The 33-year-old “Anaconda” rapper took issue with the West’s portrayal of the relationship between black men and women, calling him out in the November issue of Marie Claire.
“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,” she told the magazine. “It wasn’t funny when Kanye said [in his 2005 hit ‘Gold Digger’], ‘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 f–king truth.”
Minaj similarly pointed out the double standard that exists for women of color who choose to pose provocatively or semi-nude for photos they share to social media.
“When Kim Kardashian’s naked picture came out, [Sharon Osbourne] praised it, and my fans attacked her for being such a hypocrite,” Minaj said. “So it wasn’t trashy and raunchy when a white woman did it, but it was when a black woman did it? It’s quite pathetic and sad, but that is my reality, and I’ve gotten accustomed to just shutting it down.”
Minaj is no stranger to controversy. In May, a photo of her giving side-eye to fellow singer Demi Lovato at the annual Met Gala went viral, causing Lovato, 23, to declare that the fashionable fete would be her last one.
The “Confident” singer captioned the snapshot with the hashtag “#whatsgood,” in reference to a famous line Minaj used against Miley Cyrus at the previous year’s 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.
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