Her comments came as a shock to the Barbz and her casual fans, as the ‘Only’ hitmaker built her career on being sex-positive and empowering women to do whatever they want with their bodies.
During the interview she also made reference to “modern-day prostitutes: She said: “I didn’t realise how many girls were modern-day prostitutes … Whether you’re a stripper, or whether you’re an Instagram girl —these girls are so beautiful and they have so much to offer.”
Adding that her selling sex appeal is different from selling sex.
News of Minaj’s newfound “know your worth” ideology comes days after the release of her promo single, “Rich Sex”, on Monday — which includes lyrics such as “A-a-a** out, p***y fat, point me to a rich n**ga”.
Minaj also feels that she may have contributed to the influx of girls who “sell” sex appeal online.
The contradictory nature of her music and the interview set Twitterverse on fire, and many questioned if Minaj is going through an identity crisis.
Wow. Nicki got really honest about the impact of her sexual image. I’ve never heard her be this candid about it. pic.twitter.com/8dsg9u43Yj
Only folks on my tl i see criticizing Nicki for her interview are folks that rode for her from the jump. done had her as their AVI. their usernames. been tweeting lyrics, etc. so you gone have to find another deflection besides “yall just wanna be mad/are haters” to gaslight with
Anyways, Nicki should really work to word her thoughts better because I know she had no intentions of slut shaming. Discussing topics like this is like walking through a mine field. Barbz, saying stuff like you don’t feel bad for sluts doesn’t help, and that’s that on that.
Nicki Minaj’s “Party years” are over. @RationalMale already hip schooled me. Of course she is going to look down on women that youth/sex wise can be her competition.
She’s ready for a king now conveniently as she becomes older.
Problem is, women not in her position can’t beG£€@_ZeusZ
I read the article, Nicki Minaj did NOT try to slut-shame any woman. In fact she went as far as kinda deeming herself unfit to tell women to “close their legs” as she admits she herself is guilty of selling sex in way.
I applaud her for being brutally honest about her image.
Twitter user @SoualiganAmazon made a thread breaking down the problematic nature of the “Chun Li” hitmakers statements, emphasising that Minaj has centred her career around the male gaze when it came to sex-related things.
Clearly you knew your worth when you sold your sexuality & changed your image to clime to the top, Barbie.
And you know what, it’s yours to sell. No hate. Make your bread.
What you NOT gone do is shame & police women for also using their sexuality to eat.
Lmao and it’s NO coincidence that she mentions IG girls & strippers but I am sleep.
We had a whole decade of Nicki presenting herself as an object rather than a subject even when she had creative control but now it’s •your sexuality isn’t a commodity• OK