TikTok users are calling some people “barbs” and it is a new trend on the platform. But is being a barb a good thing or a bad thing?
Let us explain what a TikTok barb is and you can find out for yourself if you are one.
What is the meaning of a TikTok barb?
This new slang is all about how much of a Nicki Minaj fan you are. Users on TikTok already call the artist “Barbie”. A lot of her fans follow not just her but also her political views.
If you look up the best slang dictionary, the Urban Dictionary defines “barbs” as –
Short for Barbies
Example – Nicki Minaj- “Yo I just love all my fans ! You are my barbs !”
a fan of the infamous female rapper Nicki Minaj
Example – Nobody:
J.K Rowling: Fun fact, Neville Longbottom was a barb!
a big fan of the very famous and iconic rapper nicki minaj. her fanbase itself is called the barbs or the barbz. (one of the best fanbases on the planet).
Example – Person 1: “I am a certified barb. I have bought Pink Friday, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, The Pinkprint, and Queen!”
Person 2: “That’s what I’m talking about!”
But there’s something else you need to know. Being a barb means being a Nicki Minaj hardcore fan but being a TikTok barb means something else entirely –
A TikTok barb is someone who pretends to be a fan of Nicki Minaj for clout but really isn’t a fan.
Example – “Hey did you see that TikTok barb that doesn’t even like Nicki Minaj?”
So which one are you? A barb or a TikTok barb?
Other similar slangs
People call Nicki barbie because she likes to wear a lot of pink. It is said that her alter ego is Harajuku Barbie because of so much girlishness in her clothing style. Now her fans call her Harajuku Barbs for short.
All of her male fans are known as the “Ken barbz” because Barbie’s boyfriend is the Ken doll. This fanbase is really elaborate and if you are new, you better get used to certain terms so that you can keep up with the fans.