Nicki Minaj has always been famously vocal about the treatment of women of color in the entertainment industry vs. white women. In a new interview she’s defiantly calling out thos e double standards, once again.
“When Kim Kardashian’s naked picture came out, [Sharon Osbourne] praised it, and my fans attacked her for being such a hypocrite,” Minaj told writer Janet Mock in the November issue of Marie Claire.
“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.”
This isn’t the first time the New York rapper has questioned the visceral, sometimes negative reactions she gets for showing off her shapely body. In 2014, after receiving criticism for the album art for her single “Anaconda,” she posted pictures on social media of herself in a thong with the caption “Unacceptable” beside pictures of white supermodels in thongs with the caption “Acceptable.”
Minaj’s full Marie Claire interview will hit stands on Oct. 18.