The rapper opens up about "racial double standards."
- byAbi Moustafa
Nicki Minaj has called out Kanye West for his portrayal of the relationship between black men and women in his 2005 hit song Gold Digger.
Speaking to Marie Claire, Minaj said: “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."
“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,” she continued.
Minaj also discussed the double standard that exists for women of colour who pose provocatively or semi-nude for photos they share on 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.”
Nicki Minaj and Kanye West at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards on August 30, 2015.
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