South Asia cuz I’m south Asian and the culture is COMPLETELY different from East Asian culture i would never use chopsticks and buns and claim it as my culture because its isn’t," said someone else.