The Chinese Canadian actor had been criticized for 'anti-blackness' for a 2012 tweet
Liu recently found himself at threat of being cancelled by Minaj fans just hours after the trailer for Shang-Chi was released.
On Monday, audiences were treated to the first glimpse of the Canadian Chinese actor as Marvel’s first live-action superhero lead in the form of a teaser trailer.
By large, the trailer was warmly received, with many expressing their enthusiasm and excitement for the Asian-cast film.
However, the internet quickly turned sour after disgruntled Minaj fans became aware of a tweet that Liu had written in 2012, which mocked the ‘Super Bass’ singer.
“I thought I was at a Nicki Minaj concert for 20 minutes before I realised I was just watching a homeless man yell at a pigeon….” Liu tweeted in 2012.
Minaj fans took Liu’s tweet as a reflection of anti-blackness.
Yesterday, Liu took to his Instagram stories in response and recorded himself effortlessly rapping the first verse of ‘Super Bass’.
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