In a new documentary, Nicki Minaj: My Time Now, set to air on MTV this Sunday, the musical superstar talks about how hard it is to set a positive example for today’s young girls.
“When you’re a girl, you have to be everything. You have to be dope at what you do but you have to be super sweet and you have to be sexy and you have to be this, you have to be that, and you have to be nice,” she says. “It’s like, ‘I can’t be all those things at once. I’m a human being.’ ”
Nicki is the first to admit that it hard to meet the high standard set for women in the recording industry. It’s the double standard that gets under her skin.
“When I am assertive, I’m a b*tch,” Nicki says. “When a man is assertive, he’s a boss. He bossed up. No negative connotation behind ‘bossed up.’ But lots of negative connotation behind being a bitch. Donald Trump can say, ‘You’re fired.’ Let Martha Stewart run her company the same way and be the same way. [People will say] ‘F—ing old evil b*tch!’ But Donald Trump, he gets to hang out with young b*tches and have 50 different wives and just be cool. ‘Oh, Donald, we love you, Donald Trump!'”
Unfortunately, it’s her lack of editing that make her an easy target for fellow female MC Lil Kim who decided to drop a new single, Black Friday, as a outright dis to Nicki Minaj’s new lipstick release with MAC Cosmetics.
Do you think Nicki Minaj is setting a positive example for today’s girls?