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Nicki Minaj becomes emperor of America in epic Twitter thread

Beyoncé may be queen, but in this Twitter story, Nicki Minaj is Dictator-for-life.

 

David Britton

Internet Culture

Published May 23, 2017   Updated May 24, 2021, 1:33 pm CDT

All hail emperor Minaj.

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In the world of epic Twitter stories, Oliver Willis has managed to create something that stands above the rest, not only for its creativity and thrilling plot line, but because, in the age of Trump, it totally captures the feeling many American’s have that, at this point, anything is possible.

It also scores points for taking the celebrities and politicians we all know and turning them into the most colorful cast of characters since Arrested Development first aired on Fox back in 2003.

In addition to Dictator-for-life Minaj we have:

Her arch rival Katy Perry

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Beyoncé, of course, shows up as Secretary of Defense.

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And if Beyoncé is around, Jay-Z can’t be far behind.

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Lady Gaga weighs in, but seems to be hedging her bets.

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Naturally, Taylor Swift doesn’t fair well under the new regime.

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Marco Rubio is around, and of all the characters, Willis plays him closest to reality.

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Obviously, Barack and Michelle Obama have something to say.

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Surprisingly, Trump shows up very little in the thread, and then it’s just to whine.

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A veritable cornucopia of politicians and celebrities make an appearance in the story, including Justin Timberlake, Hillary Clinton, and a surprise, but perfect, Janet Jackson reference.

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Willis even gives himself a brief cameo.

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But he saves the best role of all for Vice President Mike Pence. Who you (almost) end up rooting for.

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It’s an engaging and thoroughly entertaining story with plenty of twist and turns, and we highly recommend reading it start to finish. Twitter users are already clamoring for more.

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No reply yet from Nicki Minaj on how she feels about the whole thing, which does kind of make you wonder: What is she up to??

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*First Published: May 23, 2017, 6:19 am CDT