YouTuber Lily Singh released a parody video of Nicki Minaj’s song ‘Barbie Dreams,’ where she took some pretty savage shots at YouTube’s most popular male creators.
The song’s premise is centered around Lily wanting to shoot a video with a top male YouTuber, but she is ultimately unable to due to their perceived ‘flaws.’
“…Most of these boys, they can’t hit the spot/ Gotta pretend to finish, like Casey did with his Vlog,” she said in reference to Neistat’s previous vlogging hiatus.
Her video even features some of the YouTubers in question, including Anthony Padilla from Smosh, Alex Wassabi, Swoozie, and Kingsley.
Lily took aim at some other pretty big faces in the YouTube sphere, as well, such as PewDiePie, Philip DeFranco, and even Fortnite/Twitch legend Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins.
“Need a loyal guy like Ninja who is fully equipped/ Won’t live stream with other chicks because he’s fully whipped,” she rapped, citing Ninja’s recent controversy over declining to stream with women.[ad name=”article3″]
Lily stated that the purpose of her video was to poke some good-natured fun at the men in question, and assured that her rap didn’t contain any legitimate beef.
“Can the internet still take a joke?,” she wrote in the video’s description. “I’d like to think yes! …I feel like these days everyone takes everything and everyone so seriously. This is my little way of saying chill. Life is too short to be so serious and offended by everything.”
The video currently has over 1,200,000 views as of October 10, and has largely been taken in good spirits by victims of Singh’s savage rhymes.