Nicki Minaj’s Cryptic “Megatron” Tweet

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  1. agent j 15

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    I recognize that probably no one on this board likes Nicki Minaj, but I still found this interesting.

    It all started when Nicki tweeted a single word...
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    And the internet proceeded to lose their fucking mind. It was the top trending topic on Twitter for a while. Nicki then changed her profile to lean into the intrigue.

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    And this isn’t Nicki’s first brush with the leader of the Decepticons - she references Transformers in her verse on Future’s “Transformer”, calling back to Lil Wayne namedropping Optimus Prime on “Transform Ya” with an abusive piece of shit whose name I refuse to mention.

    Speculation continues to intensify - people have researched Megatron’s canonical backstory as a gladiator for the people and drawn parallels with Nicki. So what does Nicki mean by “Megatron”?

    Probably nothing as far as Transformers is concerned - some people have speculated its related to her fragrance and fashion lines, other people speculate it’s new music coming out or perhaps even a new album. And it could be any one of those things - as much as I love hip hop I’ve been lukewarm on Nicki as of lately. However... you guys remember Calvin Johnson, the NFL player who called himself “Megatron”? Cause Hasbro does.

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    Now, I’m not saying a partnership with Nicki Minaj and Hasbro is in the works, and I’m certainly not saying that we’ll get a pink repaint of Seige Voyager Megatron...

    But man that’d be cool.

    It’s however very unlikely - Calvin Johnson is one thing as the NFL is an “all ages” sort of franchise, but Nicki Minaj DEFINITELY doesn’t tailor her stuff towards children. But what do you guys think? Is this an album she’s making? Is she secretly a Transformers fan? Do you think Hasbro’s lawyers are gonna come gunning for her?

    I just found this interesting and was curious as to what the fandom thought.
     
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  2. TFXProtector

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    She's an odd duck. I wouldn't read too much into it.
     
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    Nicki Minaj x Transformers is a crossover I want to see very badly now.
     
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    ...meh.
     
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    You know who else I think is a Transformer? Faith Hill.

    In Tim McGraw's "She Never Lets it Go to her Heart," he sings the following:

    "They don't realize, there's more to her than what meets the eye."

    Now in the song, McGraw is talking about his love interest, who has many other guys interested in her, but she resists all of their advances. And who is Tim McGraw's beau? Faith Hill!

    Furthermore, why would they never get to her heart? Because she doesn't have a heart! She is a machine!

    will.i.am. In the Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow," he sings the following:

    "I'm a beast when you turn me on.
    Into the future Cybertron."

    So does will.i.am become a Transformer on Cybertron in the future? And just like the Maximals and Predacons originated in the future of Cybertron, is will.i.am stating that, in the future, he will be activated as a Maximal or Predacon? Or is will.i.am the Megatron Minaj is talking about?

    So we have two possible singers who are, or who will become at some point, Transformers in the future! Mind = :bay :lol 
     
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  6. Lovecraft

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    Screenshot_20190613-175421.png While we're on the topic, Ben Burnely, front man of post grunge band Breaking Benjamin is a TF fan and he's got a Decepticon emblem on one finger and the Autobot on the other.

    He put them there so he could show them off while playing. I'm thinking of doing the same (I'm a singer-songwriter) but with myriad insignias across all 10 fingers

    1. 84 Autobot
    2. 84 Decepticon
    3. 96 Maximal
    4. 96 Predacon
    5. 99 Maximal
    6. 99 Combatron
    7. 99 Vehicon
    8. 93 G2 Decepticon
    9. 02 Minicon
    10. 93 G2 Autobot
     
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    nikki minaj ? megatron ?
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    Megatron probably has the same significance to her as Chun Li does. Just a pop culture reference to use in a song...
     
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    In their song "Can U Dig It?", Pop Will Eat Itself had a line that said:

    we dig Optimus Prime and not Galvatron

    among a metric ton of other pop-culture references.
     
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    Also the amount Liu Kang is mentioned in raps at the moment.
     
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    Nicki is arguably the great female MC, and would be interested in seeing a video with megatron included. It is also surprising with her as she is big into that Barbie look thing.
     
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    It's fine, alot of my friends post nonsense on social media.
    Marketing stunt? Maybe she's a big fan? Hinting at something?
    What if she released a song about Transformers.
     
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    she finally named her @$$
     
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  15. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

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    Does that make cardi b Shockwave?
     
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    What The Fuck???!
     
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    I would buy a pink Nicki Minaj edition of any basic-ass tank Megatron just because this is a thing that should happen. :D  Also Pretenders redecoed as Tim McGraw and Faith Hill and a will.i.am. edition of Optimal Megatron. :D :D :D 
     
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    In my honest opinion i think celebrities like her or anyone else do that cause her "People's" told her. It's what you call a publicly stunt to get her name talked about alot and people to perhaps buy her music . I think that this is all it is. I for one really have nothing for her or her music. I actually can't stand that type of music but i respect others that do since its there type of music.
     
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    Shockwave is super smart that's got to be Rhapsody or Lauryn Hill
     
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  20. Aernaroth

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    Do you mean Rapsody? If we're talking about the same person, in Lailas Wisdom she states that she is at least 40% Autobot.
     
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