Ben Shapiro Rap Song Congratulated By Superstar
Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro and rapper Nicki Minaj are in the midst of a new feud, this time over a rap song.
After Shapiro and his collaborator, rapper Tom MacDonald, released their song “Facts” on January 26, it quickly climbed the charts and landed the top spot on the U.S. iTunes chart. In response, Minaj congratulated Shapiro on the success of the song, but also alluded to similarities between “Facts” and one of her own songs. Shapiro, who has previously criticized Minaj’s music, said that he was not aware of any similarities and took the opportunity to taunt the rapper and boast about his own success.
The song “Facts” is an anti-woke track that takes shots at various artists, including Minaj. The feud between Shapiro and Minaj is not new, as they have had public clashes in the past. Last year, they engaged in heated exchanges on Twitter over Shapiro’s reaction to a song by indie rapper “Pound Town 2.” But this latest feud has gained attention due to the success of “Facts” on the charts.
The song’s success is certainly a milestone for Shapiro, who has been known for his commentary rather than his music. In his response to Minaj’s comments, he thanked God, MacDonald, and his parents for their role in helping him become the “#1 rapper in America”. Many fans were surprised by Shapiro’s participation in a rap song, as he has previously stated that rap is not real music. However, the success of “Facts” has proven otherwise, as it has also reached the number one spot on the hip-hop/rap chart.
The Queen of Rap keepin’ it trill.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 1, 2024
“Facts” has also sparked a debate over the influence of influencers like Shapiro on the music industry. Shapiro has been known for his vocal opinions on various topics, and his endorsement or disavowal has played a role in propelling songs to the top of the charts in the past.
With “Facts,” Shapiro has now made it clear that he is also seeking to achieve a number-one song himself. This has drawn criticism from some who feel that this highlights a larger issue of opportunistic behavior in the music industry.
But regardless of the debate surrounding it, “Facts” has undeniably found success. This is largely due to the support and promotion it has received from conservative audiences. Shapiro’s fanbase, which largely aligns with MacDonald’s anti-woke ideology, has been quick to support and promote the song, catapulting it to the top of the charts.
However, it is worth noting that the song’s streaming numbers are still relatively small compared to other contenders, and it lacks substantial radio support. This means that for “Facts” to truly challenge for the number one spot on the Billboard charts, it will have to achieve a significant sales number in its debut week.
As the chart battle between “Facts” and other contenders like Nicki Minaj and Megan Thee Stallion’s “Hiss” and “Lovin on Me” continues, it is clear that Shapiro’s ultimate goal is to reach the number one spot on the Billboard charts. And with the success of “Facts” so far, it is not out of the realm of possibility.
Whether or not “Facts” will achieve that feat remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure – Shapiro and MacDonald’s collaboration has sparked a new debate over the influence of conservative voices in the music industry. Only time will tell what impact this may have in the future.