In Nicki Minaj’s interview with Marie Claire, the rapper discussed her fourth-studio album and competing with male MC’s. The Queens musician also brought up Kanye West and his hit “Gold Digger” to explain her issue with black men marrying outside of their race once they start making a lot of money.
“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,” said the Head Barb In Charge. “It wasn’t funny when Kanye said [in “Gold Digger”] ‘When he get on, he’ll leave your a** 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 also brought up Kim Kardashian to talk about the double standards women of color face. She argues that it’s more accepted by society for white women to take scantily clad or naked selfies than it is for women of color to do so.
“When Kim Kardashian’s naked picture came out, [Sharon Osbourne] praised it, and my fans attacked her for being such a hypocrite,” she 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’s issue of Marie Claire hits newsstands on Oct. 18.