Nicki Minaj has come under heat following her interview with Elle magazine, where opened up on being single and women being modern-day prostitutes as many now sleep with men for money, and wondering if she has in some way contributed to that.
Nicki said; “It’s the first time in my life I’ve ever been single.” Revealing that this would be the first time she is ever single since turning 15.
As soon as I realized that I could actually live and breathe, and eat and sleep, and walk and talk without having a boyfriend, something clicked in me.
Becoming single was one of the things that made me feel strong and powerful. The fact that I am a young woman who doesn’t need a man for money. I don’t need a man for a job. I’ve never had to f*ck for beats. I’ve never had to f*ck for a record deal. I don’t have those pressures. I get up when I want, shop when I want.
On dealing with the opposite sex, Nicki talked about the messages of her new album saying it “OK to keep your legs closed.”
I don’t really know how to say that without being offensive.
Maybe I was naïve, but I didn’t realize 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. But I started finding out that you give them a couple thousand dollars, and you can have sex with them. I was like, Yikes.
It’s just sad that they don’t know their worth. It makes me sad as a woman. And it makes me sad that maybe I’ve contributed to that in some way.
I’ve always felt like it. But in a lot of ways, I don’t know if I’m doing the same thing they’re doing, because I’m selling sex appeal. So I can’t look down on these girls. I may not be having sex with people, but I’m still selling sex appeal.
That’s true. But I just don’t know if girls who look up to me think that when I’m posting a sexy picture. I’m actually the antithesis of all of that. I’m more of, like, the snobby girl, like the ‘Uh, what’ type of girl. And I want girls to be like that. I’d rather you be called snobby or a bitch or conceited—I’d rather you be called that than easy, and a ho, and a slut.
Many have come out to slam her for this interview. Read some of the comments below;