Nicki Minaj is hardly known for keeping her mouth shut on controversial topics and that reputation was re-enforced recently when she slammed Kanye West in a bout of insults aimed towards him and his wife Kim Kardashian. Nicki seems to of taken issue with Kanye’s portrayal of relationships between black men and women.
Although Nicki has often collaborated with the rap superstar, she didn’t hesitate in throwing some pretty nasty insults in his direction in her cover story for the November edition of Marie Claire magazine.
So what prompted this? Well Nicki is mad about the racially motivated double standards and sexist messaging in Kanye’s track ‘Gold Digger’, the same hit track that came out over ten years ago now. Nicki cited a line from the track and then hence pointed out Kanye’s current wife Kim Kardashian in reference.
“I’m so tired of black women feeling that when our men get rich, they’re going to leave them for a woman of a different race,” stated Nicki pretty ferociously, “It wasn’t funny when Kanye said, ‘When he get on, he’ll leave your ass for a white girl’, and Kanye happens to be with a white girl now. It wasn’t funny when he said it; it was the fucking truth.”
Although terribly and almost nonsensically put, I can see the point she is trying to make here. Personally I don’t agree with her whatsoever on the standpoint socially, but I can see how the hypocrisy she highlights applies to Kanye here. I think this is very much an overreaction to cause buzz rather than something she is passionate about otherwise why else would you trek back 11 years just to raise issues about a single line…?
Nicki also had a lot of beef with Sharon Osborne recently due to comments made about the singer and her ‘Anaconda’ music video.
Nicki verbally hit out at Sharon Osbourne for also being a hypocrite after Sharon praised Kim’s naked selfie yet then referred to the image of Nicki wearing a G-string and sports bra/crop top as a, “cheap porno cover of a DVD”. Controversial stuff eh?
“When Kim Kardashian’s naked picture came out Sharon praised it and my fans attacked her for being such a hypocrite. It’s quite pathetic and sad but that is my reality and I’ve gotten accustomed to just shutting it down,” Nicki firmly exclaimed.
Her anger and attitude here is much more viable and understandable. Sharon was so far out to make such ludicrous comments on the artist when she had no substance backing it up. I know the word ‘hypocrisy’ has been overused in this segment, but that there is a great example of it.
However, Nicki isn’t out of the blue yet, because I still have an issue with her exclamations about her fans ‘attacking’ Sharon Osborne. Sharon is a 64 year old woman, 31 years the elder to Nicki Minaj, don’t send your fans after a woman of that age no matter how far in the wrong they were/are (in fact you should never send your fans to hate on anyone no matter what their age or background). Be the bigger person, dissent her claims, offer an argument that makes her look silly (which would of been easy to do here) and then leave being the obvious winner. Don’t let your fans horde mentality do the talking, it’s not right.