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Nicki Minaj’s songs often celebrate her sexuality — just listen to “Anaconda” or “Monster” if you need evidence — and we’ve always loved her for it. But not everyone feels the same. Nicki has gotten a lot of criticism for her sexually explicit lyrics and music videos over the years — and she has something to say about it.

In her new cover story in Marie Claire, Nicki talks to Janet Mock (!!!) about the double standards for how black and white women's sexuality is portrayed in the media. In an excerpt from the interview, she says:
"When Kim Kardashian's naked picture came out, [Sharon Osbourne] praised it, and my fans attacked her for being such a hypocrite. 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."

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In the interview, Nicki also talks about young women’s goals, saying:

“Nowadays, I feel like [young women] see marrying into money—I think that's a big thing now. I don't want that to be a woman's goal in life. I want your goal in life to be to become an entrepreneur, a rich woman, a career-driven woman. You have to be able to know that you need no man on this planet at all, period, and he should feel that, because when a man feels that you need him, he acts differently."


Words of wisdom — and the whole interview isn’t even available yet. We’ll be waiting because we can’t wait to read it all.

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