Teen climate activist “Little Miss Flint”, who has advocated for clean water in Flint, Michigan, for eight years, faced a barrage of hate comments from fans of Nicki Minaj and Megan Thee Stallion. The backlash followed her plea for the musicians to unite and assist the city amid their feud.
Mari Copeny became known as “Little Miss Flint” after she initiated a campaign to ensure Flint got access to clean water when she was just a child, according to the Daily Mail. Mari, who has tirelessly worked on resolving the Flint Water Crisis for nearly a decade, decided to step into the feud between Nicki Minaj and Megan Thee Stallion.
Despite her attempt to channel the conflict into a positive cause by urging celebrities to donate to end the water crisis, fans countered her goodwill with harsh criticism, expressing indifference. Mari had taken to X, formerly known as Twitter, to solicit the help of the rappers.
She wrote: “Hey @NICKIMINAJ and @theestallion I have an idea! Let me introduce myself. I’m Mari and I’m a 16-year-old from Flint, MI.
“I have been working half of my life to get clean water not just to Flint but to hundreds of other communities dealing with clean water crisis. Both of you have HUGE platforms. So I have a couple ideas.
“Your new songs will be getting tons of streams. Can you please consider pledging to donate $0.01 for every stream you have on these songs for the next 24 to 48 hours?”
Despite the 16-year-old’s efforts to unite the two rappers for positive change, a significant number of fans remained more interested in prolonging the ongoing feud. One Nicki fan wrote: “You can filter out the water we use after we mop the floor with this b*** Megan Thee Stallion. Until then step aside baby! Grown folk business.”
Another fan added: “God forgive me but I’d actually have to tell her to stay out of grown folk business.”
“Hey Mari, shut the f*** up and call some government, we busy today,” one user said.
Someone else wrote: “Clout chasing ho.”
“Girl f*** you,” commented another person.
One user added: “Girl shut the f*** up.”
“Who the f***,” added one person.
Someone else said: “We don’t give a f***.”
One person said: “Why now? You could’ve chose any other time to say this before, but you wanna talk about this now?”
“What the f*** does this have to do with anything? I’m sorry but y’all are reaching,” someone else added.
Mari expressed dismay on Instagram about the negative reactions from fans of two musicians, calling out followers of Nicki Minaj in particular.
According to her, she is shocked people care less about the impact the worst tweets could have on someone, acknowledging the harmful impact of such “Stan” behavior. Despite facing criticism, Mari also received support and applause from some individuals.
The feud between Nicki Minaj and Megan Thee Stallion started when Megan released her latest song, “Hiss,” with lyrics that led fans to speculate she was targeting Nicki and her husband, Kenneth Petty.
In the lyrics, Megan referenced “Megan’s Law,” a U.S. regulation requiring law enforcement to disclose information about registered sex offenders.
This seemed to be a direct jab at Petty, who is a registered sex offender due to a guilty plea for attempted rape at the age of 16.